Ben Simmons, small forward currently attending Montverde, had a busy summer in his native Australia. Here is hoping that Simmons had a goot time in the homeland, because it is going to be a busy year for the young man. He has been getting a lot of recruiting attention lately in particular from the LSU Tigers. Would anticipate Simmons ending up at a higher profile program, but you never know with the international kids. Think Andrew Bogut here. An elite level prospect who comes to the states to try his talent against the best.
Duke and LSU were on hand to see 2015 F @BenSimmons25 today.
— Jason Jordan (@JayJayUSATODAY) October 3, 2013
Was lucky enough to see Simmons play in the one tournament he played in last season, the National High School Invitational. It will be a tall order for the Eagles to repeat as national champs, but the tournament should be a blast regardless. It would be hard for next year’s tournament to top the ending of last year, but the talent should keep on rising as the years go by. Believe NHSI is only a few years old and it should only get more exciting from here on out. Let’s just put it like this, will definitely be circling that date on my calendar and if Simmons is there then all the better.
The forward is hoping to get back there, and he even dished on that in his USA TODAY Sports blog which is definitely worth checking out. Something tells me though that if he doesn’t get back to NHSI the LSU Tigers would still be glad to welcome him to the pack.