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Philadelphia 76ers | #25 | Guard-Forward

Ben

Simmons

PPG

14.8

RPG

7.6

APG

7.1

PIE

12.6

6'11" | 240lb | 24 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Holds career averages of 16.4 points (.554% FG,.583% FT), 8.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 34.0 minutes in 160 games (160 starts) over 2 NBA seasons with Philadelphia.

BEFORE NBA

LSU (2015-16) 2015-16 Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Year (USBWA)...2015-16 Sporting News National Freshman of the Year...2015-16 USA Today National Freshman of the Year...2015- 16 SEC Freshman of the Year...2015-16 First Team All-SEC...2015-16 All-SEC Freshman Team...First Team USBWA All-American...Second Team All-American by ESPN, Sports Illustrated and Sporting News... Third Team All-American by USA Today...Simmons was the consensus

PERSONAL LIFE

Born on July 20, 1996 in Melbourne, Australia ... Left handed .... Nickname is “Benny” ... Parents are David and Julie Simmons... Father played 13 seasons in the Australian National Basketball League (NBL), earning All-League honors with Melbourne in 1990 and an NBL championship with the Tigers in 1993 ... He also wore 25 and was retired by the Melbourne franchise he played with from 1989-1996 ... Also played for Newcastle, Sydney and Canberra teams in the NBL ... Served as interim head coach and assistant for the Hunter Pirates after retiring from play (2003-05) ... Ben has two other brothers – Liam and Sean; and three sisters – Olivia, Melissa, Emily ... Liam is an assistant coach at Southwest Baptist in Bolivar, Missouri... Favorite foods are steak and salad ...