Ben Simmons, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Ben Simmons

Australian basketball player

Date of Birth: 20-Jul-1996

Place of Birth: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Profession: basketball player

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Ben Simmons

  • Benjamin David Simmons (born 20 July 1996) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
  • He played college basketball for one season with the Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers, when he was named a consensus first-team All-American and the USBWA National Freshman of the Year.
  • He was selected with the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the 76ers.
  • After sitting out a year due to an injured right foot, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2018.
  • He received his first All-Star selection in 2019. Simmons attended Box Hill Senior Secondary College before moving to the United States to attend Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida.
  • In his only season in college, LSU began the season with high expectations, but failed to qualify for the NCAA Tournament.
  • He left school to enter the NBA draft, becoming the third Melbourne-born number one overall pick (following Andrew Bogut and Kyrie Irving) in 11 years.
  • Simmons is the son of an American-born father, Dave, who played pro basketball in Australia.
  • A dual citizen of Australia and the United States, Ben Simmons has played for the Australian national team.

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