Simmons, last year’s top recruit and the presumptive No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA draft, had 22 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two blocks and four steals in LSU’s 91–69 home win over the Owls.
Simmons had 11 points and 13 rebounds in his collegiate debut against McNeese State on Friday.
Simmons had a number of highlight-worthy plays on Monday night, including a few dunks and some flashy passes.
“Simmons is an irresistible talent, long and lean and getting bigger by the day, with natural playmaking instincts,” SI.com’s Chris Mannix wrote in his first NBA Big Board. “NBA scouts have been fawning over Simmons all summer, with several projecting him as a next generation of stretch-four; strong and versatile enough to defend the position and a matchup nightmare for anyone that tries to guard him.”
LSU is back in action on Thursday against South Alabama.
- Dan Gartland