Thursday March 12th, 2015

Ben Simmons has been named the Naismith High School Player of the Year.

As a senior at Montverde (Fla.) Academy, Simmons averaged 28.0 points, 11.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists, according to MaxPreps.

Earlier this week, the 6-foot-9 forward won the Morgan Wooten Award given to the best player invited to the McDonald's All-American game who exemplifies "outstanding character, exhibit leadership and embody the values of being a student-athlete in the classroom and the community."

Simmons, a native of Australia, is ranked No. 1 in the class of 2015 by the recruiting website Rivals.com. Simmons signed his National Letter of Intent with LSU in November.

Kaminsky leads SI's 2015 All-Americas

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