Ben Simmons named Naismith High School Player of the Year
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.