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

By SI Wire
March 12, 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.

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