DraftExpress NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Ben Simmons, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook
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DraftExpress: Australia wins at New Zealand in Game 1 of FIBA Oceania Championship http://t.co/dE0FNklUlb - 5 minutes each for Dante Exum and Ben Simmons
2013-08-14 08:21:33
DraftExpress: RT @JeffZillgitt Dante Exum 18 and Ben Simmons 17 made Australia's national team for FIBA Oceania Championships along w\/Patty Mills D\u2026
2013-08-10 09:28:59
DraftExpress: Dante Exum 18 and Ben Simmons 17 made Australia's national team for FIBA Oceania Championships along w\/Patty Mills David Andersen.
2013-08-10 09:28:27
DraftExpress: Ben Simmons is a big time athlete and has a nice feel and motor but until he figures out how to shoot he's very stuck between positions.
2013-04-13 16:34:26
DraftExpress: Australian Ben Simmons is the most recognizable name but guys like Justin Jackson Lovro Mazalin Stefano Pino & Thon Maker have hype too.
2013-04-09 13:04:36
Team: Australian Institute of Sport, International
PhysicalsPositions Misc
H: 6' 8"
W: 200 lbs
Bday: 07/20/1996
(17 Years Old)
Current: SF
NBA:   SF
Possible: SF
High School: Montverde Academy
Hometown: Fitzroy, Australia

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October 19, 2012
Jonathan Givony

Strengths:
-Solid size at 6-8 or possibly 6-9
-Great frame for his age. Very mature physically
-Smooth, fluid athlete
-Very good leaper
-Excellent in transition
-Finishes well around the basket
-Lefty who shows the ability to use both hands effectively
-Can make an occasional pull-up jumper
-Good potential defensively. Moves feet well. Can guard either forward position at junior level. Makes plays at the rim
-Team player. Makes the extra pass.

Weaknesses:
-Limited offensively in the half-court
-Average ball-handler
-Poor outside shooter
-Very unconventional shooting mechanics
-No post moves
-Somewhat passive at times

Outlook: Extremely young. Only 15 years old at the U17 World Championship. Skill-level still catching up. Able to dominate players his age using his superior strength and athleticism. A little bit stuck between forward positions at the moment. Needs to improve as a ball-handler and shooter to play as a small forward. Will likely play college basketball starting in 2015.

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