Ben Simmons’ collegiate career may have ended sooner than he expected, but we hardly think he’s about to lose any sleep over it. The prospective #1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft may have failed to lead his LSU Tigers to the NCAA Tournament, but that may just give him more time to get ready to help a struggling basketball franchise next fall.
According to all-knowing basketball wizard Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the freshman sensation plans to sign with the LeBron James-funded Klutch Sports agency for his pro representation. Rich Paul of Klutch Sports will serve as Simmons’ agent.
The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 19.2 points and 11.8 rebounds, despite facing criticism for his seemingly indifferent play at times. Strangely enough, depending on how you look at things like this, Simmons’ older sister Emily Bush, has been a marketing/branding employee of Klutch since 2014. She is based in Scottsdale, Ariziona, and her hiring came shortly after James and Paul started recruiting Simmons as a potential future client.
Simmons, a graduate of Monteverde Academy and an Australian native, has been compared to the likes of LeBron James, Magic Johnson, and Lamar Odom since he burst onto the national scene as a sophomore at the prep school in Florida. Simmons, alongside his high school teammate and current Los Angeles Laker D’Angelo Russell, led Monteverde to three straight High School National Championships.
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