Ben Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player know all about Ben Simmons Family, Net Worth, Wife, Professional Career, Career Earnings, Children
|Birthdate ( Age)||20 July 1996|
|Place of Birth||Melbourne, Australia|
|Marital Status||Not Married|
|Parents||Dave Simmons, Julie Simmons|
|Profession||Australian professional basketball player|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
Benjamin David Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one season with the Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers, after which he was named a consensus first-team All-American and the USBWA National Freshman of the Year.
Simmons was selected with the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the 76ers. After sitting out a year due to an injured right foot, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2018. Simmons was selected as an NBA All-Star in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Ben Simmons Family
Simmons was born in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy to father Dave and mother Julie.His father is an African-American expatriate who became a naturalised citizen of Australia, and his mother is a white Australian.
He was raised alongside five brothers and sisters—Melissa, Emily, Liam, Sean and Olivia—the first four being from his mother’s previous marriage.His father played college basketball for Oklahoma City University in the United States before turning professional with the Melbourne Tigers in Australia’s National Basketball League in 1989.
Simmons was raised in Newcastle from the age of 18 months while his father played and coached in the city. Simmons began playing basketball at the age of seven in the Newcastle Hunters’ under-12 representative team and played two more years for Lake Macquarie and Newcastle.While in Newcastle, he also played junior rugby league.As a teenager, Simmons was torn between his two loves of basketball and Australian rules football,but eventually decided to focus on basketball.
Ben Simmons Wife
In 2019, Ben dated Talia Richman. Talia is a Model by profession. Before dating Talia, Ben was in a relationship with the supermodel, Kendall Jenner. Kendall and Ben started dating in 2018, and their relationship has been on and off.
Ben Simmons Net Worth
Benjamin David Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association who has an estimated Net Worth of $10 million in 2022.
Ben Simmons Professional Career
On 12 November 2014, Simmons signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball for Louisiana State University (LSU).On 12 December 2014, Simmons scored 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assist in a 78–64 win against Ivan Rabb and Bishop O’Dowd High School.On 20 December 2014, Simmons put up 37 points and 18 rebounds in a 62–59 victory over St. Francis.On 19 January 2015, Simmons scored 36 points and 9 rebounds in a 76–57 win over Bishop Gorman.
On 28 January 2015, Simmons was named as a starter for the East team to compete in the 38th annual McDonald’s All-American Game.On 10 March 2015, he was named the Morgan Wootten Award winner, given annually to the best male McDonald’s All-American player who exemplifies outstanding character, exhibits leadership, and embodies the values of being a student-athlete in the classroom and in the community. In doing so, he became just the second player from a Florida high school to win the award behind Austin Rivers in 2011.
In the week leading up to the 2016 NBA draft, Simmons’ attitude and character were questioned by a number of NBA media analysts.Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown, former Australian national team coach and a friend of the Simmons family, repudiated the claims being made and was content with Simmons’ pre-draft behaviour.
On 23 June, he was selected by Brown and the 76ers with the number one overall pick in the 2016 draft, becoming the third Melbourne-born number one overall pick in 11 years (Andrew Bogut in 2005 and Kyrie Irving in 2011).He was also the first college player in the modern era to be selected with the first overall pick despite never playing in the NCAA Tournament.
On 30 September 2016, Simmons rolled his right ankle during the 76ers’ final training camp scrimmage. After receiving an X-ray and MRI of the foot and ankle, it was determined that Simmons had suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot,and was estimated to miss three to four months. On 24 February 2017, he was ruled out for the entire 2016–17 NBA season after tests revealed that his broken right foot had not fully healed.
In September 2018, Simmons announced that during the off-season he began working to improve his shooting with his brother Liam Tribe-Simmons, former assistant coach for University of California, Riverside Highlanders men’s basketball team and Southwest Baptist Bearcats men’s basketball team, and would continue to do so for the remainder of the season.In the 76ers’ season opener on 16 October 2018, Simmons recorded 19 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists in a 105–87 loss to the Boston Celtics.
On 23 October 2019, in the 2019–20 NBA season opener against divisional rivals the Boston Celtics, Simmons scored 24 points on 68% shooting and recorded nine assist and eight rebounds in a 107–93 win. On 22 November, Simmons recorded his first triple-double of the season and his 24th of his career after recording 10 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists in a 115–104 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
On 7 December, Simmons scored a career-high 34 points, while making 12 out of 14 shots in a 141–94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, which included his second NBA career three-pointer.On 23 December, Simmons recorded yet another triple-double this time completing the feat while recording a career high 17 assists in a win over the Detroit Pistons.
On 15 February 2021, Simmons recorded a double-double with a career-high 42 points and 12 assists in a 134–123 loss to the Utah Jazz.Simmons finished the season averaging 14.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 6.9 assists per game.
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