Ben Simmons has been considered a precocious talent since he left Australia for Florida prep powerhouse Montverde Academy in 2013 and established himself as the No. 1 recruit in the country. Simmons spent one up-and-down season at LSU before entering the 2016 NBA Draft, where the Philadelphia 76ers took him with the top pick.
Simmons missed his entire rookie season with a foot injury, but when he returned he was immediately a star, and he lifted the Sixers up with him. Philadelphia has made the playoffs in all four years Simmons has been on the court, and he’s been an All-Star three times.
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