Ben Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Furthermore, Ben Simmons is a point guard who has been named to the NBA All-Star team in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
Age of Ben Simmons
Benjamin David Simmons, better known as Ben Simmons, was born in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia on July 20, 1996. He is currently 25 years old and an Australian citizen. Furthermore, he was born under the sign of Cancer and is of mixed ethnicity. Dave Simmons (father) and Julie Tribe (son) raised him (mother).
In addition, his father was a professional basketball player who played 13 seasons in the Australian National Basketball League, and his mother was a Melbourne Tigers cheerleader. He also has five siblings named Melissa, Emily, Liam, Sean, and Olivia.
Ben grew up in Newcastle, where his father worked as a coach. In addition, at the age of seven, he began playing basketball with the ‘Newcastle Hunters’ ‘under-12 representative team.’ He also represents the Western Suburbs and the local ‘Newcastle Rugby League’ in junior rugby league.
He returned to Melbourne at the age of ten and joined the ‘Knox Raiders.’ He not only played Australian Rules football for the ‘Beverley Hills Junior Football Club,’ but he also won numerous ‘best and fairest’ awards in the ‘Yarra Junior Football League.’
He attended ‘Whitefriars College’ during his seventh-grade year, where he helped them win the ‘Year-7 Division 1A Basketball Championship and was named MVP. After his football coach did not place him in the forward position he desired, he eventually chose basketball over football.
While in ninth grade, he represented ‘Box Hill Senior Secondary College’ in the 2011 Australian Schools Championships.
In 2012, he was awarded a scholarship to the ‘Australian Institute of Sport,’ and the following year, he was invited to the ‘Pangos All-American Camp,’ which was designed for basketball prospects in the United States.
Despite being only 15 years old, he represented Australia at the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship. He played a key role in the team’s silver medal victory over the Czech Republic.
He enrolled in the ‘Montverde Academy’ in Montverde, Florida, USA, in January 2013. He assisted the team in defeating New Jersey’s ‘St. Benedicts’ in the ‘High School National Tournament’ in April 2013. Later, in June 2013, he returned to Melbourne and played six games for the ‘Bulleen Boomers’ of the ‘Big V.’ (the semi-professional basketball league in Victoria).
For the 2013-2014 junior year, he returned to the ‘Montverde academy.’ In the ‘High School National Tournament,’ his Academy defeated ‘Oak Hill Academy’ 71-62, and he was named MVP. At the ‘National Basketball Players’ Association Top 100 Camp,’ he was named MVP as well as ‘America’s Top High School Junior.’
His LSU Tigers career began with a pre-season trip to Australia, which the team won with a 3-2 record. He is named preseason player of the week for his performance. In November 2015, he made his season debut for the LSU team, beginning with a win.
He was named to the League’s first team, ‘All-Southeastern Conference,’ and ‘Freshman of the Year’ at the end of the season. The performance of the LSU team in the postseason ‘2016 SEC Tournament’ was disappointing, as he was unable to lead the ‘LSU Tigers’ to a ‘NCAA Tournament berth.
In June, he was chosen first overall by the ‘Philadelphia 76ers’ in the 2016 NBA Draft. In July 2016, he signs a contract with the ‘Philadelphia 76ers’ and participates in the ‘2016 NBA Summer League.’ Despite the fact that his game did not meet expectations, his overall abilities earned him respect and a spot on the ‘All-Las Vegas Summer League First Team.’
During training camp in September 2016, he injured his right ankle, which was diagnosed as a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of the right foot. In February 2017, it was announced that he would not be able to compete that season.
After missing the entire season due to injury, he made his NBA debut in October 2017. In the first few games, he shattered numerous previous records. Furthermore, he contributes to his team finishing the season as the third seed in the ‘Eastern Conference Playoffs.’ After the regular season, he is named ‘Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month’ for the third time in a row.
He was named ‘NBA Rookie of the Year’ after the playoffs and season, as well as a member of the ‘NBA All-Rookie First Team.’
At the age of 15, he made his national team debut and helped his team win silver at the ‘2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship.’ His senior debut for Australia came at the ‘2013 FIBA Oceania Championships,’ where he led Australia to a gold medal victory over New Zealand.
He has received some recognition and honors throughout his career. In March 2015, he won three awards: the ‘Morgan Wootten Award,’ which is given to the ‘top male McDonald’s All-American Players,’ the ‘Naismith Prep Player of the Year,’ and the ‘Gatorade National Player of the Year.’
Net Worth of Ben Simmons
When it comes to his net worth, is estimated to be around $7.5 million. His salary in 2018-19 was $6.4 million, $8.1 million in 2019-20, and $10.5 million in 2020-21. He has also signed a $20 million endorsement deal with Nike.
Ben Simmons is currently single and unmarried. However, he maintains relationships with a variety of celebrities and non-celebrities, including Brittany Renner, Amber Rose, Dylan Gonzalez, and Tinashe. Furthermore, there is speculation that he is dating British television and radio presenter Maya Jama. However, neither of them has officially confirmed their relationship.
Height of Ben Simmons
The basketball player stands 6 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 109 kilograms. Furthermore, the player has black hair and dark brown eyes. Ben wears a 14 US shoe size and his other body measurements are unknown.