Jay Bilas, a college basketball analyst with ESPN, apparently has been blown away by LSU freshman Ben Simmons’ play at the Nike Basketball Academy in California, leading to this tweet:
Watched LSU's Ben Simmons for 3 straight days at the Nike Basketball Academy. He's ridiculous. Simmons has versatile talent rarely seen.— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) June 30, 2015
Simmons and fellow LSU freshman Antonio Blakeney, who both enrolled in school in June, are in Santa Monica, Calif., this week to take part in the inaugural Nike Basketball Academy.
The LSU men’s basketball team pulled a major coup when it landed Simmons, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound power forward, native of Melbourne, Australia, and the nation’s No. 1 prospect, who played prep ball at Montverde Academy in Montverde, Fla.