LSU freshman forward Ben Simmons has garnered one of the spots on the Bleacher Report’s list of most exciting players for the 2015-16 basketball season.
Bleacher Report featured columnist Brian Pedersen says the 20-player list was put together to include “some of the flashiest and most athletic players set to hit the hard court this season.”
According to the Website, the list puts an emphasis on animation, enthusiasm and vigor, which may or may not come from the game’s best players.
“We’ve picked out the game’s most exhilarating players, the ones best known for big dunks, flashy ball-handling and streaky shooting.”
Also included on the list are UL-Lafayette’s Shawn Long, Northwestern State’s Jalan West and Baylor’s Rico Gathers, a Louisiana native and graduate of Riverside Academy in Reserve.