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When Montverde Academy (FL) debuts at the ESPN NHSI today at 4PM, American viewers will see Australian native Ben Simmons for the first time. Get to know him first here
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He's playing right now on ESPNU/ESPN3. Link to watch online is below.
Really active passer, just put two guys on a poster with a transition dunk.
Kid was impressive today. 16 points and 10 assists!? And that has to be a Sportscenter top 10 dunk. Color me impressed.
I attached the Montverde box score from today. He finished with 16 points, six rebounds and two assists in just 24 minutes in their OT win over Oak Hill. He also had five turnovers and four steals and he shot 6-of-7 from the field and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe. I'm looking forward to seeing him play tomorrow at 2:30pm against Prime Prep.
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And here's a video recap of the day: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:9135765&startTime=01:30.
They were saying on the broadcast that he had 10 assists. Was that wrong or is the box score? Certainly looked like he had more than two assists.
Thanks for the writeup today, Josh. Enjoy your time at the event tomorrow. Looking forward to your reports on Simmons and Elijah Thomas.
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Good question, Adam. I'm not sure what happened with the box score. Maybe they credited Kasey Hill (10 assists) with some of Ben's? I'll keep an eye out today to see if they short change him!
On ESPN2 right now
offer him now. kid is a beast.
Game thread going on right here. Join in:
Hey everyone, Ill be court side in Maryland today covering the second round of the ESPN RISE National High School Invitational (NHSI). Mont
Talked to Ben tonight. He will be going back to Australia to get ready for next season at Montverde and will not be playing travel ball in the states.
"I will just be lifting and getting my shot ready for next season."
On recruiting: "I'm leaving that to dad until I get back home"
He will be staying in the Class of 2015, so any rumors you heard about him reclassifying to 2014 forget about them.
USA Today blog. Seems like a good bloke.
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