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Ben Simmons
Ht/Wt: 6'10" / 240 lbs
Position: SF/PF
Team: LSU
Class: Freshman

2016 Draft Profile - Ben Simmons

Strengths: Ben Simmons is arguably the top prospect for the 2016 NBA Draft and considering his array of talents, itís easy to see why. Simmons combines great physical attributes with a feel and understanding of the game that very few can match.

Offensively, Simmons can do everything. He is more of a point forward than anything, possessing a very high IQ and excellent passing instincts. He has a very quick first step and can finish at the rim with either hand and is a solid mid-range shooter as well. He is also great in transition, being able to grab a rebound and go coast to coast.

Defensively he has the foot speed and lateral quickness to stay in front of most perimeter players, which is outstanding considering his size. He is capable of battling down low as well though that is not his forte.

All in all, Simmonsí all-around game, especially on offense, has NBA scouts drooling at the possibilities.

Weaknesses: The one area on offense where Simmons needs to improve most is his shooting. His mechanics are a little off, and his release is slow. He is decent from midrange, but he is more of a small forward at this point and will need to develop range out to the three-point line.

Though he has the size to play power forward, he is not the most physical player. He can tend to avoid contact when attacking the rim, which leads to some bad looking attempts. That lack of physicality, combined with average length, makes it difficult for him to defend more skilled power forwards.

He could also improve his rebounding as his size and athleticism should allow him to grab more boards than what he does.

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