Aussies in NBA: Why Ben Simmons was forced t…

Ben Simmons committed to Louisiana State University on 15 October 2013. He was 17 years old, and he was forced to play college basketball. Since One & Done debuted last month, there has been much conversation regarding the ‘options’ Simmons had at his disposal back in 2013. A sentiment has developed that Simmons didn’t have to play college ball, that he could have gone to Europe or returned to Australia and spent a season in the NBL. This is true in theory, yet fanciful in reality.

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