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.