Ben Simmons commits to LSU

Montverde Academy power forward and LSU commit Ben Simmons

Class of 2015 power forward Ben Simmons, 6'9 230 lbs out of Montverde Academy in Florida, has committed to LSU over Kansas, Duke, Kentucky, Florida and Ohio State. LSU assistant coach David Patrick is godfather to Simmons.


From Melbourne, Australia, Simmons will also join point guard Jalyn Patterson at LSU, a Montverde Academy teammate who recently joined the LSU 2014 recruiting class. Simmons is rated 5 stars by both ESPN and Rivals. The Tigers picked up another recent commitment from 7-foot 4-star center Elbert Robinson for 2014.