A very young and very famous basketball player from Australia Ben Simmons has become practically an NBA phenomenon. After being drafted and getting into the American team “Philadelphia 76”, he literally burst into his debut season and instantly attracted the attention of basketball critics – with his game, professionalism and performance. The number of points and assists in a short time became a real NBA record. Ben has received quite a few awards for this. But the athlete himself believes that this is not the limit.
Ben Simmons BioGraphy
Benjamin Ben Simmons was born on July 20, 1996 in Australia – in the city of Melbourne. His father is a African American Dave – once emigrated to Australia and became a citizen of this country. Julie’s mom was a native Australian. When she met Dave, she already had de daughters Melissa and Emily, and two sons, Liam and Sean. In the new marriage, Ben and Olivia have already been born. Dave played basketball during his student years – when he lived in the United States and studied at the University of Oklahoma City. After moving to Australia, in 1989 he joined the professional team Melbourne Tigers, which was part of the National Basketball League. Over time, my father also began to conduct coaching activities, leaving for the city. And Ben, meanwhile, following in his father’s footsteps, played basketball with the Newcastle Hunters in Newksle, Australia. And then he was only seven years old.
At the age of ten, Ben returned to Melbourne and was already on the Knox Raiders team. And by the age of twelve, the young man managed to play for the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie teams. Along with basketball, the boy was fond of rugby and Australian football – at the junior level. He attended Whitefriars College. In seventh grade, he helped the college team win the basketball championship. After all, the young athlete played Australian football. And he completely became interested in basketball. At the age of fifteen, he was already playing in a team with older children, defending interests in the Australian High School Championship. And after the ninth grade, he was invited to study at the Australian Institute of Sports – with the appointment of a scholarship. Admission to the institute took place in 2012. In addition, to improve his skills, Ben spent some time at the famous sports camp “Pangos All-American”, which trained and trained future basketball players. The young man turned out to be capable and already knew a lot – thanks to his dad. He was only 15 years old at the time. However, the coaches highly appreciated Simmons’ qualities and included in the Australia team at the FIBA World Championship – for boys from seventeen years old.
The full name of him is Benjamin David Simmons. In the 2016 NBA Rookie Draft, he was selected as “76th” in the first round with the first number. However, Simmons failed to make his NBA debut in 2016/17 due to a fractured fifth metatarsal bone that took a long time to heal.
As a result, Ben made his official debut for Philadelphia at the beginning of the 2017/2018 season. In the opening game of the season, Simmons had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Simmons made his first triple-double in the NBA in the fourth match of the season.
Ben is the first rookie in NBA history to score 170 points, 100 rebounds, and 80 assists in his team’s first ten games. Voted Best Newcomer October / November in the Eastern Conference. Received the same titles in January and February. Broke Jason Kidd’s record for triple-doubles for NBA rookies (Kidd had four in 1994-1995).
As part of the Australian national basketball team, he played in the Oceania Championship and helped the team win gold medals. In 2014, he was not included in the national team’s application for the World Cup. In 2016, he did not participate in the Olympic Games, as he wanted to better prepare for his debut in the NBA. That being said, Simmons would like to represent his country at the next Olympics in 2020.
At the moment, Ben lives in two countries – the United States and Australia, having, respectively, dual citizenship. He has a considerable fortune. In 2020, he decided to start investing, investing a lot of money in esports. It turned out that in his free time from basketball, the athlete is not averse to playing on the computer. Moreover, according to the basketball player himself, computer games are no longer just a pastime. And Simmons is firmly convinced of the success of this event!
Affairs/ Girls Friend
Since 2017, the he began dating Tinasha, an American singer. In 2019, it became known about the romantic relationship of a basketball star with supermodel Kendall Jenner. By the way, the girl is the sister of the Kardashians. And many openly stated that Kendall only needed a beautiful story to the public. Surprisingly, the couple hid their romance for a long time. After all, it turned out that it began back in May 2018. And only on Valentine’s Day – in February 2019 – were they already openly published. In addition, Jenner was repeatedly spotted in the stands – during the games of the Simmons team. And then curious journalists put the puzzle down to the end.In the spring of 2019, rumors appeared that young people broke up. At first, the couple denied this fact. And later, after all, parting took place. And one can only guess about the true reason for this. Despite this discord, the girl sometimes supports her ex-lover with her presence at the stadium. There have already been speculations in the press about a possible reunion of Ben and Jenner.
|Real Name||Benjamin David Simmons|
|Age||25 year old|
|Date Of Birth||20 July 1996|
|Nationality||Australian / American|
|Birth Place||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Occupation (s)||Australian professional basketball player|
|Playing Position||Point guard / Power forward|
|Father name||Dave Simmons|
|Mother name||Julie Simmons|
|College Name||LSU (2015–2016)|
|Height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Dress Size||9 (US) (approximate)|
|Weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Chest Size||74 cm (approximate)|
|Waist Size||68 cm (approximate)|
|Biceps Size||20 cm (approximate)|
|Shoe Size||14 (US) (approximate)|
|Are you married ?||No|
|Is he Gay||No|
|Ex- Girl Friend Name||
|Girl Friend Name||English TV presenter Maya Jama|
He is a basketball player of Australia as well as a very popular player on social media. Sometimes he is in the headlines for his girlfriend, and sometimes looking at his lavish lifestyle, it has been guessed that he is Australia’s highest-paid basketball player. His net worth is around $79 million.
Frequently Ask Question
Ques: Why is he’s not playing for the Nets?
Ans : He has been dealing with a back injury.
Ques: Is he going to play this season?
Ans : He has yet to play a game in the 2021-22 season.
Ques: Is he in a relationship?
Ans : No.
Ques: How tall is he?
Ans : 6 ft 11 in
Ques: How old is he?
Ans : 25 year old
Ques: Who is his father ?
Ans : Dave Simmons
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