Ben Simmons commits to LSU


Johnny strikes again. Not that Johnny, but Johnny Jones– the head coach of the LSU men’s basketball team.

Benjamin Simmons, a 2015 5-star forward, announced via Twitter  this morning that he has committed to play for the LSU Tigers:


The decision comes after Simmons and his Montverde Academy teammate, Jalyn Patterson (also an LSU commit), took a visit over the weekend. LSU’s assistant coach, David Patrick is Simmons’ godfather, and that may have played a significant role in his commitment.


The big picture impact is the recent flurry of top-flight talent commitments that Johnny Jones has secured for the program, which last saw one of its player go on to be a first round pick five years ago–Anthony Randolph.

The list of recruits:

Class of 2013

-Jarrell Martin (5-Star Power Forward) (11th in ESPN 100)

-Jordan Mickey (4-Star Power Forward) (38th in ESPN 100)

-Tim Quarterman (4-Star Point Guard) (80th in ESPN 100)

Class of 2014

-Elbert Robinson (4-Star Center) (54th in ESPN 100)

-Jalyn Patterson (3-Star Point Guard)

Class of 2015

-Ben Simmons(5-Star Power Forward) (4th in ESPN 60)

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