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As expected, Ben Simmons drafted first overall

1 year 4 weeks 1 day ago Thursday, June 23 2016 Jun 23, 2016 June 23, 2016 6:05 PM June 23, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

WATCH LIVE: Talking with NBA first overall draft pick Ben Simmons 

NEW YORK - The Philadelphia 76ers selected LSU freshman Ben Simmons with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.

The 76ers grabbed the versatile 6-foot-10 forward from Australia who averaged 19.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists to become the only player in SEC history to finish in the top five in all three categories.

He comes with some questions - he made only one 3-pointer - but too much potential for the 76ers to pass up with their first No. 1 pick since taking Allen Iverson 20 years ago.

The last No. 1 pick from LSU was Shaquille O'Neal - who will be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame along with Iverson in September.

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