As expected, Ben Simmons drafted first overall
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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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