Player Profile

Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons

Phoenix Suns Point guard

Nationality :Australia
Date Of Birth :20 July 1996
Height :6 feet 10 inches
Weight :109 kg

Ben Simmons: A Brief Biography

Australian professional basketball player Benjamin David Simmons, who was born on July 20, 1996, in Melbourne, Victoria, played for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. Throughout his career, he played basketball for many teams. While in college, he represented the LSU Tigers, and following the game, he was named to the first team All-American and USBWA National Rookie of the Year. He was taken first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2016 NBA Draft, but a right foot injury forced him to miss a season.

Birth Place, Family, Early Life

Ben Simmons attended Melbourne’s Box Hill Senior Secondary College. They tried their hardest, but for a variety of reasons they were unable to earn a spot in the NCAA tournament. He became the third player from Melbourne to be chosen first overall in the NBA Draft in the previous eleven years, following Andrew Bogut and Kyrie Irving. Later, he moved to California’s Montverde for Montverde Academy, where he enrolled. He helped Montverde defeat St. Benedict’s of New Jersey in a comeback in the High School National Tournament final. He made his way back to Melbourne in June 2013 and joined the Big V’s Bullen Boomers, where he played six games.

He guided LSU to a victory over Tennessee in the SEC Tournament’s quarterfinals in 2016, sending the Tigers on to face Texas A&M in the championship. In 33 games in the 2015–16 season, he was active. Simmons dropped out of school and declared for the NBA draft in 2016 because he was moving to Phoenix, Arizona.

Parents of Ben Simmons

The first four of Ben Simmons’s five siblings, Melissa, Emily, Liam, Sean, and Olivia, are children from his mother’s previous marriage. His parents are Dave and Julie. Ben Simmons’ father, Dave, raised his son in Newcastle, Australia while playing and coaching basketball for the city’s Melbourne Tigers in the National Basketball League of Australia in 1989. Before that, Dave played college basketball for Oklahoma City University in the United States.

Brother Ben Simmons

A brother named “Liam” who played basketball for 14 years in the Australian NBL and is currently Colorado Christian University’s senior men’s basketball coach is the older sibling of Ben Simmons. In order to help Ben Simmons improve his shooting, he quit his job as an assistant coach at the University of California, Riverside in the summer of 2018.

Height of Ben Simmons, Weight, and Body Stats

The athlete’s optimal height and weight are 6 feet 10 inches and 109 kg, respectively.

He is a fervent fitness fanatic who takes great care of his body. He’s got a generally sound constitution. His hair is dark ebony. His eyes have a dark brown. He doesn’t seem to want tattoos, but if he changes his mind, he might get one.

How much does Ben Simmons Earn? Net Worth

During his basketball career, he earned a substantial quantity of money, the majority of which contributed to his $8 million net worth. He is expected to be among the highest-paid basketball athletes in the country. Twenty years old when he began his career in basketball, he is now only 26. He could have participated in other activities, but he chose basketball.

His annual income exceeds one million dollars, which is a substantial quantity. Until 2023, he is currently under contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. The expectation is that he will then receive a contract worth over $20 million. When he began his basketball career in 2017, he had a modest net worth of $3 million, which grew by $1 million per year until it reached $8 million, an astounding feat.

Ben Simmons Agreement

Ben Simmons has reportedly agreed to a five-year, $177,243,360 deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, which includes a base salary of $35,448,677 in 2022-23. He earns 7.4% more than he did in 2021-22 and is currently ranked 22nd among the highest-paid players, with a possibility to move up to 9th this season. The Brooklyn Nets pay him the highest salary of all athletes. Another intriguing truth is that he is the second highest-paid player on the Dallas Mavericks, having been ranked sixth the previous season.

Ben Simmons Ink

According to posts on Ben Simmons’ Instagram page, he has a small “+61” tattoo on his wrist. Many people made light of his tattoo, especially the “+” symbol. One of his fans, “Dillon Schmanek,” a student and professional video gamer, got the same tattoo that Ben Simmons got in August 2020. Schmanek claimed that the tattoo on Simmons’ wrist depicts legendary Philadelphia sports results from the twenty-first century, whereas some reports claimed that Simmons honored his Nation “Australia,” as “AU” is the country code for Australia.

Ben Simmons plays for Brooklyn Nets (Atlantic NBA Team)

Professional Career:-

  • He began attending the “Montverde Academy” in Montverde, Florida, in January 2013. In April 2013, during the “High School National Tournament,” he helped the team defeat the “St. Benedicts” of New Jersey.
  • Later, in June 2013, he went back to Melbourne and participated in six games with the ‘Bulleen Boomers’ of Victoria’s semi-pro basketball league, the ‘Big V’.
  • He went back to the “Montverde Academy” for his junior year in 2013–2014. In the High School National Tournament, His Academy defeated Oak Hill Academy 71-62, and Simmons was chosen as MVP. At the ‘National Basketball Players’ Association Top 100 Camp,’ he was named MVP and ‘America’s Top High School Junior.
  • Simmons committed to play for Louisiana State University (LSU) in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) universities in the United States by signing a “National Letter of Intent” (NLI) in November 2014.
  • In January 2015, he was selected for the “East Team” of the 38th McDonald’s All-American Game. Three important awards were given to him in March 2015. The Eagles’ 28-1 record and a trip to the “High School National Tournament” were both made possible by him.
  • In July 2016, he agreed to a contract with the “Philadelphia 76ers” and took part in the “2016 NBA Summer League.” Despite the fact that his play fell short of expectations, his abilities as a whole won him respect and a spot on the “All-Las Vegas Summer League First Team.”
  • He fractured the right foot’s fifth metatarsal bone when he hurt his right ankle during training camp in September 2016. He would be unable to take part in that season, it was confirmed in February 2017.
  • He returned to the NBA in October 2017 after a full season away. In the initial games, he shattered a number of previous marks. He aided his team in earning the third seed in the “Eastern Conference Playoffs” at the end of the regular season. After the regular season, he was chosen as the “Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month” for the third time in a row. He was selected “NBA Rookie of the Year” and a member of the “NBA All-Rookie First Team” following the regular season and the playoffs.
  • At the age of 15, Simmons joined the Australian National team and contributed to the team’s silver medal performance in the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship. At the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships, he made his senior Australian debut and helped Australia defeat New Zealand.

Currently Playing

He is currently playing for Brooklyn Nets.

NBA Trophies & Titles

  • 3× NBA All-Star (2019–2021)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2020)
  • 2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2020, 2021)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2018)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2018)
  • NBA steals leader (2020)
  • Consensus first-team All-American (2016)
  • USBWA National Freshman of the Year (2016)
  • First-team All-SEC (2016)
  • SEC Freshman of the Year (2016)
  • Mr. Basketball USA (2015)
  • Gatorade National Player of the Year (2015)
  • Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2015)
  • Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year (2015)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2015)
  • First-team Parade All-American (2015)

Personal Life

In 2017, Ben Simmons courted a number of women, the majority of whom were notable personalities and basketball players. In 2017, he dated basketball player Dylan Gonzalez, but little is known about their relationship. After that, he was photographed with numerous celebrities, including Tinashe, Kendall Jenner, and others; however, for various reasons, he ended his relationships with them.

He was recently observed dining with Eiza Gonzalez in New York City, and according to recent reports, she is a Mexican actress and singer. Ben Simmons’s relationship status is communicated primarily via social media, as his girlfriends are prominent on these platforms. Ben Simmons and Eiza’s relationship has not been established due to the lack of evidence.