Ben Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. He can play as a point guard / forward. His father, Dave played professional basketball in Australia for 13 seasons. During his childhood along with basketball, he also played Australian football and Rugby at various levels.
At the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship, Ben helped his Austalia win the silver medal. In 2013, Simmons moved to the U.S. and attended Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida. During his senior year at Montverde, he won Mr. Basketball USA, Morgan Wootten, Naismith Prep and the Gatorade National Player of the Year awards.
On 18 October 2017, Simmons made his NBA debut against the Washington Wizards. He won Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month four times during the season and recorded 12 Triple -Doubles. During Game 4 of round 1 against the Miami Heat, he became the fifth rookie with a triple-double in the playoffs. Simmons was awarded NBA Rookie of the Year for the 2017-18 season.
Ben Simmons is estimated to have a net worth of $75 million, according to Gossip Gist.
Ben Simmons Salary
Ben Simmons was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers and he will earn $6.4 million in 2018-19, $8.1 million in 2019-20, and $10.5 million in 2020-21. Winning the NBA Rookie of the Year award certainly helped, as Ben is already the 6th best-paid in Philadelphia 76ers' roster.
Ben Simmons Endorsements
Ben Simmons reportedly signed $20 million deal with Nike in his rookie season, which is by far the third biggest endorsement contract offered to a rookie.