Former Louisiana State University basketball star Ben Simmons has reportedly been informed that the Philadelphia 76ers will take him with the first pick in the NBA draft.
Cleveland.com reporter Chris Haynes broke the news with a tweet stating Simmons had been informed.
This morning Philadelphia 76ers informed camp of Ben Simmons he would be taken No. 1 in NBA Draft, league sources tell @clevelanddotcom.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 21, 2016
Simmons was widely considered the top player in the draft, and has a player profile rarely ever seen in basketball. (SLIDESHOW: This Gorgeous Olympian Loves To Show Off Lots Of Skin)
The Australian-born superstar averaged over 19 points-per-game and 11 rebounds-per-game while at LSU. (SLIDESHOW: Baller Babes: These Gorgeous Women Love Basketball)
The NBA draft is scheduled for June 23.