Melbourne Basketball Player Gets Picked FIRST In NBA Draft!
Melbourne basketballer Ben Simmons has been picked first in this years NBA draft.
Ben Simmons #1!!! pic.twitter.com/PXDvw99C6f— Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) June 23, 2016
Simmons was picked by the Philadelphia 76ers and the 2.08 tall former Box Hill Senior Secondary College student is set to play in the league next year.
Fans from more than 215 countries tuned into the draft as it's screened live on prime time TV in the US, so he will already be a house hold name.
Welcome to Philly @BenSimmons25. Let's get to work!!— Nik Stauskas (@NStauskas11) June 23, 2016
The NBA kicks off again on October 25.