Facts of Ben Simmons
|Full Name:||Ben Simmons|
|Birth Date:||July 20, 1996|
|Height:||6 feet 9 inches (2.06m)|
|Break Up||Tinashe aned, Kendall Jenner|
|Net Worth||$75 millions|
|Birth Place||Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy|
|Education||Louisiana State University, Montverde Academy|
|Siblings||Melissa, Emily, Liam, Sean, Olivia|
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Australian basketball player, Ben Simmons is one of the versatile players who is playing for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Also, he played for his national basketball team at the position of forward.
Who is Ben Simmons Girlfriend?
Simmons was linked with American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress Tinashe before American model and Television personality Kendall Jenner.
Kendall and Ben first began dating back in May 2018 but eventually called it quits as of September 2018. The pair then reconciled in November of 2018, only to split up once again in May this year. According to the source, the split was nothing dramatic, it was just that things had “cooled down”.
“They were getting serious for a bit but we’re starting to cool off recently. They’re so busy doing their own things and realize they’re young and want to have fun.”
Shortly after his split from Jenner, Simmons was seen out with model Talia Richman who is a New York-based model. And in present, he is in an on-off relationship with Jenner.
Net Worth of Australian Basketball Player, Ben Simmons
Ben Simmons has an estimated net worth of around $75 million. He also has an endorsement deal with Nike worth $20 million. Under the circumstances of the deal, Simmons will earn a total of $170 million over the course of the contract. The total amount owed to Simmons as estimated is $169.55 million form his professional career.
He signed a 4-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers under which, he earned money $26,620,450 guaranteed and an annual average salary of $6,655,113. He is earning a base salary of $6,434,520 in the 2018-19 season.
During that season, he earns $6,434,520 while carrying a cap hit & the vale of the dead cap $14,548,450. Ben owns V8-powered Ferrari worth around $270,000 & $300,000 plus Rolls-Royce Wraith.
Simmons was born to father Dave and mother Julie in Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy on 20th July 1996. His father is an African-American immigrant who became a naturalized citizen of Australia, and his mother is a white Australian. By nationality, he is Australian and belongs to mixed ethnicity (African-American from father side & white Australian from mother side).
He grew up alongside his siblings of three brothers and two sisters. Melissa, Emily, Liam, and Sean are from his mother’s previous marriage and Olivia is his full sister.
Simmons was raised in Newcastle till the age of 18 months. He returned to Melbourne at the age of 10 and began playing junior basketball for the team Knox Raiders. When he was in his teenage, he was confused to choose between basketball and Australian rules football, but ultimately decided to focus on basketball. Simmons went to Louisiana State University for college and Montverde Academy for high school.
Simmons has a good height of 6 feet 8 inches i.e 2.08 m and a weight of 104 kg i.e 229 pounds.
In the United States, he played his first game representing the renowned Pangos All-American Camp for basketball prospects.
Surprisingly, he was chosen to represent his national team Australia at the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship, when he was only 15 years old.
Before moving to Montverde, Florida, Ben Simmons played Australian Rules football and basketball. But after moving to Montverde, Florida, he chooses basketball over football and started playing at Montverde Academy.
While playing for Montverde Academy, he has averaged 18.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game in his junior season. Ben was voted for MVP by National Basketball Player’s Association Top 100 camp following the season in America’s top high school junior.
While playing for Louisiana State University in one season of college basketball. Because of his impressive performance, he was named to the eight-player ALL-SEC Freshman team.
Ben Simmons started his NBA career with Philadelphia 76ers on 23rd June 2016. He also joined the team for the 2016 NBA Summer League by signing on a rookie scale contract with 76ers but couldn’t play because of his injury.
Many basketball experts admired his performance in the initial game. Unfortunately, he underwent a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot on 30 Sep 2016 and missed three to four months. Also, Ben got the opportunity to represent his national team Australia at the international level.
Injury and Recovery
Simmons suffered an injury in his right ankle after he spun it in a training session with the 76ers. His foot and ankle were put through to x-ray scanning that disclosed he had a fracture in his right foot.
He was excluded from the team for four months but he didn’t show any sign of recovery, and in consequence, he could not play in the 2016/17 regular season.