Ben Simmons, a 2015 Australian small forward ranked No. 6 in the Class of 2015 by Rivals, has committed to LSU following a weekend visit.
Duke, North Carolina and Kansas had visited Simmons at Montverde, Montverde assistant Rae Miller told SNY.tv.
“I know a lot of people will be struck by me deciding to go to LSU, but that’s where I felt most comfortable,” the 6-foot-10, 230-pound Simmons said, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. “I feel I can progress a lot there, and I feel blessed to have offers from all those schools.”
He is the godson of LSU assistant coach David Patrick.
“David Patrick is my godfather and he’s an assistant there and so I’ve always felt really comfortable talking with them,” Simmons wrote on his USA Today Blog.
Sources said Simmons was unlikely to reclass to 2014 as many foreign players do, especially the Canadian players.