Duke is now able to contact recruits in the class of 2015. This week I’ll do a different prospect comparison each day so be on the look out for those.
I’ve already done a comparison of one member of the 2015 Class in Elijah Thomas.
First up this week…
Ben Simmons is one name you’re going to be hearing a lot about in the coming months and years, if you haven’t already. He is one of the Top 5 players in the 2015 Class. Originally from Australia, Ben attends Montverde Academy. Currently he is 6’8″ 190lbs.
I think it’s obvious for Duke fans who Ben Simmons reminds me of. None other than the legendary Grant Hill. Their shots are even similar (even though Ben is a Southpaw).
Both are 6’8″ while Grant has about 30 lbs on Ben, but both are super athletic scorers and defenders. Had it not been for injuries, Grant would have undoubtedly been one of the NBA’s All-Time Greats.
By the time he’s a freshmen in college, I could see Ben being one of the most dominant players in college basketball. He could have a Kevin Durant type of freshmen year, which also means he likely could be a one-and-done and top 3 pick in the NBA Draft.
Let me know if you agree with the comparison in the comments below or on Twitter.