Benjamin David Simmons was born on 20 July 1996 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
He is an Australian professional basketball player.
He plays for the National Basketball Association (NBA) side the Brooklyn Nets.
Simmons who played junior rugby league started playing basketball at the age of seven, representing the Newcastle Hunters.
He played junior basketball for the Knox Raiders in Melbourne at the age of ten.
Simmons moved to the United States to experience a more competitive environment. He enrolled at Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida where he played high school basketball. He went on to play collegiate basketball for Louisiana State University for only one year.
Simmons represented Australia at the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship at age 15, where he won silver with his team. However, Benjamin has never represented Australia at the national even though he has always expressed the desire to do so; he fails to make the cut.
Ben Simmons Parents: Dave Simmons, Julie Simmons
Dave Simmons and Julie Simmons are the parents of Ben Simmons.
Dave is an African-American former basketball player while his mother is a white Australian.
They have two children together Ben and his older full sister Oliver Simmons.
Dave is a stepfather to Julie’s four children from a previous marriage; Melissa, Emily, Liam, and Sean.