Big men who can handle the ball are rare in basketball. But 6-foot-10, 240-pound athletes who can play any position on the court – including point guard – are potential generational players. Ben Simmons is a point forward in the mold of very few players who have come before him. The sky is the limit for the Australian native as he prepares to enter the NBA. All indications are that he’s more than equipped emotionally and physically to make his own path. As a freshman at LSU, he averaged 19.2 points, 11.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.8 blocks per game. He has the handle of a savvy point guard but the bulk and aggressiveness of a true power forward. Once he steps onto an NBA hardwood for the first time, the expectations will be grand. The results may be even better. Let the journey begin.

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