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Bubba Hotep
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Basketball recruit Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons is an Australian considered by some the top recruit in 2015. He has been of interest to LSU with the potential hire of Aussie David Patrick as an assistant.

I found this on Simmons. The article is from 2011, but the below quote was added recently as an update, but it does not list the date it was added.

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* Ben Simmons is supposedly attending Madison Prep Academy (Baton Rouge, LA) for his sophomore year of high school. He's also been invited to the prestigious Pangos All-American Camp this summer. Apparently Ben is 6-foot-8 now as well. I knew he was on the verge of blowing up, just didn't know it would happen so soon!!!

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Madison Prep Academy (Baton Rouge, LA)

Madison Prep? Where is that?


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LsuTool
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cool. that is where jarrell martin goes. You think we'll land Martin?


Bubba Hotep
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I don't know. It seems very odd. There are a lot of dots to connect, and it depends on the timing of that update and if it is even accurate.

Was it before Patrick was involved with LSU?
Is Patrick assisting in getting Simmons to Madison Prep?

I mentioned in a previous post that LSU would likely help Madison get players if they would send Martin to LSU. Could this be the first carrot?

Then again, it could be completely false.


Bubba Hotep
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re: Basketball recruit Ben Simmons
I have at least connected Ben Simmons' father, Dave Simmons, to David Patrick.

They played professionally together in 2001 in Australia for the now defunct Canberra Cannons.



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Then again, it could be completely false.


We can only hope its true right now, because it could be an impressive opening pipeline of talent for the Tigers.


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Bubba Hotep
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Also, don't forget that David Patrick came to Baton Rouge from Australia for high school.


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After Pangos, didn't Simmons dad say they had no plans to attend HS in the US this year? I think he'll come over at some point, but he is only going to be a soph this year.


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Man I really really want to land Martin in this class. And the kid from Scotlandville. Anything else would be gravy.


Bubba Hotep
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To me, the story is not really if he comes or not. The story is "who was he talking to for Madison Prep to even be in the discussion."

Because, for Madison Prep to be in the discussion, that means LSU is involved. No other school would steer a player to Louisiana.


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LINK

Also found this. Thon Maker has a cousin named Chiir Maker in Australia. Apparently he is pretty good as well. 6-7 forward.

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re: Ben Simmons Vs Chiir Maker
Cheir would frick him up!! he is the most athletic person i have ever seen and the way he can shoot the ball is unbelievable, i will be very shocked if cheir doesn't make a very successful career out of basketball





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ToneyTiger
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Madison Prep is listed as the school for Simmons on the Pangos Camp roster. Hmmm...

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BigEdLSU
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* Ben Simmons is supposedly attending Madison Prep Academy (Baton Rouge, LA) for his sophomore year of high school


Bubba Hotep
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The Darrow Kid was insinuating some connection between Patrick and Simmons in a previous thread, but I assumed he was joking at the time.

Darrow?


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potential hire of Aussie David Patrick as an assistant.


It's a done deal. I spoke with his host family from high school about an hour ago (business related) and I asked him about David. He said that it was a done deal and that they threw him a party at their house this past weekend congratulating him. He is very excited to be back in BR.


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BigEdLSU
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I have at least connected Ben Simmons' father, Dave Simmons, to David Patrick. They played professionally together in 2001 in Australia for the now defunct Canberra Cannons.


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Cash
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Madison Prep is listed as the school for Simmons on the Pangos Camp roster. Hmmm...


They also have Jerrell Martin at Madison Prep.


Bubba Hotep
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Because he is.


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