I know you said you don't want to compare Ben to another player, but it's hard not to say he's a bigger, better version of Benji Wilson. If anyone doesn't know who Ben Wilson was, he was a phenom high school recruit out of Chicago in the 80's. He was called Magic Johnson with a jumpshot. He was 6'6 but ran an offense better than any guard. He was the first basketball super recruit, a kind of predecessor to LeBron, Carmelo, Wiggins, and now Simmons. Sadly, he was shot and killed in Chicago after having an altercation with another man on a street corner. Our Ben has a very similar skill set to Wilson. Wilson was a supreme athlete, had a rare ability to see the court, was more than adept at finishing through contact, were tremendous passers, had a sweet stroke from outside, and played tremendous D. Ben shares all these traits with Benji, but is also a better shot blocker, rebounder, and has Benji by about 3-4 inches and 40 pounds. Ben Simmons is a complete player.
This post was edited on 7/17 at 10:19 pm