Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN's Jeff Goodman is reporting that LSU freshman Ben Simmons will officially hire an agent and declare for the NBA draft.

"I'm making it official," Simmons said late Sunday night.

The 6-foot-10 Australian averaged 19.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game this past season for the Tigers, who finished a disappointing 19-14 overall and 11-7 in the SEC, failing to make the NCAA tournament.
Simmons reportedly signed with LeBron James-funded agency Klutch Sports last week, but today's news confirms that the freshman phenom is headed to the Draft.
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Did he ever go to school?
Reply67 months
JJ, Please do the program a favor, and ...... Go with him. He needs you.
Reply67 months
Proof that the NCAA rule is even more of a joke now.
Reply67 months
We barely knew ya?
Reply67 months
Bye Felicia
Reply67 months
Can Johnny Jones declare also?
Reply67 months
Good luck to him
Reply67 months
Yeah, he gone. Shocking, ain't it?
Reply67 months
"Represented lsu well" by not going to class since December.
Reply67 months
the last #1 player to ever grace LSU BB program....
Reply67 months
He gone?
Reply67 months
see ya brah ..... work on dem free throws!!!
Reply67 months
"He represented LSU well." Really?? I saw a guy who seemed to not care one bit about the team and was merely biding his time until the draft. The only reason he's here is because his godfather is on the coaching staff. I don't think he gives a single shite about LSU. I mean, he didn't get arrested or anything like that, but no, I don't think he represented us well at all.
Reply67 months
Bye Felicia!
Reply67 months
Doesn't he know next year is our year?
Reply67 months
And not a single frick was given.
Reply67 months
I thought for sure he would return to compete for national championship next year.
Reply67 months
67 months
The ultimate Germans.
Reply67 months
#shocked. Has TQ declared yet?
Reply67 months
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