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Former LSU and current Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons was one of two players unanimously selected to the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team this week.

Simmons along Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell received first-place votes on all 100 ballots from a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.

Simmons, Mitchel and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum are the three finalists for the NBA Rookie of the Year award.Per

Simmons averaged 15.8 points per game, 8.2 assists, 8.1 rebounds and 1.73 steals a game. Simmons joined Oscar Robertson (1960-61) as the only rookies in NBA history to average at least 15.0 points, 8.0 assists and 8.0 rebounds per game. A four-time Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month, the Australian native led rookies in rebounding, assists and steals average while helping the 76ers (52-30) finish with the third-best record in the East.

In his one season at LSU (2015-16), Simmons averaged 19.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.79 assists per game in earning the Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year award from the United States Basketball Writers Association. Simmons was a first-team All-America selection by the USBWA and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
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