LSU's Ben Simmons has told ESPN he is entering his name into the NBA Draft and he'll hire an agent soon. Simmons will mostly likely be the number one overall pick in June. Tiger Rag Editor Cody Worsham says statistically, Simmons had one of the best seasons in college basketball history, but he was not able to lead the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament.
"You don't just shed that kind of legacy overnight," Worsham said. "I think he'll be remembered as a guy that put great numbers, but didn't lead his team to the promise land like everyone hoped he would."
Simmons averaged 19 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in his only season in a Tigers uniform. But since LSU missed the NCAA Tournament, many fans wonder if it was worth having a one-and-done player. Worsham says it remains to be seen if it was a good thing that Simmons played for the Tigers.
"If Ben goes on to have a great pro career and represents LSU well at the next level and speaks highly of his time at LSU, he could go on to be a great ambassador of the university, so it's too soon to say if it's a good or bad thing."
(picture courtesy of Tiger Rag)