Simmons is the first pledge to LSU's 2015 class
On Monday, there came even bigger news for the future.
Five-star Ben Simmons, ranked as the No. 1 small forward in the 2015 class, committed to LSU following his unofficial visit to Baton Rouge this past weekend.
"I would like to announce I have committed to Louisiana State University," Simmons tweeted. "I'm happy to be part of the LSU family."
Simmons, a native of Melbourne, Australia, is LSU's first commitment for 2015, which pushed the 247Sports class ranking up to No. 3 overall.
At 6-foot-8 and 190 pounds, Simmons is ranked by the 247Composite as the No. 6 overall prospect in the class. The Montverde Academy standout is also ranked as the No. 1 prospect in Florida.
Simmons chose LSU over a double-digit offer list that included Duke, Kansas, Ohio State and Florida.
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