76ers make Ben Simmons No. 1 pick in NBA Draft

NEW YORK (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers made LSU's Ben Simmons the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn.

The 6-foot-10, 240-pound Australian-born forward averaged 19.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists this season with LSU.

He comes with some questions - he made only one 3-pointer - but too much potential for the 76ers to pass up with their first No. 1 pick since taking Allen Iverson 20 years ago.

The last No. 1 pick from LSU was Shaquille O'Neal - who will be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame along with Iverson in September.

The Sixers have three picks in the opening round, including the 24th and 26th overall.



 
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