Benjamin David Simmons is simply known as Ben Simmons is an Australian Basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets and the Australian Basketball Team.
Born July 20, 1996 in Melbourne, Australia to Dave (an African-American) and Julie (a white Australian) he was raised alongside 5 siblings.
At age 10, Ben began playing basketball for the Knox Raiders, along with that he played the Australian rule football at junior level.
He had to choose one sport as he loved them both. He picked basketball as his focus.
He played basketball for Box Hill Senior Secondary College at the 2011 Aussie Schools Championships and was chosen to represent Australia at the 2012 FIBA under 17 world championship despite being only 15.
As of now, his known contract is with his former employers the Philadelphia 76ers through 2024-25 season after signing a 5 year deal worth $177.2 million in 2019. His contract with the Nets is not known yet.
Ben Simmons girlfriend : Who Is He Dating?
Ben Simmons is engaged to his sweetheart Maya Jama a UK TV personality. Reports say he got secretly engaged to her in December 2021.
Simmon’s girlfriend Maya is 25 and is expected to move from the UK to the US to join him. His clearly adores Maya.
Ben Simmons trade
On the 10/02/22 Ben Simmons was traded to the Brooklyn Nets alongside teammates Seth Curry and Andre Drummond and a 2027 first-round pick in exchange for James Harden who also went to the Philadelphia 76ers.