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Ben Simmons Emerges as Champion in the Gatorade National Basketball Championship

Native Australian Ben Simmons who travelled a considerable distance from his homeland Australia to the US to be a basketball player has finally managed to make his dreams come true. He has been declared as player of the year for 2014-2015 and has emerged as a champion in the national basketball championship sponsored by Gatorade. It was Dominique Wilkins, a former Champion who has held a place in the NBA Hall of Fame, who gave Ben the good news. “I’ve been thinking about this award since freshman year,” said Simmons, 18, an LSU commit. “You always look forward to accomplishing the goals you set for yourself, but to have actually done it is a like a weight off my shoulders. I’ve worked so hard for this moment.”

Ben led his team, The Eagles to an outstanding victory, a cause of his success in basketball being his amazing left hand skills. Ben is not just a champion on the basketball court and holds a B average in his class as well. According to Wilkins, You don’t often see kids like this. To win this award shows you how well-rounded Ben is, and to me, that’s more exciting than him being a great basketball player. There’s a humanitarian component going on here and that’s what it’s all about.”

 

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