|Birth Day||July 20, 1996|
|Birth Place||Melbourne, Australia|
|Age||24 YEARS OLD|
Australian basketball player who was selected first overall in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers after spending one year playing college basketball at LSU.
He grew up in Newcastle, New South Wales and began playing for the Newcastle Hunters' Under-12 squad at age 7. He also played Australian rules football and rugby league at the junior levels.
He had a decorated high school career, becoming a McDonald's All-American and receiving the Naismith Prep Player of the Year and Gatorade National Player of the Year awards. He helped Australia take home a gold medal at the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championship.
His father is former Australian National Basketball League player Dave Simmons. One of his brothers coached the Nicholls State Colonels men's basketball team and his sister Emily was a member of the women's rowing team at West Virginia University. In 2018, he began a relationship with singer Tinashe Kachingwe.