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LSU's Simmons named to Wooden Preseason Top 50

Ben Simmons dunking on Kennesaw St. (Source: WAFB) Ben Simmons dunking on Kennesaw St. (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

LSU freshman phenom Ben Simmons has been named to the John Wooden Preseason Top 50.

Simmons joins six other freshman on the list: Jaylen Brown of California; Brandon Ingram of Duke; Skal Labissiere and Jamal Murray of Kentucky; Malik Newman of Mississippi State; and Jalen Brunson of Villanova.

In two games this year, Simmons is averaging 16.5 points, 11 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.

The winner of the John R. Wooden Award will be announced during the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show presented by Wendy’s on Friday, April 8, 2016.

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