LSU freshman Ben Simmons was voted Preseason SEC Player of the Year this morning by the media, and thanks to his teammate Keith Hornsby, we now know a little bit more about him.
“He’s a 6’10” point guard who pushes the ball relentlessly and has the court vision of an eagle,” Hornsby told Jerry Tipton. “A big goofy opera-music loving, musical-watching dancer who prances around the room with his bearded dragons in hand.”
Wait, what? Prancing around the room with his bearded dragons? While, unfortunately, there’s no video of that, Simmons regularly posts pics with his pet dragon Mutumbo:
Here are the two watching the UK practice on ESPNU a few weeks back:
Late night studying pic.twitter.com/tVxi8bVktE
— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) October 12, 2015
Before you write him off as a Khaleesi wannabe, watch him hit a no-look halfcourt shot this afternoon:
– LSU Basketball (@LSUBasketball) October 21, 2015
I can’t lie, I like this kid.