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SEC Preseason POY Ben Simmons prances around his room with bearded dragons

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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:

Me and my mate Mutombo the IV 😂

A photo posted by Ben Simmons (@bensimmons25) on

Here are the two watching the UK practice on ESPNU a few weeks back:

Before you write him off as a Khaleesi wannabe, watch him hit a no-look halfcourt shot this afternoon:

I can’t lie, I like this kid.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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6 Comments for SEC Preseason POY Ben Simmons prances around his room with bearded dragons



  1. ArnoldthePig
    5:20 pm October 21, 2015 Permalink

    I know a kid that died from salmonella he contracted from a lizard. Careful big Ben.



  2. bosshogg24
    5:29 pm October 21, 2015 Permalink

    Simmons will not be SEC Player of the year, that belongs to Skal or Murray and Murray may be the leading score in the SEC!



    • chris
      5:42 pm October 21, 2015 Permalink

      Im not saying Skal or Murray wont win the POY but Simmons has a very good shot at it. Hes very talented on a lesser team and the voters like that. Bobby Portis won it last year and everyone here knows he shouldnt have. Just because UK had way more talent across the bored



    • fireants25
      6:26 pm October 21, 2015 Permalink

      chris is dead on



  3. fireants25
    6:25 pm October 21, 2015 Permalink

    I can’t lie I love our guys but man I wish we had him too…hes a cool cat and nice kid and can you imagine how even better we would be with him!? best of luck to him



  4. Suffering Fools
    6:51 pm October 21, 2015 Permalink

    Gotta like this guy.