Ben Simmons gets a positive endorsement from President Obama - Aussie Hoopla

Exciting times for Australian basketball. 

Ben Simmons has developed from a relatively unknown student at Box Hill Secondary School two years ago to being Barack Obama’s favourite up and coming Basketball star in less than two years.  His popularity has been growing rapidly but after a recent approval from Barack Obama it has skyrocketed. 

It started when President Obama, giving a speech in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, noted that Ben Simmons was “around here” and then sarcastically described the future talent as an “OK basketball player”.

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