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Simmons, Maker go top ten in NBA Draft

  • Simmons, Maker go top ten in NBA Draft

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23: Ben Simmons poses with Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 23, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

For the first time in NBA history, Australia has had two selections inside the top ten of the NBA draft.

Louisiana State University star Ben Simmons was taken with the number one pick by the Philadelphia 76ers after his impressive season with LSU.

The 6'10, 225 pound forward averaged 19 points from his 33 games last season with LSU, as well as averaging 34 minutes per match, five assists and 12 rebounds.

Maker, a 20 year old from Varsity High School, decided to nominate for the NBA draft straight out of high school, which is said to be a big risk for those that choose to do so.

Maker however was drafted with the number ten pick in the NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.

At Varsity, Maker played 53 games, averaging 22 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks.

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