Heading into July, there was some debate about the consensus No. 1 player in the class of 2015. Some had Ivan Rabb, some had Diamond Stone, some even looked Malik Newman or the rising Jaylen Brown. I went with Ben Simmons, but I could listen to arguments.

Not anymore. After Thursday night's performance at the Nike Peach Jam, the answer is clear: Ben Simmons is the No. 1 player in the class of 2015.

"It's not close," one college coach said.

"He's Scottie Pippen," another one said.

Like a poor man's Scottie Pippen? On the greatest day of greatest days, he has a game that resembles Scottie Pippen's skillset?

Nope, he responded. Like Simmons can be an NBA All-Star.

Simmons finished with 21 points, seven assists, four rebounds, while shooting 8 of 11 from the field and making all five of his free throws. It was a jam-packed gym, and Simmons stole the show, as his Each 1 Teach 1 team knocked off Harry Giles and Team CP3, 77-64.

It's impossible not to like the 6-foot-9 Simmons as a player. He made the transition from a combo forward that was mostly a four to a guy who can handle the ball, play on the wing -- and be a small forward at the next level. His passing ability is unbelievable, possessing outstanding vision and capable of making one-handed passes with either hand, passes off the dribble and passes out of traps and double-teams. He runs the floor extremely well, and is an adept finisher at the rim with either hand. Simmons can also knock down jumpers and beat defenders off the dribble.

Simply put, he's the total package, lacks glaring weaknesses -- and still has room to grow. The Australian might have locked up the No. 1 spot on Thursday.