Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons has announced that he will be playing for the Australian national basketball team in the upcoming FIBA World Cup. He announced the decision on his Weibo page.
“Ni Hao China! Thanks for all the support this season, it was a tough way to go out. I’m happy to say I’m looking forward to representing my country Australia in the upcoming @FIBA World Cup in China! Stay tuned,”
Australia will definitely be one of the best teams in their group, which includes Canada, Senegal, and Lithuania
Simmons will be joining notable Australian players who are also in the NBA, namely Cleveland Cavaliers’ Matthew Dellavadova and Detroit Pistons’ Thon Maker.