Ben Simmons is widely projected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. And Tuesday, Simmons announced he would be wearing Nike when he starts his professional career, the same brand he wore on the court at Louisiana State University.
Simmons used the Bleacher Report-powered Uninterrupted video platform to make the announcement. “I’m excited, I’m blessed, and it’s amazing opportunity for me and my family,” the product of Australia said in the 29-second video.
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) June 7, 2016
The 19-year-old chose Nike over Adidas, the other brand hoping to land the 6-foot-10 baller, although multiple reports have stated the deal with Adidas was worth far more per year and offered greater monetary bonuses.
Simmons had some stellar sneaker moments on the court at LSU for the one and only season he played for the school. He wore a number of LeBron James signature shoes on the court in the school’s colors, including the Nike LeBron 13, the Nike LeBron 12 and the Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier 8 Flyease.
Click through the gallery and check out the best of what Simmons wore during his time at LSU.