NBA Draft prospect Ben Simmons is a soccer star in the making.
The former LSU forward performed a soccer trick shot Sunday, kicking a basketball into the air and draining a shot from the baseline. Simmons' soccer skills were somewhat surprising. Though the NBA prospect is an amazing athlete, soccer requires a different set of skills than basketball.
— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) May 29, 2016
Simmons is continuing to show off his soccer and punting skills. In a video on Instagram, he boots a basketball into the hoop with as much ease as NFL kicker Adam Vinatieri kicks a football through the uprights.
If the NBA prospect can do this much with his legs, one can only imagine how much damage he can do when he uses his entire body on a basketball court.
Simmons' athleticism is what intrigues NBA scouts the most, along with his passing ability, extraordinary for a player his size. Standing at 6-feet-10, Simmons has drawn comparisons to LeBron James because of his athleticism and ability to see the floor and make head-turning passes to teammates.
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