Simmons, a 6-foot-9 Australia native, is the No. 1 player in the ESPN 100 for the 2015 class. The Montverde Academy (Florida) forward averaged 28.0 points, 11.9 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.5 blocks this past season. He also won the Morgan Wootten Award earlier this week, given annually to the best player on the McDonald's All-American rosters.
Simmons will suit up in the McDonald's All-American game before heading to New York City with Montverde for the Dick's Nationals. He was also selected to the Nike Hoop Summit as part of the World team, as well as the Jordan Brand Classic.
The Naismith Trophy, which chose Oak Hill Academy (Virginia)'s Steve Smith as its coach of the year, announced its All-America team earlier this week.
Simmons led the first team, which also included Dwayne Bacon, Jaylen Brown, Malik Newman and Allonzo Trier. Isaiah Briscoe, Cheick Diallo, Ivan Rabb, Diamond Stone and No. 1 junior Jayson Tatum were on the second team. Two juniors, Harry Giles and Josh Jackson, were on the third team, as well as seniors Henry Ellenson, Chase Jeter and Skal Labissiere.