Ben Simmons has been dominating this college basketball season on the stat sheet, and he's definitely making the case for being the No. 1 overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft.

Simmons, a forward, has all the makings of an all-around player. It was evident from a few days ago when a dropped a stat-line of 43 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists.

The 6-foot-10 Australian is now drawing comparisons to Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, who plays the same type of all-around style Simmons possesses. What does James think of Simmons?

Here's what he told ESPN:
"I don't mind it. Someone's going to be compared to someone all the time, and I don't mind him being compared to me. People not only recognizing what he does on the floor, but he's a great kid, too. He has a great family, great support system, and that's why he's able to do what he [does] on the floor."
Simmons is 19 years old, and he is currently averaging about 20 points, 15 rebounds and six assists per game with the LSU Tigers so far this season. He has great praise for LeBron.
"He's one of the best players in the world that's played the game. I just try to take little parts of his game and put it into mine. His size is one of the things that I look at. I'm 6-10, and he's right at 6-8 or 6-9, and I just try and fit what he does into my game.

"He gives me a lot of advice if I ever need it. He looks out for me, and he's one of those people you have to have as a mentor because he's one of the best players in the world."
It will be fun to watch these two eventually face off next year in the NBA.

By Josh Dhani

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