College Basketball

LSU Freshman Ben Simmons Has Referee Make a Strong Pass Before Free Throw

via The Cauldron
Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 3, 2016

LSU star Ben Simmons is pretty adamant about being set up by a strong pass—even on free throws. On Saturday, he went to the extreme to make sure it happened.

Late in the first half against Vanderbilt, Simmons stepped to the line for a pair of free throws. Before the first attempt, the referee sent the basketball to Simmons low and slow.

The freshman sent it right back.

After a stronger second effort from the ref, Simmons made both shots. He ended up going 16-of-19 from the line on the night.

In his debut SEC game, the first-year Tigers forward put on a show:

Simmons posted 36 points and 14 rebounds in the Tigers' 90-82 victory.

[The Cauldron, Vine]

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