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:
The Cauldron @TheCauldron
Referee 2 hops ball to Ben Simmons who tosses it back, asks him to put a little oomph on it https://t.co/l23FXWEeeY2016-1-3 03:08:01
Simmons posted 36 points and 14 rebounds in the Tigers' 90-82 victory.
[The Cauldron, Vine]