Likely top pick Ben Simmons reportedly to sign with LeBron James’ agent

Ben Simmons averaged 19.2 points and 11.8 rebounds this season.

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LSU star Ben Simmons isn’t going to play in the NCAA postseason, but it appears he’s getting prepared for his future.

The likely No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft plans to sign with LeBron James’ Klutch Sports agency, Yahoo Sports reported. Simmons, who hasn’t officially declared for the draft, will be represented by Rich Paul, who represents James, according to the report.

Simmons, who averaged 19.2 points and 11.8 rebounds as a freshman this season, saw his season come to an end Sunday, when the Tigers opted not to participate in postseason play after not being selected for the NCAA tournament.

Emily Bush, Simmons’ older sister, has been with Klutch since 2014, shortly after the agency began the recruitment process, according to the report.