Johnny Jones is on a roll in Baton Rouge.
Louisiana State’s second-year head coach landed a commitment Monday from Ben Simmons, one of the top prospects in the Class of 2015 and one of the SEC’s highest-ranked pledges in recent years.
Simmons had early scholarship offers from Duke, Kansas, Florida and Ohio State and was receiving interest from John Calipari and Kentucky. He chose LSU, where his godfather David Patrick is an assistant coach.
The 6-foot-8 small forward is originally from Australia and came to the United States last season to play for Coach Kevin Boyle at Montverde Academy in Florida.