By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ben Simmons has dazzled folks in five NBA summer league games so far.

The No. 1 overall pick of the 76ers and Australian native is averaging 10.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game. As a 6-10, 240-pound position-less player, Simmons’ passing and floor awareness has been his most eye-popping skill creating Magic Johnson comparisons.

Here are his top five summer league passes, so far.


5. The Right-Hand Scoop Pass


The defender made the huge mistake in playing up on Simmons way beyond the three-point line. Simmons, with his off-hand, blows by the defender and makes a brilliant scoop pass.

4. The One-Hand, Right-Hand Bounce Pass


The first one in this montage. Another pass where Simmons uses solely his right-hand.

3. The Baseball Bounce Pass With English


You can’t teach something like that. That’s all feel and natural ability, with a little flare to it.

2. The Under-Hand, Left-Hand Bowling Ball Bounce Pass


Who even attempts that kind of pass? To T. J. McConnell of all people too!

1. The Two-Hand, Thread-The-Needle, Half-Court Bounce Pass In Transition


This was the first “wow” pass Simmons made and what can you even say?