In 2013, Ben Simmons moved from his native Australia to play high school basketball at Montverde Academy in Florida. He had already created a name for himself on the international juniors level as he represented his country in several tournaments. At Montverde he quickly established himself as a playmaker and outstanding all-around player. Before his high school career was done, he would go on to lead Montverde to three straight High School National Tournament championships. He was the Gatorade National Player of the Year as a senior as the No. 1 ranked prospect in the nation in 2015. When asked about his meteoric rise during his first year in the United States, he responded with this quote about his desire to play hard and deliver for his team every time he steps on the court. It’s a mantra that has carried him to great success on the court his entire life.
- Pays tribute to the first ever Australian to be named NBA Rookie of the Year and an NBA All-Star, Ben Simmons
- Personally signed by Simmons in gold paint pen
- His signature is deemed authentic by virtue of Upper Deck Authenticated’s Five-Step Process
- Accompanied by an official Upper Deck Authenticated Certificate of Authenticity, including matching hologram
- Approximate framed dimensions are an impressive 900 x 400 mm
Upper Deck Authenticated®
Autograph forgeries make victims out of unsuspecting fans. In 1992, Upper Deck Authenticated® became the first company to find an answer to the forgery problem by creating an airtight five-step authentication process that assures fans are getting genuine autographs. Today the company has autograph relationships with many of the game's biggest stars and produces some of the finest sports memorabilia in the North American market, and Official Memorabilia is proud to extend access to Australia’s astute and discerning memorabilia community.