There's many reasons to go to a Montverde Academy (Fla.)
boys basketball game.
For starters, the nation's No. 2 team has the consensus No. 1 senior in the country in Ben Simmons
, a 6-foot-8 do-everything forward who averages 28.0 points per game.
The Eagles also boast the nation's No. 1-rated freshman in E.J. Montgomery
, a 6-9 low block forward and defender who also can do everything on the court.
Montgomery, a lefthander, is longer than Simmons, and looks like he can block more shots.
But he can handle the ball, go end-to-end and pull up and shoot well from mid-range. He's fluid and athletic.
Once Simmons graduates, it will be interesting to see if Montgomery fills his void.
At this point, with so much talent on the Eagles, Montgomery is averaging just 2.5 points per game. His two biggest games came against nationally ranked opponents Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland, Calif.) and Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.).
Montgomery had 12 against Paul VI and nine versus O'Dowd.