Magic Johnson has heaped praise on Aussie college basketball star Ben Simmons.

The former LA Lakers star tweeted about Simmons shortly before his LSU side defeated the University of Kentucky on Wednesday.

Simmons has been a revelation for LSU this season, drawing praise from every corner of the basketball world.

The Australian, who is expected to be selected at No.1 in next year's NBA draft, is currently averaging 20.5 points, 13.1 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.1 steals per game this season.