Ben Simmons intends to represent Australia in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

"I definitely want to play for the Boomers," said Simmons. "I’ve told a lot of my guys and my coaches that I’ll definitely be wanting to play."

Simmons was raised in Australia and also has citizenship in the United States.

"It’s going to be a great team. A very young, quick team. I think the future of Australian basketball is going in the right direction."

Simmons didn't participate in the 2016 Olympics.