Ben Simmons was one of nine NBA players announced to Australia's basketball team for this summer's Olympic games.

Simmons has yet to play for Australia in a major international tournament.

"It would be an amazing honour to play for my country. I know things are uncertain right now but I've been in touch with Coach Goorjian and we're hopeful I can join the Boomers," said Simmons.

Other NBA players include Patty Mills, Aron Baynes, Matthew Dellavedova, Joe Ingles, Dante Exum, Josh Green, Ryan Broekhoff, Thon Maker, Will Magnay, and Matisse Thybulle. 

Australia finished in fourth place during the Brazil Olympics.