The LSU Men's Basketball team watched their top player from last season, Ben Simmons, matriculate to the NBA during last week's NBA Draft. The pick will actually benefit LSU during recruiting over the next few years, as they get to boast that they breed #1 overall draft picks at LSU.

But what does losing Ben Simmons do for LSU right now? Not much.

Though LSU Coach Johnny Jones sounds upbeat about his team. Here's more from the Louisiana Radio Network:

"LSU men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones spoke for about seven minutes on the Southeastern Conference’s summer basketball teleconference on Monday. Jones lost his star player Ben Simmons who was the No. 1 pick in the draft, but said he was excited about the upcoming season. With five juniors, the Tigers will no longer be one of the youngest teams in the SEC."