34 - Brian Benson
Brian Benson
Height: 6-9
Weight: 220
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.
High School: Greece-Athena
Position: F
ACCOLADES
2009-10 – America East All-Academic Team ... America East Commissioner's Honor Roll
2010-11 – America East All-Academic Team

2011-12 | Stats

2010-11 | Stats
Appeared in all 30 games, making 27 starts ... averaged 25.1 minutes per game ... led the team in rebounding with an average of 8.3 per game ... pulled in 9.4 boards per game in conference play ... finished the season ranking 2nd in the America East in rebounding ... ranked 5th in the conference in offensive rebounds (2.4 rpg) ... ranked second on the team with a .394 shooting clip (63-160) from the floor ... led the team in blocks with an average of 1.1 per contest ... totalled 32 blocks, marking the fourth-best single-season total in program history, while ranking 5th in the conference ... notched 5.6 points per game, ranking fourth on the team ... registered two double-doubles ... pulled in double-digit rebounds in eight games ... scored in double-figures in three outings ... tallied five-plus points 17 times ... pulled in 15-plus boards three times ... led the team in rebounds 16 times ... notched multiple blocks in six games ... led the squad in blocks 10 times ... notched a career-best 16 points against Hartford (Feb. 27) ... registered a career-high eight field goals against Hartford (Feb. 27) ... tied a career best with two treys against Binghamton (Jan. 8) ... snared a career-high 22 rebounds versus Stony Brook (Jan. 15) ... tied a career high with two helpers against Rhode Island (Dec. 18) ... registered a career-high six blocks versus Albany (Feb. 2).

2009-10 | Stats

Played in 23 games, including three starts ... averaged 3.2 points and 2.8 rebounds ... ranked second on the team in field goal percentage (.459), third in blocks (9) and sixth in rebounding and 3-point field goal percentage (.286) ... reached career highs in points (13) and rebounds (9) in the America East quarterfinal versus Maine (March 6).

2008-09
Played in 23 games, including one start for the Wildcats ... averaged  2.3 points and 2.8 rebounds in 12.7 minutes per contest ... second on the team in blocks (0.5 bpg) ... third highest field goal percentage (.415) on the team of anyone with at least 40 attempts ... tallied a career-high seven points against Hofstra on Dec. 27 ... ripped down a career-high nine boards in both games versus Vermont on Jan. 25 and Jan. 31 ... recorded three blocks at Binghamton on Feb. 22.

BEFORE UNH
Played at Greece-Athena High School ... averaged 13.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game last season ... Monroe County Division II Player of the Year and All-Greater Rochester First Team member his junior and senior season ... holds Greece-Athena’s record for most offensive rebounds in a season ... won the Section V Class AA championship his sophomore and junior seasons.

PERSONAL
Born March 16, 1990 in Greece ... son of Richard and Karen Benson ... was on the court as a sophomore at Greece-Athena when team manager Jason “J-Mac” McElwain knocked down six 3-pointers in their division title game versus Spencerport ... enjoys watching TV, listening to music and playing golf ... lists Kobe Bryant as his favorite athlete, and his dad as the person he admires most outside of sports ... hopes to be an elementary physical education teacher ... majoring in kinesiology: pedagogy.


BENSON'
S CAREER STATISTICS 

YearGGSMINAVGPTSAVGFG%3-PT FG%FT%REBAVGASTAVGSTLBLK
2008-0923129312.7532.3.415.125.545652.840.2912
2009-1023330513.3733.2.459.286.464652.820.169
2010-113027
75325.1167
5.6.394.220.483248
8.38
0.3632
2011-12292983228.72328.0.517.523.4502488.670.21425
TOTALS105
60
2183
19.9525
4.8.446.289.486626
5.621
0.23578


CAREER HIGHS

Points:.......................................................16 at Hartford (02/27/11)
Field Goals Made:.........................................8 at Hartford (02/27/11)
3-Point FG Made:..........................................2, twice
Free Throws Made:........................................6 vs. UMBC (01/23/11)
Rebounds:...................................................22 at Stony Brook (1/15/11)
Assists:.........................................................2, twice
Steals:..........................................................2, four times
Blocks:..........................................................6 vs. Albany (02/02/11)
Minutes:......................................................42 at Stony Brook (01/15/11)

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