Prospect Profile: Jerrelle Benimon

In-depth look at the draft prospect out of Towson

“I think he’s got a really good chance to be in the league next year because he’s got good energy, he’s got a good enthusiasm, he finishes at the rim,” said Fran Dunphy, Temple Head Coach. - BaltimoreSun.com

Basics

Height Weight Position College Hometown
6'8" 245 Forward Towson Warrenton, Virginia

Collegiate Career

Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2012-13 31 36.0 188 353 .533 134 205 .654 11.2 2.5 0.7 1.9 530 17.1
2013-14 36 36.3 225 425 .529 209 293 .713 11.2 3.6 0.7 1.2 673 18.7
Totals 67 36.2 413 778 .531 343 498 .689 11.2 3.1 0.7 1.6 1203 18.0

Three-point field goals: 2012-13, 20-for-49(.408); 2013-14, 14-for-44(.318). Totals: 34-for-93(.366).


Accolades

  • Named CAA Player of the Year for two-straight years.
  • Named to the All-CAA First Team, NABC All-District First-Team and CAA All-Defensive Team.
  • Ranked No. 2 nationally in rebounds (11.2 rpg) and third in double-doubles (21).
  • Set a Towson single-season record with 404 rebounds, which also ranked second in CAA history.
  • MVP of the 2014 Reese's College All-Star Game.

Strengths

Knows how to use his body to carve out space. Exceptional rebounder who plays bigger than his
height. Shows touch from the perimeter and is a solid passer. Tenacious competitor.


Quotes

"Although he didn't put up massive scoring numbers, Benimon was one of the most impressive players in attendance on day one, showing the same super high skill-level and versatile offensive game that allowed him to win player of the year honors in the Colonial conference."

Jonathan Givony, DraftExpress


Projections

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