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Anthony Bennett

24 | Forward

Timberwolves

Biography

Background

2013-2014 SEASON:
Had seven points and seven rebounds in 15 minutes against Brooklyn on Apr. 16… Posted 14 points on 5-8 (.625) shooting, including a pair of three-pointers in 13 minutes off the bench against San Antonio on Mar. 4… Recorded the 2nd double-double of his career with 10 points on 5-9 (.556) shooting and a career-high 11 rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench at Philadelphia on Feb. 18… Registered his 1st career double-double with a career-high 19 points on 6-9 (.667) shooting and a career-high 10 rebounds in 30 minutes off the bench against Sacramento on Feb. 11… Double-Doubles–2 on the season, 2 in career; DNP -CD’s-15 on the season; DND’s –9 on the season; NWT–0 on the season; Injury List–Missed 2 games due to illness from Dec. 20-21; Missed 1 game on Feb. 28 due to right knee soreness; Missed 17 games from Mar. 12–April 12 due to a left patellar tendon strain; Inactive List–6 on the season

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Cavaliers in the first round (1st overall pick) of the 2013 NBA Draft ... Traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a three-team deal involving the Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers on August 23, 2014.

COLLEGE:
Played one season at UNLV…in 35 games (32 starts), averaged 16.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 27.1 minutes per game…named Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year in his only year at UNLV…First-Team All-Mountain West, MWC All-Tournament team and was one of 15 finalist on the ballot for the John R. Wooden National Player of the Year Award…also named to the Sporting News' All-Freshman Team, USBWA Freshman All-America Team, USBWA's All-District VIII, First-Team NABC All-District 17 and MW Championships All-Tournament Team…Honorable Mention Associated Press All-American and a finalist for both the Oscar Robertson Trophy and Wayman Tisdale Award, given by the USBWA to the nation’s top player and freshman, respectively…connected on .533 percent from the field, including a team-best .375 mark from the three-point line…recorded 12 double-doubles, which ranked him third nationally among all freshman…reached double-figure scoring in 28 of his 35 games, including 13 with 20-or-more points…ranked seventh in the Mountain West Conference in scoring, fourth in blocks and fifth in rebounding…led UNLV in three-point shooting percentage (.375)…posted a career-high 28 points against Cal State Bakersfield on Jan. 5 on 10-13 (.769) shooting from the field with 10 rebounds in 29 minutes…tallied 22 points on 9-14 (.643) shooting and a season-high 16 rebounds against Air Force on Jan. 12.

PERSONAL:
Became the first Canadian-born player to ever be selected No. 1 overall in the NBA Draft (2013)... Credits his mother, Edith, as his biggest influence...competed at the junior national level for Team Canada, averaging 13.2 points and 6.2 rebounds at the 2012 FIBA U-17 World Championship and 13.8 points and 7.6 rebounds at the 2009 U-16 competition, helping Canada place third in both tournaments...played on the Under-16 and Under-17 Canadian National teams at the FIBA World Championships and led Canada to two consecutive bronze medals.

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