Benoit Benjamin

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Benoit Benjamin
No. 00, 7, 0
Center
Personal information
Born (1964-11-22) November 22, 1964 (age 50)
Monroe, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Carroll (Monroe, Louisiana)
College Creighton (1982–1985)
NBA draft 1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Pro career 1985–2001
Career history
Los Angeles Clippers (19851991)
Seattle SuperSonics (19911993)
Los Angeles Lakers (1993)
New Jersey Nets (19931995)
Vancouver Grizzlies (1995)
Milwaukee Bucks (1995–1996)
Toronto Raptors (1996–1997)
Yakama Sun Kings (CBA) (1997)
Peristeri (Greece) (1997–1998)
Philadelphia 76ers (1998, 1999)
Criollos de Caguas (Puerto Rico) (1998, 1999, 2000)
Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA) (1998–1999)
Atenas de Córdoba (Argentina) (1999)
Cleveland Cavaliers (1999)
Detroit Wheels (ABA) (2000)
Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon) (2000–2001)
Career highlights and awards

Lenard Benoit Benjamin (born November 22, 1964) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft. A 7'0" center from Creighton University, Benjamin played for nine NBA teams in 15 seasons from 1985-2000. He played for the Clippers (1985–91), Seattle SuperSonics (1991–93), Los Angeles Lakers (1993, 1999 preseason), New Jersey Nets (1993–95), Vancouver Grizzlies (1995), Milwaukee Bucks (1995–96), Toronto Raptors (1996), Philadelphia 76ers (1998–99) and Cleveland Cavaliers (1999).[1]

Benjamin's best year as a professional came during the 1988-89 NBA season as a member of the Clippers, appearing in 79 games and averaging 16.4 ppg. In his NBA career, he had a .541 field goal percentage, recorded 4,604 defensive rebounds and 1,581 blocks and averaged 11.4 points and 2.0 blocks per game.

He is the Clippers' career leader in blocked shots (1,117) and in blocked shots per game (2.75).

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