Ben McCauley

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Ben McCauley
Wilki Morskie Szczecin
PositionPower forward
LeaguePolish Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1986-09-06) September 6, 1986 (age 32)
West Newton, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolYough
(Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania)
CollegeNC State (2005–2009)
NBA draft2009 / Undrafted
Playing career2009–present
Career history
2009–2010Strasbourg
2010–2011Belfius Mons-Hainaut
2011–2012Chorale Roanne Basket
2012Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2012–2013SKS Starogard Gdański
2013–2014BC Donetsk
2014CAI Zaragoza
2014–2015Türk Telekom
2015–2017İstanbul BB
2018Maccabi Ashdod
2019–presentWilki Morskie Szczecin

Benjamin Joseph McCauley (born September 6, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for Wilki Morskie Szczecin of the Polish Basketball League (PLK). He played college basketball for North Carolina State University's Wolfpack before playing professionally in France, Belgium, Poland, Ukraine, Spain, Turkey and Israel.

Early life and college career[edit]

McCauley attended Yough Senior High School in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He played college basketball for North Carolina State University's Wolfpack.

In his senior year at NC State, McCauley played 30 games and averaged 12.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2 assists per game.

Professional career[edit]

On March 7, 2011, McCauley signed with the French team Chorale Roanne Basket for the rest of the season.[1]

On July 16, 2012, McCauley signed with the Polish team SKS Starogard Gdański for the 2012–13 season.[2] On January 6, 2013, McCauley recorded a career-high 34 points, shooting 11-of-17 from the field, along with eight rebounds and two steals in an 85–81 win over Czarni Słupsk.[3] In 30 games played during the 2012–13 season, McCauley averaged 18.8 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal per game, shooting 42.9 percent from 3-point range.

On July 7, 2013, McCauley signed with the Ukrainian team BC Donetsk for the 2013–14 season.[4] However, on March 24, 2014, McCauley parted ways with Donetsk to join the Spanish team CAI Zaragoza for the rest of the season, as a replacement for Joseph Jones.[5]

On July 12, 2014, McCauley signed a one-year deal with the Turkish team Türk Telekom.[6]

On February 19, 2018, McCauley signed with the Israeli team Maccabi Ashdod for the rest of the season as a replacement for David Laury.[7] On April 1, 2018, McCauley recorded a season-high 19 points, shooting 8-of-11, along with ten rebounds in an 82–78 win over Bnei Herzliya.[8] McCauley helped Ashdod reach the 2018 Israeli League Playoffs, where they eventually lost to Hapoel Tel Aviv. In 20 games played for Ashdod, McCauley averaged 9.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.3 assist per game, shooting 41.9 percent from 3-point range.

On June 11, 2019, McCauley returned to Poland for a second stint, joining Wilki Morskie Szczecin.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ben McCauley inks with Chorale Roanne". Sportando.com. March 7, 2011. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "Polpharma Starogard lands Ben McCauley". Sportando.com. July 16, 2012. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "Polpharma Starogard Gdanski 85 at Energa Czarni Slupsk 81". RealGM.com. January 6, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "BC Donetsk land Ben McCauley". Sportando.com. July 7, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "CAI Zaragoza announce Ben McCauley". Sportando.com. March 24, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Ben McCauley agreed to terms with Turk Telekom Ankara". Sportando.com. July 9, 2014. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  7. ^ "מחליף ללורי: בן מקאולי חתם באשדוד". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  8. ^ "Winner League, Game 22: Herzliya Vs Maccabi Ashdod". basket.co.il. April 1, 2018. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  9. ^ "Ben McCauley signs with King Szczecin". Sportando.basketball. June 11, 2019. Retrieved June 15, 2019.

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