Benoit Benjamin

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Benoit Benjamin
Personal information
Born (1964-11-22) November 22, 1964 (age 52)
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
Playing career 1985–2001
Position Center
Number 00, 7
Career history
19851991 Los Angeles Clippers
19911993 Seattle SuperSonics
1993 Los Angeles Lakers
19931995 New Jersey Nets
1995 Vancouver Grizzlies
1995–1996 Milwaukee Bucks
1996 Toronto Raptors
1998 Yakima Sun Kings
1998 Philadelphia 76ers
1998 Grand Rapids Hoops
1999 Philadelphia 76ers
1999 Cleveland Cavaliers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 9,223 (11.4 ppg)
Rebounds 6,063 (7.5 rpg)
Assists 1,070 (1.3 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Lenard Benoit Benjamin [be-NOYT] (/bəˈnɔɪt/; born November 22, 1964) is an American retired 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. Benjamin also played briefly in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) in the latter part of his career. In 8 games over two seasons with the Yakima Sun Kings and Grand Rapids Hoops, he averaged 10.9 points and 8.8 rebounds per contest.[2]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Benjamin NBA career stats
  2. ^ 1999–2000 Official CBA Guide and Register, page 246