Benoit Benjamin

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Benoit Benjamin
Personal information
Born (1964-11-22) November 22, 1964 (age 54)
Monroe, Louisiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolCarroll (Monroe, Louisiana)
CollegeCreighton (1982–1985)
NBA draft1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career1985–2001
PositionCenter
Number00, 7
Career history
19851991Los Angeles Clippers
19911993Seattle SuperSonics
1993Los Angeles Lakers
19931995New Jersey Nets
1995Vancouver Grizzlies
1995–1996Milwaukee Bucks
1996Toronto Raptors
1998Yakima Sun Kings
1998Philadelphia 76ers
1998Grand Rapids Hoops
1999Philadelphia 76ers
1999Cleveland Cavaliers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points9,223 (11.4 ppg)
Rebounds6,063 (7.5 rpg)
Assists1,070 (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