Corey Benjamin

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Corey Benjamin
Personal information
Born (1978-02-24) February 24, 1978 (age 40)
Compton, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolFontana (Fontana, California)
CollegeOregon State (1996–1998)
NBA draft1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career1998–2008
PositionGuard
Number25
Career history
19982001Chicago Bulls
2001–2002Sutor Montegranaro
2001–2002Southern California Surf
2003Atlanta Hawks
2002–2003North Charleston Lowgators
2003–2004Chalonnais
2004–2005Xinjiang Flying Tigers
2005–2006Guaros de Lara
2006Conquistadores de Guaynabo
2006–2007Benfica
2007–2008Daegu Orions
Career statistics
Points835 (5.5 ppg)
Rebounds259 (1.7 rpg)
Assists143 (0.9 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Corey Dwight Benjamin (born February 24, 1978) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA from 1998 to 2003. He graduated from Fontana High School[1] in Fontana, California, then played college basketball for Oregon State University, and was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the first round (28th overall) of the 1998 NBA Draft.

NBA career[edit]

Benjamin stayed with the Bulls for three seasons, and during the 2002-03 campaign, he signed a pair of 10-day contracts to play for the Atlanta Hawks. Between his stints with Chicago and Atlanta, he played for Sutor Montegranaro in Italy, and the Southern California Surf in the American Basketball Association. He also suited up for the North Charleston Lowgators in the NBDL (now known as the NBA G League).

International career[edit]

Benjamin spent the final five years of his career playing abroad, first heading to France's Ligue Nationale de Basketball with Chalonnais for the 2003-04 season, followed by a stint in China for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association in 2004-05.

Heading to Latin America for the 2005-06 campaign, Benjamin next joined the Guaros de Lara in Venezuela's Liga Profesional de Baloncesto, followed by a spell in Puerto Rico's Baloncesto Superior Nacional with the Conquistadores de Guaynabo.

Benjamin then returned to Europe to play for Benfica in Portugal during the 2006-07 season.[2][3] He wrapped up his overseas career with a second stint in Asia the following winter, going to South Korea to compete in the Korean Basketball League with the Daegu Orions.

Personal life[edit]

While a member of the Oregon State Beavers, Benjamin played on the same team as his older brother, Sonny.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corey Benjamin". Basketball Reference. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  2. ^ L C B - Liga dos Clubes de Basquetebol
  3. ^ Basquetebol 2006/2007 Retrieved November 13, 2017.

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