Corey Benjamin

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Corey Benjamin
Personal information
Born (1978-02-24) February 24, 1978 (age 38)
Compton, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Fontana (Fontana, California)
College Oregon State (1996–1998)
NBA draft 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career 1998–2008
Position Guard
Number 25
Career history
19982001 Chicago Bulls
2001–2002 Sutor Montegranaro (Italy)
2001–2002 Southern California Surf (ABA)
2003 Atlanta Hawks
2002–2003 North Charleston Lowgators (NBDL)
2003–2004 Chalonnais (France)
2004–2005 Xinjiang Flying Tigers (China)
2005–2006 Guaros de Lara (Venezuela)
2006 Conquistadores de Guaynabo
(Puerto Rico)
2006–2007 Benfica (Portugal)
2007–2008 Daegu Orions (Korea)
Career statistics
Points 835 (5.5 ppg)
Rebounds 259 (1.7 rpg)
Assists 143 (0.9 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Corey Dwight Benjamin (born February 24, 1978) is a retired American professional basketball player who competed 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 Development 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. ^ http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/benjaco01.html
  2. ^ L C B - Liga dos Clubes de Basquetebol
  3. ^ [1]

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