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Encyclopedia > Benoit Benjamin

Lenard Benoit Benjamin (born November 22, 1964, in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American former 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, Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Lakers, New Jersey Nets, Vancouver Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers. November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... , The city of Monroe is the parish seat of Ouachita Parish, in the US state of Louisiana. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 1985 NBA Draft - 18 June 1985 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft // (*) compensation for draft choices traded away by Ted Stepien This draft marks the first time the NBA Draft Lottery was introduced it was put into place so teams did not have to intentionally lose games to... Creighton University, founded in 1878, is a Jesuit, Catholic university located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lakers logo 1966-1991 The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


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, 4,604 defensive rebounds, 1,581 blocks and averaged 11.4 Points and 2.0 Blocks Per Game. The 1988-89 NBA season was the 43rd season of the National Basketball Association. ...


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


In the mid-1980s he was considered one of the greatest up-and-coming stars of the game. Benjamin never became the breakout player intended for such a high draft pick, but he did average double-digits in points and rebounds per game for most of the first half of his career. Benjamin also played overseas, in Peristeri, Greece and in South America as well as for the Harlem Globetrotters. The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism and comedy to create one of the best-known sports entertainment franchises in the world. ...


 
 

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