Class of 2014 Profile: Dwayne Benjamin

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June 18, 2013 by Seth Rubinroit

Friday at the USC Elite Basketball Camp, Galen Central caught up with promising targets Dwayne Benjamin, Stanley Johnson and Thomas Welsh

Dwayne Benjamin

By Seth Rubinroit

Dwayne Benjamin’s unbelievable athleticism made him stand out at USC’s Elite Basketball Camp.

Benjamin, who played three sports at Northside High School (La.), originally committed to UTEP. However, grades forced him to attend Mount San Jacinto College last year, where he led the team in scoring, averaging 16.2 points per game.

The 6-foot-6 forward can play one more season in JC and have two years of eligibility remaining, or sit out the upcoming season and have three years of eligibility left.

How did you play in the USC Elite Camp?

“It was a good experience. It was my first time here, so it was nice.”

How does this change the way you look at USC?

“I like USC. Anybody who comes to LA likes LA. I really like the facilities.”

What is your relationship like with the USC coaches?

“I have known Coach Tony [Bland] since he was at San Diego State, so we are really cool. I’ve also talked to Coach [Andy] Enfield a couple of times. USC has a good coaching staff.”

What do you think about Andy Enfield?

“He is a really good coach. I watched him at Florida Gulf Coast, and I like his style because that is my style. He is really cool.”

How do you describe your playing style?

“I am athletic. I like to run and get up and down the court.  I am a playmaker, and I will shoot the open shot. I do whatever needs to get done.”

What was your overall impression of USC?

“I just saw the gym, so I would like to see more, but I like what I saw. USC is definitely No. 1 on my list now.”

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  1. […] at the USC Elite Basketball Camp, Galen Central caught up with promising targets Dwayne Benjamin, Stanley Johnson and Thomas […]

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