24 Michael Benkert
24 Michael Benkert
Height: 6-4
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Greenwood, Ind.
Position: G
Last School: Center Grove HS
Experience: 1L

Statistics: 2017

2016-17: Versatile wing defender and scorer ... 23 game appearances ... Scored in eight games ... Career-high six points, four rebounds vs. Trevecca Nazarene (2/21/17) ... Made 3-pointer in six games ... Four points, two rebounds, two assists, one blocked shot vs. Jacksonville State (1/19/17) ... Made 3-pointer as part of Belmont's blistering 33-10 start at Pepperdine (12/3/16).

2015-16: Redshirt.

Prior to Belmont: Four-year letterwinner at Center Grove High School for head coach Zach Hahn, who was part of Butler’s Final Four teams ... Emerged as one of the top prep players in the state of Indiana ... 2015 IBCA/Subway Boys’ Basketball All-State ... Named to prestigious Indiana North-South All-Star Classic roster ... Named to Hoosiers Reunion Classic Showcase, where he scored game-high 20 points ...  2015 County Player of the Year ... Named to Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Indiana Top 100 ... Two-time All-County ... Three-time all-MIC conference ... IBCA Top 100 Workout selection ... Team captain ...  Fifth all-time in CGHS history in scoring ... Averaged 16 points per game as a senior ... Averaged 18.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game as a junior ... Played AAU basketball for Eric Gordon All-Stars for head coach Pat Mullins.

Personal: Majoring in Corporate Communication ... Has six siblings, Michaela, Thomas, Andrew, Alena, Anita Beth, Mary ... Lists John Wall as favorite athlete.