Offered/Committed Elsewhere NJ Benson, 6-7, Mount Vernon, IL

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I'm not going to link to the tweet but FWIW, Coach Belcher/ISU are the only ones so far to get a shoutout from NJ's mom.
 

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Who prepares the boilerplate language of these identical offer acceptances and commitment tweets/statements? Just plug in the name of the coach and college
 

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It feels like ISU has been on this kid for a really long time. It's good to be in his top 5. Beat out Loyola and SLU. I like this kid. He's got some size to him, uses his body, welcomes contact, and seems to be versatile.
 

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He spends most of the game matched up with 5* Oregon commit Kel’el Ware (6'10, 230). He's playing the 5 and did a really nice job banging in the post, denying the ball.

Excellent highlight around the 15 min mark of NJ putting Ware on skates and then finishing through contact. Missed the FT though.

He learned throughout the game and made changes. Ware hit a three in the first half and NJ was sagged off, anticipating the drive/post up. In the second half he stayed with him when he stepped out to the 3 pt line.

He did a nice job creating more possessions for this team, breaking up passes, or tipping balls out to the guards after a miss.

When Ware got the ball deep in the post he NJ struggled a bit with his size.

I believe NJ went 5/8 (2-3 from 3) and the misses from the floor came with a lot contact. I think he had 12 points. Ware was probably in the 15-18 range. Scored a handful when NJ was out of the game.
 

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I really like this kid. He's tough, strong and looks to have some serious potential. He reminds me a lot of Lorenzo Gordon. Based on everything I have heard,, SIUE has the inside track on him but we will see!
 

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5. NJ Benson, 6-7, Mt. Vernon​

A breakout player this past offseason, Benson has become a must-have mid-major prospect. While still a bit unrefined, he’s an athletic big man who rebounds, blocks shots, finishes around the rim and plays with a. motor.
 

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Getting a lot of social media love from SIU, including a player or two.
 

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I was wondering if the uncertainty of the OVC would hurt Murray St and SIUE chances
 
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