Can turn over either shoulder and finish with either hand
Footwork in the post
Soft touch around the basket
Putting the ball on the deck for a dribble or two to get to the basket
Runs the floor well
Needs to get stronger
Physicality; gets pushed around inside
Gets caught watching the action rather than sticking his nose in the mix
Can he guard NBA power forwards on the perimeter?
Summary: Benson has a nice combination of size, length and athleticism that makes him effective at the college level, but is not very physical. His numbers are a bit bloated playing in a weak Summit League but he has held his own against some of the better teams in the country. He could potentially be a borderline first-round pick but more than likely ends up being taken in the second round.
Player Comparison: Dan Gadzuric. Gadzuric brings athleticism to the frontcourt but gets pushed around inside due to a lack of strength. Benson is in the same mold as he will struggle guarding bigger players in the league. Both players have a decent mid-range game but Benson will have to play the four at the next level if he wants to be more successful than Gadzuric.
A little late on this par but here goes: Houston -134 and if time available going in the second tier spot the Dodgers either with the high ML or I may go the way of the RL. Another: Colorado -134, two open. Another: Nats -149, two open. Another: Boston -200 (Sale), two open. GL tonight folks.
With every sports outlet picking the Titans, I feel they are overrated. I had them underrated last year but loved their o-line. They keep referencing before Mariota got injured. The thing is they were getting killed by the Jaguars before that injury. They pulled out some huge wins vs KC and GB but also struggled in their own division. I also wonder how Mariota's injury heals for this season as it was late in the season. I think they will be more of a .500 team that keeps games close. Hopefully, that means they cover the spread as underdogs.