It’s not often players with the potential of Ameer Bennett come around, but when they do, colleges take notice.
The 6-8, 200-pound forward has the potential to dominate anyone who stands in his way. As a starter for St. Christopher’s last year,
Bennett averaged 12 points, 9 rebounds, and 1 block per game. He was reliable on both the offense and defensive ends every time he stepped onto the court.
He took advantage of the size advantage he had over many defenders scoring at ease from all over the court.
Defensively, he used that same size advantage and hustle to contest every shot, producing a number of highlight blocks and steals.
“Ameer has an outstanding senior season, and he has impressed all the coaches who have seen him this spring,” explained Coach Hamill Jones. “He is skilled, has great touch with both hands, and he shoots well from the outside. Also, he did a great job of blocking shots this year and he rebounds well. Ameer’s ability to rebound and his soft shooting touch will be an immediate asset in college.”
Bennett in many hours to developings his game, and becoming a solid overall player. He can do some many things for his team on the court, and continues to get better.
“I model my game mainly after Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan,” explained Bennett.
The standout forward not only received high praises from his coaches, but also from college scouts who watched him play. His play and potential lead him to receive offers from Longwood, VMI, Bryant, Richard Bland, and West Virginia Wesleyan. A few days ago, Bennett added Mount Olive to that list.
“I’m just blessed and thankful that my hard work and patience have paid off,” said Bennett.
Mt. Olive is a Division II program located in Mount Olive, N.C. Last year the Trojans went 9-20, but are looking to make a push towards the top of their conference with the recruitment of Ameer Bennett.
With more offers sure to come, Bennett is looking to find the right fit as his commitment decision approaches.
“All around it just has to feel like the right spot for me”, explained Bennett.
With the size and skills that he possess, the St. Christopher’s player has a chance to make a big name for himself playing basketball.
“One of the best things about Ameer is that he has improved every year, and I think his upside is huge,” said Coach Jones. “His best basketball is ahead of him.”
“I think the sky’s the limit as long as I continue to stay humble, hungry, and work hard,” said Bennett.