#13 – Jerrelle Benimon, Towson University
Some might debate why Gary Neal is at #14 and Benimon is at #13, but anyone who saw the two play will most certainly agree Benimon has been the more “well rounded” player of the two in his pair of seasons at Towson. Neal might be a better shooter, but Benimon can do a lot of other things that get him the nod at #13. His defense is underrated and his ability to take over a game exceeds that same quality of Neal’s.
Arriving in the CAA after two unproductive years at Georgetown, Benimon helped guide the Tigers to a stunning 13-5 conference record a season ago but the Tigers weren’t eligible for post-season (or conference) tournament play after academic sanctions at the end of the previous coaching regime were enforced in Pat Skerry’s second season.
Benimon has been the best player in the CAA over the last two seasons. With over 1,000 points in two campaigns at TU, there’s little doubt he would have hit the 2,000 mark with a four year tenure in Black and Gold.
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