Kent Benson C  #54

Full Name: Michael Benson

Current Team: N/A

Born: Dec 27, 1954 (64 years old)

Birthplace: New Castle, Indiana (United States)

Nationality: United States

Height: 6-10 (208cm)     Weight: 235 (107kg)

Current NBA Status: Unrestricted Free Agent

Draft Entry: 1977 NBA Draft

Drafted: Round 1, Pick 1, Milwaukee Bucks

Pre-Draft Team: Indiana (Sr)

High School: New Castle Chrysler High School [New Castle, Indiana]

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NBA

11 Years Of Service

NBA Regular Season Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1977-78 MIL 69 - 18.7 3.19 6.86 .465 - - - 1.33 2.04 .652 1.29 2.99 4.28 1.43 1.00 0.78 2.57 1.72 7.71
1978-79 MIL 82 - 26.0 5.04 9.73 .518 - - - 2.20 2.99 .735 2.28 4.84 7.12 2.49 1.09 0.99 3.41 1.90 12.27
1979-80 * All Teams 73 - 25.9 4.10 8.47 .484 0.01 0.07 .200 1.36 1.93 .702 1.73 4.48 6.21 2.44 1.00 1.26 3.37 2.15 9.56
1979-80 * MIL 56 - 24.8 3.80 7.70 .494 0.00 0.02 .000 1.18 1.73 .680 1.71 4.23 5.95 2.27 0.96 1.32 3.18 1.89 8.79
1979-80 * DET 17 - 29.5 5.06 11.00 .460 0.06 0.24 .250 1.94 2.59 .750 1.76 5.29 7.06 3.00 1.12 1.06 4.00 3.00 12.12
1980-81 DET 59 - 33.2 6.17 13.05 .473 0.00 0.07 .000 3.32 4.31 .772 2.10 4.68 6.78 2.92 1.22 1.14 3.12 3.22 15.66
1981-82 DET 75 72 32.9 5.40 10.69 .505 0.04 0.15 .273 1.69 2.11 .804 2.92 5.79 8.71 2.12 0.88 1.31 2.85 2.13 12.53
1982-83 DET 21 15 28.5 4.05 8.67 .467 0.00 0.05 .000 1.81 2.38 .760 2.52 4.86 7.38 2.33 0.67 0.81 2.90 1.67 9.90
1983-84 DET 82 58 21.1 3.02 5.50 .550 0.00 0.01 .000 1.01 1.23 .822 1.43 3.56 4.99 1.59 0.87 0.65 2.80 0.96 7.06
1984-85 DET 72 35 19.5 2.79 5.51 .506 0.00 0.04 .000 1.06 1.31 .809 1.43 3.07 4.50 1.29 0.74 0.61 2.88 0.94 6.64
1985-86 DET 72 51 18.7 2.79 5.76 .484 0.01 0.03 .500 0.92 1.15 .795 1.64 3.58 5.22 1.11 0.81 0.71 2.72 0.79 6.51
1986-87 UTH 73 2 12.3 1.92 4.33 .443 0.03 0.10 .286 0.64 0.79 .810 1.10 2.07 3.16 0.53 0.53 0.38 1.89 0.62 4.51
1987-88 CLE 2 0 6.0 1.00 1.00 1.000 0.00 0.00 .000 0.50 1.00 .500 0.00 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 0.50 1.00 1.00 2.50
CAREER   680 233 23.1 3.79 7.68 .493 0.01 0.06 .206 1.48 1.95 .757 1.79 3.92 5.71 1.77 0.89 0.86 2.85 1.57 9.07

NBA Regular Season Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1977-78 MIL 69 - 1288 220 473 .465 - - - 92 141 .652 89 206 295 99 69 54 177 119 532
1978-79 MIL 82 - 2132 413 798 .518 - - - 180 245 .735 187 397 584 204 89 81 280 156 1006
1979-80 * All Teams 73 - 1891 299 618 .484 1 5 .200 99 141 .702 126 327 453 178 73 92 246 157 698
1979-80 * MIL 56 - 1389 213 431 .494 0 1 .000 66 97 .680 96 237 333 127 54 74 178 106 492
1979-80 * DET 17 - 502 86 187 .460 1 4 .250 33 44 .750 30 90 120 51 19 18 68 51 206
1980-81 DET 59 - 1956 364 770 .473 0 4 .000 196 254 .772 124 276 400 172 72 67 184 190 924
1981-82 DET 75 72 2467 405 802 .505 3 11 .273 127 158 .804 219 434 653 159 66 98 214 160 940
1982-83 DET 21 15 599 85 182 .467 0 1 .000 38 50 .760 53 102 155 49 14 17 61 35 208
1983-84 DET 82 58 1734 248 451 .550 0 1 .000 83 101 .822 117 292 409 130 71 53 230 79 579
1984-85 DET 72 35 1401 201 397 .506 0 3 .000 76 94 .809 103 221 324 93 53 44 207 68 478
1985-86 DET 72 51 1344 201 415 .484 1 2 .500 66 83 .795 118 258 376 80 58 51 196 57 469
1986-87 UTH 73 2 895 140 316 .443 2 7 .286 47 58 .810 80 151 231 39 39 28 138 45 329
1987-88 CLE 2 0 12 2 2 1.000 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 2 5
CAREER   680 233 15719 2578 5224 .493 7 34 .206 1005 1327 .757 1216 2665 3881 1203 605 586 1935 1068 6168

NBA Regular Season Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
1977-78 MIL 69 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .084 0.83 0.58 0.30 37 32 .536 0.20 1.50 1.70
1978-79 MIL 82 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158 1.31 0.57 0.31 38 44 .463 3.50 2.90 6.40
1979-80 * All Teams 73 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .146 1.13 0.46 0.23 30 43 .411 - - -
1979-80 * MIL 56 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .092 1.20 0.51 0.23 29 27 .518 0.60 2.30 2.90
1979-80 * DET 17 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .038 1.00 0.37 0.24 1 16 .059 -0.20 0.40 0.30
1980-81 DET 59 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 .166 0.91 0.38 0.33 16 43 .271 0.60 2.50 3.10
1981-82 DET 75 72 4 0 0 0 0 0 .158 0.99 0.41 0.20 35 40 .467 2.20 3.00 5.20
1982-83 DET 21 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 .037 1.40 0.40 0.27 13 8 .619 0.60 0.60 1.10
1983-84 DET 82 58 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 1.65 0.90 0.22 49 33 .598 2.50 2.20 4.70
1984-85 DET 72 35 1 0 0 0 0 0 .077 1.37 0.78 0.24 43 29 .597 1.50 1.90 3.30
1985-86 DET 72 51 4 0 0 0 0 0 .085 1.40 1.02 0.20 41 31 .569 1.37 1.86 3.23
1986-87 UTH 73 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .058 0.87 0.87 0.18 39 34 .534 0.05 1.66 1.71
1987-88 CLE 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .023 0.00 0.50 1.00 1 1 .500 -0.02 - -0.02
CAREER   680 233 17 0 0 0 0 0 .096 1.13 0.57 0.25 342 338 .503 12.50 18.11 30.41

NBA Regular Season Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
1977-78 MIL 69 - .497 .465 7.16 17.21 12.09 9.85 18.19 2.37 2.17 19.25 111.76 -4.04 1.12 94.1 99.6 13.12
1978-79 MIL 82 - .555 .518 9.70 20.57 15.14 12.13 14.69 1.88 2.01 19.34 125.22 -0.93 1.26 109.2 101.4 17.40
1979-80 * All Teams 73 - .513 .485 7.33 18.26 12.91 12.22 18.76 1.79 2.65 17.45 138.59 -2.02 1.13 99.0 101.8 13.16
1979-80 * MIL 56 - .519 .494 7.74 17.99 13.02 11.77 18.29 1.82 2.94 16.57 117.46 -1.55 1.14 100.9 100.2 13.46
1979-80 * DET 17 - .499 .463 6.22 18.99 12.56 13.55 19.82 1.70 1.88 19.72 145.99 -3.26 1.10 94.4 106.7 12.39
1980-81 DET 59 - .524 .473 6.96 17.42 11.89 13.89 17.73 1.75 2.01 22.16 124.44 -3.87 1.20 99.4 103.5 15.19
1981-82 DET 75 72 .539 .507 9.43 19.91 14.51 8.78 15.51 1.23 2.19 16.33 158.15 -2.12 1.17 107.3 105.5 14.43
1982-83 DET 21 15 .510 .467 9.01 18.09 13.45 10.63 14.64 1.06 1.51 15.41 122.70 -0.38 1.14 106.1 105.2 13.22
1983-84 DET 82 58 .584 .550 6.92 18.64 12.55 9.24 13.75 1.90 1.70 12.75 137.17 0.43 1.28 117.8 105.7 14.51
1984-85 DET 72 35 .545 .506 7.35 17.17 12.05 8.05 13.43 1.73 1.73 13.87 131.48 -0.42 1.20 111.7 105.5 12.73
1985-86 DET 72 51 .519 .486 9.08 20.83 14.81 7.39 11.21 1.99 2.10 14.78 177.95 -0.27 1.13 110.4 104.7 13.73
1986-87 UTH 73 2 .482 .446 9.10 17.70 13.34 6.06 11.64 2.04 1.80 17.04 153.91 -2.07 1.04 100.5 101.8 11.68
1987-88 CLE 2 0 .868 1.000 - 10.81 5.56 - 40.98 4.34 5.00 18.24 150.00 -17.87 2.50 78.8 115.7 12.20
CAREER   680 233 .531 .494 8.13 18.55 13.23 10.06 15.53 1.76 2.04 17.03 145.67 -1.65 1.18 105.1 103.6 14.24

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NBA Transactions

Jun 10, 1977 - The Milwaukee Bucks selected Kent Benson in Round 1 with Pick 1 in the 1977 NBA Draft.
Jun 10, 1977 - Kent Benson signed a multi-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Feb 4, 1980 - Kent Benson was acquired by the Detroit Pistons from the Milwaukee Bucks in a trade.
Nov 25, 1981 - Kent Benson signed a veteran extension with the Detroit Pistons.
Aug 21, 1986 - Kent Benson was acquired by the Utah Jazz from the Detroit Pistons in a trade.
Oct 8, 1987 - Kent Benson was acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Utah Jazz in a trade.
Jul 22, 1988 - The Cleveland Cavaliers placed the contract of Kent Benson on waivers.
Jul 29, 1988 - Kent Benson, previously with the Cleveland Cavaliers, became a free agent.

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NBA Awards & Honors

J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award - 1982

* Since the 1946-1947 season

NBA Playoff Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1977-78 MIL 9 - 11.4 1.22 2.56 .478 - - - 0.67 1.22 .545 0.56 1.11 1.67 0.33 0.56 0.33 2.22 0.67 3.11
1983-84 DET 5 0 25.8 3.20 7.40 .432 0.00 0.00 .000 1.20 2.00 .600 1.80 4.20 6.00 1.40 1.00 1.40 2.80 0.60 7.60
1984-85 DET 9 1 15.8 2.78 5.11 .543 0.00 0.00 .000 1.44 1.67 .867 1.00 3.00 4.00 0.44 0.89 0.22 3.00 0.67 7.00
1985-86 DET 4 0 13.8 1.00 2.50 .400 0.00 0.00 .000 0.00 0.00 .000 0.75 2.50 3.25 0.00 0.00 0.50 2.75 0.25 2.00
1986-87 UTH 2 0 1.5 0.00 0.00 .000 0.00 0.00 .000 0.00 0.00 .000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.50 0.00
CAREER   29 1 14.9 1.93 4.00 .483 0.00 0.00 .000 0.86 1.24 .694 0.90 2.34 3.24 0.48 0.62 0.48 2.48 0.59 4.72

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NBA Playoff Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1977-78 MIL 9 - 103 11 23 .478 - - - 6 11 .545 5 10 15 3 5 3 20 6 28
1983-84 DET 5 0 129 16 37 .432 0 0 .000 6 10 .600 9 21 30 7 5 7 14 3 38
1984-85 DET 9 1 142 25 46 .543 0 0 .000 13 15 .867 9 27 36 4 8 2 27 6 63
1985-86 DET 4 0 55 4 10 .400 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 3 10 13 0 0 2 11 1 8
1986-87 UTH 2 0 3 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
CAREER   29 1 432 56 116 .483 0 0 .000 25 36 .694 26 68 94 14 18 14 72 17 137

NBA Playoff Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
1977-78 MIL 9 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .034 0.50 0.83 0.48 5 4 .556 - 0.10 0.10
1983-84 DET 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .110 2.33 1.67 0.27 2 3 .400 0.10 0.20 0.30
1984-85 DET 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .071 0.67 1.33 0.33 5 4 .556 0.30 0.20 0.40
1985-86 DET 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .021 0.00 0.00 0.00 1 3 .250 -0.02 0.04 0.02
1986-87 UTH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0.00 0.00 1 1 .500 -0.03 - -0.03
CAREER   29 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .054 0.82 1.06 0.31 14 15 .483 0.34 0.54 0.79

NBA Playoff Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
1977-78 MIL 9 - .503 .478 5.30 10.08 7.75 3.40 17.73 2.17 1.47 12.84 102.37 -3.86 1.22 92.7 102.7 7.32
1983-84 DET 5 0 .459 .432 7.37 18.64 12.78 7.44 6.76 1.85 3.09 13.79 103.24 1.30 1.03 107.6 105.3 13.40
1984-85 DET 9 1 .599 .543 6.44 20.95 13.41 3.67 10.24 2.62 0.78 16.12 141.01 -2.32 1.37 120.7 109.2 15.94
1985-86 DET 4 0 .400 .400 5.56 21.35 12.90 - 9.09 - 2.12 7.92 40.00 -1.83 0.80 92.4 113.8 3.87
1986-87 UTH 2 0 .000 .000 - - - - 100.00 - - 14.77 0.00 -35.57 0.00 - 108.3 -17.79
CAREER   29 1 .520 .483 6.41 17.27 11.76 4.10 11.42 1.94 1.77 13.66 117.72 -1.77 1.18 106.8 105.9 11.30

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NCAA

College: Indiana (1977)

NCAA Season Stats - Per Game

Season School Class GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1973-74 Indiana Fr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1974-75 Indiana So - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1975-76 Indiana Jr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1976-77 Indiana Sr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Awards & Honors

Helms Foundation Player of the Year - 1976
Consensus All-American First Team - 1976, 1977
NABC All-American First Team - 1976, 1977
NABC All-American Fourth Team - 1975
AP All-American First Team - 1976, 1977
USBWA All-American Second Team - 1976
UPI All-American First Team - 1976, 1977
NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player - 1976
NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Teams (AP) - 1976

High School Basketball

Prep/High School: New Castle Chrysler High School [New Castle, Indiana]

Prep/High School Awards & Honors

Indiana Mr. Basketball - 1973