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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Patrick Benzan - 5'10 PG - Roxbury Latin

Class of 2014
Hometown: Wellesley, MA
AAU: Rivals
Twitter: @MercedesBenzan

August 2011 - From Powerade Player Landings..."Patrick Benzan - Although not spectacular, Benzan really knows how to play and is a great facilitator on the floor.  He is a player who good players want to play with, because he plays to set up his teammates rather than for himself.  Patrick has a tight handle and penetrates to pass, urging teammates to cut as he drives and then dropping dimes off the bounce.  In addition to setting his teammates up for buckets, Benzan is a master of the hockey assist and understands that the point of the game is to advance the ball up the floor.  Another player who gets better as his teammates do.   Benzan will work to develop a quicker release off a more fluid jump-shot and this year he should really emerge as he gets stronger and is able to play through more contact." 

July 2011 - High-IQ Floor-General with quickness & a tight handle.  He knows how to efficiently run a high-level team.  Benzan really sees the floor well and does a nice job of setting his teammates up for good scoring opportunities.  He also can fill it up from the outside.  Off the bounce, Benzan gets into the paint & looks to create or finish with a floater.  Great hands defensively.

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