Thursday, October 25, 2012

Portland State Signs Kyle Benton

Portland State has reeled in another recruit with forward Kyle Benton. He verball committed last week, joining Zach Gengler as commits for the 2013 recruiting class for the Vikings.

Benton is a 6'6'' forward out of Long Beach, CA, and the second high school recruit for Tyler Geving. Over the past few years, he has gone hard after junior college guys to build the program back up, but now he has started this class off with two high schoolers, which is probably a good trend for the long-term.

He projects as a four at the college level (and PSU has had a lot of success with shorter power forwards), with range out to 15 feet. He is solid athletically and has good length, according to scouting reports.

I haven't been able to find a stat line at all, but it seems he needs to improve a bit on rebounding, and his physicality. While he has a solid face-up game, he will need to work his back to the basket game. This will come in time.

PSU is off to a nice start.

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