Dawgs Target 4th Hoops Signee

It appeared the Mississippi State Bulldogs were over signed for the current men's basketball class. Recent developments have made room for the defending SEC western division champions to ink yet another solid signee.

Riley Benock Profile

Meade County High School standout guard Riley Benock may end up calling Starkville, Mississippi home for the next four years.

Benock recently committed to William and Mary, but did not sign with the Tribe when the spring signing period began. Riley got a late invitation to take a visit to Mississippi State, so he decided to put his original plans on hold.

"I visited Mississippi State and things went real well," said Benock. "They offered me."

In addition to his scholarship from Mississippi State, Riley had offers from Furman and William & Mary as well as a few others from the NAIA ranks. Penn State and Purdue also expressed interest. Riley has still not made a final decision.

"I have not made a decision yet," said Riley. "I pretty much know what I am going to do, but I want to sit down and talk about things with my family and my coach before I do anything."

Benock has the ability to play anywhere from point guard to wing at the collegiate level.

Riley averaged just under 18 points as a senior to go along with seven rebounds per game. For his efforts the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches' selected Riley as the Region Player of the Year.

The 6-5 guard was also selected to play for the Kentucky All-State game in the Annual Battle of the Border with Ohio.

Benock expects to have a final decision in the next few days. Stay with scout for the latest on Riley's college choice.


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