St. Ray's Forward Shows Skills In Jordan Game

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a story on under appreciated Darion Benbow ...

The Jordan regional All Star game is an event that showcases some of the best talent from around the New York area. It's also an opportunity for other players that didn't receive the just publicity to show why they are among the best in the City.

Darion Benbow did just that recently at the Jordan regional All Star game held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Benbow, a 6-foot-9, 195-pound center from St. Raymond's High School in the Bronx, New York, showed a featherly touch and an agile body in scoring 10 points in 15 minutes worth of action last Saturday night at the world's most famous arena.

Darion was four of eight from the field, including hitting his only attempt from beyond the three-point line. Benbow also pulled down four rebounds.

As Benbow becomes stronger and adds some more pounds to his frame, it's easy to see that Darion can produce a very good college basketball career. He had a great teacher on the high school level in Oliver Antigua.

And his next stop is Lafayette, an excellent academic school too. So Benbow will be able to make an impact basketball wise while nailing down a terrific degree.

For Benbow, Madison Square Garden was an opportunity to show what coaches and players close to him already knew -- he's a pretty good basketball player. Lafayette is fortunate to have a big man with some small forward skills.

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