Mavs Workout Sched: Benimon, Roscoe Smith
Jerrelle Benimon averaged 27 points, 17 rebounds, seven assists and four blocks a game as a senior high-schooler in Virginia and then started his college career at Georgetown.
But it didn't really come together for the 6-foot-8, 245-pound power forward nicknamed "Benimonster'' until he transferred to Towson, a move that has helped make him a second-round prospect in an NBA draft in which the Mavs presently own a pair of second-rounders.
Benimon was named CAA Player of the Year and was named to the CAA All-Defensive Team in both his junior and senior seasons at Towson. This past season, Benimon led the Tigers with 18.9 points a game and ranked second in the nation in rebounds with 11.5 a game.
Roscoe Smith has also been a young man on the college move. He was a starter as a freshman on the 2011 UConn title team, played another season there but then transferred to UNLV, where this past season he averaged 11.1 points and 10.9 assists a game for the Running Rebels.
Smith is 6-8 and 215 pounds with a 7-foot-1 wingspan. He seems undersized and does not have a strong defensive rep. But he is long and he does rebound and could be a late-second-rounder.
As we've noted before, the Mavs tell DB.com that they are making sure to examine versatile two-way forwards during the process before the June 26 NBA Draft. Of course, if you peruse our DB.com Mavs News Section you will see exclusive coverage the extend of their search for that position and beyond.
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