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Lenard Benoit Benjamin [be-NOYT] (//; born November 22, 1964) is an American retired professional basketball player who was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft. A 7'0" center from Creighton University, Benjamin played for nine NBA teams in 15 seasons from 1985-2000. He played for the Clippers (1985–91), Seattle SuperSonics (1991–93), Los Angeles Lakers (1993, 1999 preseason), New Jersey Nets (1993–95), Vancouver Grizzlies (1995), Milwaukee Bucks (1995–96), Toronto Raptors (1996), Philadelphia 76ers (1998–99) and Cleveland Cavaliers (1999).
|Born||November 22, 1964|
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||Carroll (Monroe, Louisiana)|
|NBA draft||1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers|
|1985–1991||Los Angeles Clippers|
|1993||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1993–1995||New Jersey Nets|
|1998||Yakima Sun Kings|
|1998||Grand Rapids Hoops|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||9,223 (11.4 ppg)|
|Rebounds||6,063 (7.5 rpg)|
|Assists||1,070 (1.3 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Benjamin's best year as a professional came during the 1988–89 NBA season as a member of the Clippers, appearing in 79 games and averaging 16.4 ppg. In his NBA career, he had a .541 field goal percentage, recorded 4,604 defensive rebounds and 1,581 blocks and averaged 11.4 points and 2.0 blocks per game. Benjamin also played briefly in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) in the latter part of his career. In 8 games over two seasons with the Yakima Sun Kings and Grand Rapids Hoops, he averaged 10.9 points and 8.8 rebounds per contest.
He is the Clippers' career leader in blocked shots (1,117) and in blocked shots per game (2.75).