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Robin Clemens Benzing (born May 1, 1989) is a German professional basketball player for Casademont Zaragoza of the Liga ACB. He is also a member of the Germany national basketball team. Standing at 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m), he plays at the small forward position.

Robin Benzing
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Benzing with Germany in 2017
No. 19 – Casademont Zaragoza
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
LeagueLiga ACB
Personal information
Born (1989-05-01) May 1, 1989 (age 30)
Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany
NationalityGerman
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–present
Career history
2005–2008TV Langen
2009–2011ratiopharm Ulm
2011–2015Bayern Munich
2015–2017Zaragoza
2017–2018S.Oliver Würzburg
2018–2019Beşiktaş
2019–presentZaragoza
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Benzing played in Germany with TV Langen in the second-tier TV Langen until 2009. In 2008, he had signed a letter of intent with the University of Michigan,[1] but eventually did not join the Wolverines due to NCAA initial eligibility requirements.[2]

From 2009 to 2011, Benzing played for Ratiopharm Ulm in Germany's Basketball Bundesliga, followed by a four-year stint at Bayern Munich. On June 30, 2015, he signed a two-year deal with CAI Zaragoza of the Spanish Liga ACB.[3] After two years playing in Spain, he returned to his home country in September 2017, signing a three-year contract with S.Oliver Würzburg.[4] Benzing averaged 17.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in the 2017-18 season. On September 4, he signed a one-month deal with Beşiktaş, with an option for nine additional months.[5]

On July 27, 2019, he signed a one-year deal with Casademont Zaragoza of the Liga ACB.[6]

German national teamEdit

Benzing has been a member of the German national under-18 and German national under-20 teams. He played in the 2007 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he was the tournament's leading scorer with 22.2 points per game. In 2009, he made his debut for the senior Germany national basketball team in the EuroBasket 2009. He also played the EuroBasket 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

EuroLeagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2013–14 Bayern Munich 24 15 16.1 .427 .352 .872 1.8 .6 .6 .1 6.4 4.5
2014–15 8 8 21.9 .431 .381 .786 2.6 .9 .8 .4 7.9 7.8
Career 32 23 17.6 .429 .360 .849 2.0 .7 .6 .2 6.8 5.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "German player Benzing signs with Michigan men's basketball team". MLive.com. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  2. ^ "Recruit Benzing Will Not Enroll at Michigan". University of Michigan Athletics. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  3. ^ Robin Benzing signs with CAI Zaragoza
  4. ^ "Kapitän der deutschen Nationalmannschaft bis 2020 verpflichtet: soliver-wuerzburg.de". www.soliver-wuerzburg.de. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  5. ^ "Robin Benzing signs with Besiktas a one-month deal with option for nine more months". Sportando. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  6. ^ "Zaragoza announces Robin Benzing". Sportando.com. 27 July 2019. Retrieved 27 July 2019.

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