CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Head Coach Tony Stockman is pleased to announce the recent commitment of Donovyn Benson to OCU basketball. Benson, the latest addition to the Trailblazers roster, is another pivotal piece to a talented recruiting class for 2014. In addition to playing the AAU circuit with All-Ohio Red, Benson was a star forward at Mansfield Senior High School where he played for head coach JT Reese.
As a starter under Coach Reese, Benson helped lead the Tygers to a combined 36-7 record during his junior and senior seasons. As a junior, he led the Tygers to a 21-4 record while claiming the 2013 Ohio Cardinal Conference Championship. Benson posted a career high of 15.5 points per game to go along with 6.6 rebounds as he took home All-District honors.
In the face of adversity, Benson finished his high school career in 2014 as one of the most dominant big men in the State of Ohio. The 6'7" senior continued his torrid pace as he led the Tygers with 14.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. For his standout performance he was selected as the 2014 District Six Player of the Year in Division I.
Benson is looking forward to continuing his education at Ohio Christian University. "My goal is to receive a degree in Emergency Management Services," states Benson. "I have always wanted a career in which I am able to assist families that are in-need during a crisis and the education I will receive at OCU will allow me to do that."
Donovyn hopes to make an impact and contribute as a freshman. "To say that basketball is my passion is an understatement. I want to be a leader, but most importantly, I want to be a team player and I understand that my role is to help my team be successful."
Benson joins Hayden Dunn (Lucasville Valley) and Kenny Kaufman (Cincinnati Taft) as potential high-impact players in the 2014 recruiting class. With a new influx of young talent that will be joining a seasoned group of skilled returners, the Trailblazers are primed and ready for another run at the NCCAA National Title in 2015.