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34 - Brian Bennett
Brian Bennett
Height: 6-9
Weight: 253
Year: SO
Hometown: Romeoville, IL
High School: Plainfield East HS
Position: F
Experience: 1V

2012-13 (Freshman)
Finished sixth among Big West Conference players and 63rd among NCAA Division I players with a 52.4 (133-for-254) percent field goal mark … one of two Mustangs to start all 32 games, averaging 23.9 minutes per contest … finished second among Mustangs with 4.6 rebounds per game and third with 9.3 points per game … scored career-high 23 points versus Loyola Marymount (Feb. 23) … added 17 points in victories against Hawai’i (Jan. 24) and Cal State Northridge (Jan. 26) … scored 16 points and distributed career-high three assists during 70-68 victory at No. 11 UCLA (Nov. 25) … during collegiate debut at TCU (Nov. 9), recorded a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double (11 rebounds remain a career high) … posted 13 double-digit scoring games … grabbed 10 boards versus Pacific (Feb. 7).

Plainfield East HS (Plainfield, Ill.)
Averaged 15.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game in addition to shooting 59.7 percent from the floor and 72.0 percent from the free throw line during 2011-12 senior season … earned All-Southwest Prairie Conference praise as a senior and named to Chicago Sun-Times All-Area and ESPN Chicago All-Area teams … helped Bengals to 27-2 overall mark, a 14-0 Southwest Prairie Conference title-winning record and the Class 4A East Aurora Sectional semifinals as a senior … averaged 9.0 points and 5.1 rebounds per game as a junior while shooting 55.5 percent from the floor and 71.4 percent from the free throw line … also helped program to first victory in the Illinois State Tournament during 2010-11 junior season.

Personal
Son of Carol and Walter Bennett … majoring in business administration … career ambition is to become a nutritionist in order to “impact other’s lives” … biggest thrill at Cal Poly is “seeing all of the people in the stands at every home game and the atmosphere they create” … named to honor roll during each semester at Plainfield East HS … Brian Lee Bennett was born on June 8, 1994 in Downers Grove, Ill.