Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Dinamo Sassari Cuts Keith Benson After Four Games

Per Michael Cunningham, Dinamo Sassari have cut Keith Benson:
Dinamo Sassari waived Hawks draftee Keith “Kito” Benson. Benson’s mother, Janice Hale, called it a “mutual parting of ways” and said Benson will work out at Oakland (Mich.) University with a focus on building his strength.
Benson's stats

Sportando Basket tweeted details to Cunningham:
@ajchawks he didn't show his skillse.He had a tough and difficult task, to replace one of the idols of Sassari's fans, Othello Hunter
Othello Hunter.

Which isn't to say that Benson wasn't a perfectly cromulent use of the 48th pick in the draft so much as to remind everyone that the 48th pick in the draft is highly unlikely to contribute in Serie A, much less the NBA. I've always liked Hunter and Benson's superior length might be sufficient for him to carve out the NBA role that has eluded Hunter, as an undersized four, thus far.

1 comment:

pointguardslim said...

Benson measured the same length as Bosh but 1/2 an inch shorter.

Lanky and naturally slender. Projects as a PF.

J.Teague* Joe Johnson* J. Smith* J. Leuer * A. Bogut
Kirk Hinrich * Marv.Williams * Malcolm Thomas* K.Benson * Zaza Pachulia
inj. reserve: Pape Sy, Jason Collins