Up Close & Personal with ReShon Benjamin

Today we meet up with sophomore ReShon Benjamin, a 6'2 guard from Valdosta, Ga. Benjamin is a sports management major here at Lees-McRae. Join us as we get to know him better.

1. What made you decide to come to Lees-McRae? I felt as if Lees-McRae gave me an opportunity to further my education as well as my basketball career.

2. What are you most looking forward to this season? I am mostly looking forward to being able to have a chance to compete game after game.

3. What personal and team goals have you set for this season? I want to be more of a contributor and definitely play harder in every game than I did last year.

4. In which part of the game does your strength lie? I believe one of my greatest strengths lies in having the ability to make plays. I love passing the ball to my teammates.

5. Who has had the biggest impact on your basketball career? I would have to say both my parents have had the biggest impact on my career. They believe and support me in whatever I do.

6. What do you do to prepare yourself for a game? I usually try to isolate myself from everyone to clear my mind from all distractions.

7. What is your favorite part about being a member of the Bobcat basketball team? My favorite part about being a member of this team is being around such funny guys. We laugh all the time.

8. What is the biggest mental challenge you face on the court? I would have to say the biggest mental challenge for me is staying focused; at times I am easily distracted.

9. Who has been the biggest role model in your life? How? Again I would have to say both of my parents are my biggest role models. They both are very intellectual and try to help in every way possible, cool people.

10. What is your idea of a perfect afternoon? In my eyes a perfect afternoon would be all my friends and I kicking it with a group of females laughing and getting to know each other.

11. If you could try something new today what would you try and why? If I could try something new today I probably would do like my man Kurtz and try the turducken…

12. Who is your favorite NBA player and why? I would have to say my favorite player is Linton Johnson III. In his 5th year out of Tulane he sees very limited action in the game but when he does he always performs to the best of his ability. A guy like him could be an inspiration to us all, along with Amare Stoudemire, who is expected to come up big for the Suns this year.