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Keith Benson is a solid all-around offensive player. He is good in transition, can play with his back to the basket and can also step out and hit the mid-range jumper.
The question is whether or not his skills translate to the NBA.
Playing in the Summit league for four years isn't exactly the highest level of competition, and while he was easily the best player in the conference, we still can't be sure how good of an NBA player he could be.
This is definitely going to be Benson's biggest struggle as he begins his career.
There is no way Benson is going to be able to guard NBA centers at his current weight. He's tall with a very big wingspan, but he needs to add at least 20 pounds of muscle before we can consider him a legitimate defensive NBA center.
At Oakland last season, Benson averaged 3.6 blocks a game, so he has skills, but he needs to get bigger to really be effective in the NBA.
Benson is still raw, but the tools are all there. Playing in transition, rebounding, shooting, and playing defense are all things that he possesses talent for, but none of those skills are ready to be utilized in the NBA. He will need at least a year to adjust.
Either way, he gets a B- because he is capable of so many different things.
Like I said before, Benson has all the tools, he just needs to develop them. I don't think he is a future All-Star, but if he ended up as a decent sixth man I can't say I'd be shocked.
Benson can play, and given the right situation, I think he could be a solid player one day.