The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent center Keith Benson to a 10-day contract, the team announced today.
Benson, 23, is being called-up from the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League, where he has appeared in 20 games this season, averaging 15.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.50 blocks in 30.6 minutes per contest. He is shooting 50.2% (122-243 FG) from the field and has posted seven double-doubles, including a 17-point, 11-rebound effort last night vs. Bakersfield. This marks the 41st Call-Up from the D-League of the 2011-12 NBA season.
The 6’11” center was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round (48th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft out of Oakland University in Michigan, but was waived prior to the start of the 2011-12 campaign. While in college, he averaged over 17 points and 10 rebounds in both his junior and senior seasons and finished second in the country as a senior in 2010-11 with 3.6 blocks per game.
Benson, who will wear #34, is scheduled to be in uniform for the team’s home game tonight against the Sacramento Kings.