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#3 - Matt Bennett
2006-07 Men's Basketball
POS.
G
HT.
6'2"
WT.
170
YR.
Fr.
HOMETOWN
Indianapolis, Ind.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Brebeuf Jesuit
Matt Bennett

2006-2007: Walk-on saw action in 16 games for the Crusaders during his freshman season ... debuted Nov. 11 against Calumet, playing five minutes and hitting his only field goal attempts while also grabbing a rebound ... saw two minutes of action at #3/1 Ohio State Dec. 2 ... played Jan. 6 at Oral Roberts, knocking down second career basket while also handing out the first assist of his career ... played a season-high nine minutes Feb. 3 against Centenary ... grabbed a rebound and tallied first career steal versus the Gents ... the first of three consecutive games in which he would register a steal ... also recorded a steal Feb. 8 at IUPUI and Feb. 15 against Western Illinois ... handed out an assist as well against the Leathernecks ... scored two points and ripped down two rebounds Feb. 22 versus Southern Utah.

Prep: Four-year letterwinner at Brebeuf Jesuit for head coach Leo Klemm ... named to Marion Country All-Star team as a senior ... received the school's Chief's Award as a senior for outstanding attitude, leadership and athletic abilities ... a two-time recipient of the team's Best Defensive Player award ... helped lead the Braves to sectional championships as a junior and a senior ... team was ranked #1 in Indiana in 2004 ... played alongside George Mason's Jordan Carter and Bradley's Andrew Warren at Brebeuf Jesuit ... played on Indy Warriors (10th, 11th) and Indy Stars (12th) AAU teams while in high school ... also lettered one year in football.

Personal: Matt is the son of Michael and Marcha Bennett ... brothers Marques and Michael played college basketball at Dayton and Ball State, respectively ... major is marketing ... born June 8, 1986.