Justin Benton talks SIUE verbal
Hours after introducing himself to the Ohio Valley Conference media contingent at OVC Media Day, SIUE Head Coach Jon Harris doubled up his 2016 recruiting class.
“I have decided to commit to play D1 basketball at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville!” tweeted guard Justin Benton (TN).
Benton hails from Houston High School in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Memphis Bulls AAU hooper is a bouncy guard. He needs to add upper body strength, as all high school players do. His ability to attack the rim is what lured in the D1 offers.
“I was considering Southeastern Louisiana,” said Benton.
Southeastern Louisiana offered first. SIU-E extended an offer late in September.