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#44 Derek Benter
Position: Forward
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 229
Year: Senior
Hometown: Crosby, N.D.
High School: Divide County High School
Major: Criminal Justice
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Derek Benter
Courtesy: UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 11/03/2010

2010-11 (Senior): Appeared in 33 games and made there starts as a team captain during his final campaign ... Averaged 4.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game and reached double figures in scoring three times ... Made 41-of-61 free throw (67.2 percent) ... Tallied a season-high 11 points against IPFW (11/23) ... Posted 10 points on two other occasions, against Monmouth (12/5) and in the victory against Houston Baptist (3/11) in the Great West Tournament semifinals ... Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds twice in the league tournament ... Earned fourth letter.

2009-10 (Junior): Started 21 games and appeared in 25 during his junior season … Reached double figures in scoring in seven contests, including three of the last four … Connected on 17-of-37 3-point attempts (45.9 percent) and also made 37-of-48 free throws (77.1 percent) … Averaged career-highs in scoring (6.2 ppg) and rebounding (3.2 rpg) … Scored a career-high 14 points in a victory over St. Olaf (12/29) … Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds and scored eight points at South Dakota (1/16) … Hit a pair of 3-pointers in four different games, including 2-for-2 efforts at Texas A&M (1/5) and at South Dakota (1/16) … Went for 12 points and equaled his season-high with three assists in a home win over Utah Valley (2/20) … Scored 13 points in the regular season finale vs. Texas-Pan American (3/6) and tallied 10 points in the Great West Conference tournament game against NJIT (3/10) ... Earned third letter.

2008-09 (Sophmore): Appeared in 26 games and made six starts during the season ... Averaged 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per contest ... Tallied a season-high nine points on 3-for-4 shooting from the field and free-throw line in the overtime victory against Minot State (Jan. 2) ... Had eight points on two other occasions, including at Texas A&M (Jan. 5) ... Made two of his four 3-pointers on the season against the Aggies ... Also scored eight points against Valley City State (Dec. 10) and SIU-Edwardsville (Feb. 19) ... Corralled a career-high eight rebounds, including four offensive boards at Montana (Dec. 2) ... Also added a career-high two blocks in the loss to the Grizzlies ... Missed two games down the stretch, but returned for the Spring Thaw championship game against Seattle ... Named to the inaugural Great West All-Academic men's basketball team ... Earned second letter.

2007-08 (Freshman): Named to Academic All-North Central Conference team ... Named to NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll ... Appeared in all 30 games and made 20 starts ... Averaged 4.2 points and 1.9 rebounds ... Scored a career-high 11 points vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs (Nov. 17) ... Scored eight or more points nine times ... Twice grabbed a career-high six rebounds: at South Dakota (Feb. 21) and at Mary (Dec. 4) ... Led the team with a career-high four assists in the NCC semifinal vs. Augustana (March 8) ... Also had four assists vs. Nebraska-Omaha (Feb. 23) ... Connected on 42.9 percent (9-for-21) of his 3-point field goal attempts to rank third on the team ... Made collegiate debut in the season opener at Adams State ... Earned first letter.

2006-07: Redshirt season.

Before UND: A 2006 graduate of Divide County High School ... Lettered four times in basketball and earned all-district, all-region and all-state honors ... Also lettered three times in football and was an all-region and all-state pick.

Personal: Majoring in criminal justice ... Son of Neil and Debbie Benter.

 

Benter's Career Statistics

Year

  GP-GS

Min

FG-FGA

FG%

3FG-FGA

3FG%

FT-FTA

FT%

Rebs

Avg.

PF

Asst

TOs

Blk

Stl Pts Avg.
2008-09 26-6 393 30-79 .380 4-12 .333 21-33 .636 77 3.0 68 20 38 16 6 85 3.3
2009-10 25-21 525 51-122 .418 17-37 .459 37-48 .771 81 3.2 72 27 36 7 13 156 6.2

2010-11

33-13

551 45-105 .429 2-10 .200 41-61 .672 100 3.0 77 13 45 10 10 133 4.0
Totals 84-40 1469 126-306 .412 23-59 .390 99-142 .697 258 3.1 217 60 119 33 29 374 4.5