SIU basketball team adds center from Northwestern

SIU basketball team adds center from Northwestern

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The Southern Illinois University basketball team has signed Barret Benson, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound center from Northwestern.

Benson graduated in three years and is immediately eligible to play for the Salukis in 2019-20.

Benson played in all 96 games and made 14 starts during his career with the Wildcats.

In three seasons with Northwestern, Benson scored 194 points, grabbed 218 rebounds and blocked 47 shots.

Benson is the second recruit to sign with the Salukis under new coach Bryan Mullins, joining Arizona guard Trent Brown, who will be a freshman next season at SIU.

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