John Benkoske
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John Benkoske

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oshkosh, Wis.

High School:
Oshkosh West

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 237

Position:
C

02/25/2012

Loyola Can't Overcome Hot-Shooting Milwaukee In 78-69 Loss

Ramblers shoot 54 percent from the field and Ben Averkamp notches 16 points

02/24/2012

Loyola Closes Out Regular-Season Versus Milwaukee Saturday

Milwaukee at Loyola Game Notes

02/23/2012

Ramblers Drop Second Straight Overtime Heartbreaker, Fall To Green Bay, 73-70

Ben Averkamp notches 26 points and 10 rebounds in defeat

02/22/2012

Loyola Returns Home To Host Green Bay Thursday Night

Green Bay at Loyola Game Notes

02/16/2012

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2011-12: Saw action in 26 games and made a pair of starts...averaged 0.8 ppg and 1.0 rpg...scored five points in the home opener against Fordham...made his first start since January 2010, and responded with a point, a steal, and a career-best six rebounds, in a buzzer-beating victory at Toledo...corralled four boards and blocked a shot against Rockhurst...scored four points at Detroit...earned a starting nod on Senior Day versus Milwaukee...accounted for 1.3 ppg and 2.2 rpg in Loyola's wins...member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11: Appeared in 17 contests, all as a reserve...six of his seven points on the season were scored at Gentile Arena...played a season-high 15 minutes and registered a season-best four points, to go along with two rebounds, a block and a steal, versus SIU Edwardsville...hauled in a season-high four boards and added two points and a blocked shot in a home win versus Green Bay...ripped down three rebounds in only three minutes of play at Youngstown State...corralled three boards against Alabama State in his season debut...missed the first three games of the season due to a foot injury...member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2009-10: Played in 19 contests and earned one start...accounted for 0.8 ppg and 0.7 rpg...made his first career start and responded by grabbing a career-best five rebounds, while also adding two points, at Detroit...dropped in two points and snagged four boards in only 10 minutes in the season opener at Kansas State...recorded three points and a pair of blocks in a season-high 16 minutes versus St. Ambrose...kicked in four points at both Green Bay and Milwaukee in December...scored 12 of his 15 points away from home...shot 56 percent (5 for 9) from the field on the road...member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2008-09: Saw time in 25 contests off the bench and emerged as a consistent contributor at the end of the year...averaged 2.6 ppg and 2.6 rpg over the final seven contests...after starting the year by hitting only 2 of his first 11 (.182) attempts from the field, converted 10 of his final 20 (.500) shots...drained 10 of 13 (.769) tries from the foul line in Horizon League action...tallied four points and one rebound in a NIT Season Tip-Off victory over Georgia...posted two points, four rebounds and a block in a victory over William & Mary...registered three points and two boards against SIU Edwardsville...tossed in six points and added three rebounds and an assist in a home loss to Wright State...recorded two points, a season-high two blocks, and matched a season high with four rebounds in a victory at No. 15 Butler...also tallied six points and three rebounds in a home victory versus Detroit.

High School: As a senior at Oshkosh West, led the team in both scoring (11.7 ppg) and rebounding (8.0 rpg), while helping the team to the semifinal round of the state tournament...also chipped in 1.1 blocks per game and shot 63 percent (102 for 162) from the field in 2007-08...earned first team all-conference, all-defensive team and honorable mention all-state recognition as a senior...as a junior, contributed 5.7 ppg and 5.8 rpg, while hitting 60 percent of his shots from the field...was a part of back-to-back state championship teams in 2006 and 2007...four-year varsity letterwinner...high school coach was Brad Clark...played AAU ball for Randolph Boys Club...graduated with high honors...also was coached in high school by former Loyola assistant coach Lance Randall and was a prep teammate of former Rambler Andy Polka.