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Drew Ellis covers Oakland University basketball for The Oakland Press. His news and notes keep you up to date with Golden Grizzlies men's basketball.

Friday, June 24, 2011

ESPN analyst Bilas questions Benson's heart after selection

It seemed as if ESPN analyst Jay Bilas couldn't find anything nice to say about Oakland, rather Atlanta's Keith Benson, after Benson was chosen by the Hawks midway through Thursday's second round of the NBA Draft.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Bilas asked "how high does that motor of his rev?"
Oakland coach Greg Kampe took to the defense immediately afterward.


"It was horrible," he said. "I don't know why Jay Bilas, if he was going to make a statement like that, wouldn't have called his coach first. He could've asked me after five years what I thought about his motor and toughness."
Benson assured the Freep his motor is strong and he will continue to get stronger.
ESPN closed its analysis by adding that Benson will need to add weight, which should come as no surprise to anyone who has been following him. Benson was listed at 230 by Oakland, but weighed in at more than 10 pounds less than that at the NBA combine.

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