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11 Ivan Benkovic

At Charlotte: 2013-14: Redshirted due to an injury. 2012-13 - Scored a season-high 15 points on five three-point field goals at St. Bonaventure...Recorded first career double-figure scoring game with 10 points on 3 three-point field goals against Massachusetts...Hit three huge threes and grabbed a season-high five rebounds in the 49ers comeback win at Duquesne...Scored eight points against Oral Roberts...Played only about 40 seconds against Florida State but they were an eventful 40 seconds with one assist and then a game-tying three-point field goal attempt from about 25 feet which hit the front of the rim at the buzzer...Connected on his first career three-point field goal against Texas State...Saw his first action as a 49er against Lamar...Connected on his first career free throw against Xavier...Knocked down a couple of threes against #16 Saint Louis in the A-10 Tournament

At Mack Academy: Played for the Croatian National Team...Came United States prior to his junior year in High School...Attended United Faith Christian Academy in Charlotte, N.C. in 2010-11 and Mack Academy in Charlotte in 2011-12...As a junior at nationally-ranked United Faith, the three-point specialist helped the Falcons to the NC Independent School’s Athletic Association 1A State Championship game ...Played his junior year a t United Faith with current 49ers teammate Braxton Ogbueze...Scored 14 points in the 57-49 State Championship game loss to Trinity Christian, which featured Niners teammate Mike Thorne in the middle...United Faith, which split games with Oak Hill Academy during the regular season, completed a 28-8 season as state runner-up...As a senior at Mack Academy, Benkovic averaged 15.0 points for head coach Will Sperow.

Position: Guard
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 207
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Zagreb, Croatia
High School: Mack Academy
Experience: 1 Letter