The 50 Greatest Players in Milwaukee Bucks History

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50. Kent Benson – The Solid Center

The Stats: Three seasons played in Milwaukee. 9.8/5.9/2.1/1.0/1.0 on 49.7/00.0/70.0.

The Accolades: Selected first overall in the 1977 NBA Draft by the Bucks. Broke Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s hand…with his face.

The Breakdown: That second accolade might not really be an accolade, but there’s not much else that Kent Benson is really known for. That eight second clip of him blocking a shot in college is about the only YouTube video you can find online of Benson playing basketball that doesn’t involve his jaw being broken by the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.

Just because he wasn’t noteworthy, however, does not mean Benson didn’t enjoy success in Milwaukee. Benson was a solid, starting-caliber center in Milwaukee for two and a half seasons, before he was traded to Detroit for the 22nd greatest Buck.

Although he never really earned his status as a first overall pick, Benson still had a solid NBA career. He really shined for the Bucks in 1979, when he averaged 12.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.1 blocks and 1.0 steals per game on a 51.8 field goal percentage.

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