Report: Breakers sign F/C Jerrelle Benimon

The New Zealand Breakers have reportedly signed F/C Jerrelle Benimon to a one-year deal, completing their roster for the 2018/19 season.

The 27-year-old Benimon has most recently played overseas in Germany, and has also spent time in China and in the NBA’s G-League during his professional career.

Benimon has appeared at NBA Summer League events multiple times for various different teams, and back in 2015 he got picked up by the Utah Jazz on a 10-day contract.

In his five games in Germany (EuroCup) he posted averages of 10.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 24.4 minutes per game, shooting 62.2 percent from the field.

Benimon isn’t a big-time scorer or rebounder, but he’s certainly a player that has an impact when he’s on the floor. He plays with energy and will do a lot of the dirty work in the paint.

At 6-foot-8, he doesn’t present as an overly big player but his motor and consistent energy makes up for the lack of size at his position.

The Breakers now have their three import players, as Benimon joins Patrick Richard and Armani Moore on the roster. The trio aren’t household names, but by all accounts they’re tremendous locker room guys and should slot right into what the team is trying to do.


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