University of Miami Athletics

Bensley Joseph






196 lbs.




Arlington, Mass.

High School

Putnam Science Academy (Conn.)







Bensley Joseph - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

2023-24 (Junior):

  • Played in all 32 games, starting 27
  • The only Hurricane to play in all 32 of Miami’s games
  • Averaged 9.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 31.5 minutes per contest
  • Second on team in assists (3.4), steals (1.5) and blocks (0.7) and fourth in scoring (9.6)
  • Totaled 15 double-digit outings, including six with 15-plus points
  • Tallied the first double-double of his career with 11 points and 10 assists against North Florida
  • Fourth Hurricane since 2010 to record a double-double in points and assists
  • Scored in double-figures in six of the final seven games
  • Dished five-plus assists on nine occasions
  • Eclipsed the 20-point mark for the first time in his career with a career-high 21 at North Carolina (2/26/24)
  • Knocked down a career-high five 3-pointers at North Carolina (2/26/24)
  • Set new career highs in blocks (four) and steals (five) against UCF (11/6/23)
  • Led Miami in scoring in three games in 2023-24
2022-23 (Sophomore)
  • Played in all 37 games, starting two
  • Averaged 5.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 20.0 minutes per contest
  • Shot 39.8 percent from 3-point range, second-best on the team
  • Placed fourth among Hurricanes in made 3-pointers (35), assists and blocks (12 total)
  • Became the 13th player in program history to hit four-plus 3-pointers without a miss and the first since Anthony Lawrence II on 2/3/16
  • Tied the record for most made 3-pointers without a miss by a Hurricane at the Watsco Center (four)
  • Finished fifth in ACC Sixth Man of the Year balloting
  • Scored in double figures seven times and grabbed five-plus rebounds four times
  • Posted three-plus assists in 12 outings, with five-plus in five
  • Logged multiple steals six times
  • Played 20-plus minutes in 20 outings, with 25-plus in nine of them and 30-plus in two
  • Led or co-led Miami in assists six times, steals six times, blocks thrice and minutes once
  • Recorded three of the eight occurrences of a Hurricane hitting multiple 3-pointers without a miss, including the lone 4-of-4 performance
  • Made his first collegiate start against St. Francis (PA) (12/17) and set career highs in points (14), rebounds (seven) and made field goals (five)
  • Notched 10 points, his third double-digit performance in a five-game stretch after totaling four previously versus No. 21 Duke (3/10) in the ACC Tournament semifinals
2021-22 (Freshman)
  • Appeared in the final 36 games of the season
  • Averaged 2.3 points and 1.6 rebounds per game while shooting 39.5 percent (18-of-39) from 3-point range and 83.3 percent (15-of-18) at the line
  • Made nine of his first 13 3-point attempts, including seven of his first nine
  • After not playing in the season opener, debuted with three points in 17 minutes against UCF (11/13)
  • Tied his season high with six boards in 20 minutes in a homecoming game at Boston College (3/2)
  • Appeared in all four NCAA Tournament games, including notching 15 minutes in the first-round win over No. 21/22 USC (3/18) and 17 in the Elite Eight game against third-ranked Kansas (3/27)
High School
  • Graduated from Putnam Science Academy (Conn.)
  • Consensus top-150 recruit, unanimously considered the best prospect in Connecticut
  • Considered a four-star recruit by ESPN, 247Sports and the 247Sports Composite
    • Ranked No. 80 overall and No. 14 among point guards by ESPN
    • Placed No. 126 in the 247 rankings, including No. 19 at his position …
    • Tabbed as the No. 103 recruit, including No. 16 among point guards, by the 247Sports Composite
    • Finished No. 148 in the Rivals rankings, good for No. 27 at his position
  • Missed his entire senior season with a left ankle injury sustained in a scrimmage
  • Attended Cushing Academy (Mass.) as a junior and served as the team captain
  • Averaged 15.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game, en route to Class AA All-NEPSAC honors
  • Went to his hometown Arlington High School (Mass.) for two year
  • Played on the soccer team as a sophomore
  • Former NBA guard Hamidou Diallo also graduated from Putnam, while the Milwaukee Bucks’ Pat Connaughton also hails from Arlington, Mass.
  • Full name is Bensley Ralph Joseph
  • Born Feb. 18, 2002, in Miami
  • Lived in Miami for the first eight months of his life, before moving to Massachusetts
  • Mother is Rachel Lamonge, who is originally from Haiti
  • Does not have any siblings
  • Majoring in sociology with a minor in sport administration
  • Favorite athlete is Damian Lillard because he is a realist on and off the court, as well as a reliable late-game player
  • Best sports memory is hitting a buzzer-beating jump-shot against Canterbury School as a junior and getting mobbed by his teammate
  • Committed to Miami over Boston College, Georgetown, Marquette and Providence