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As a Sophomore (2022-23): 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 … Opened the season with six points, five rebounds and two steals in 26 minutes against Lafayette (11/7) … Scored 12 points, his first double-digit performance, on 4-of-6 shooting, including a 3-of-4 clip from deep against Florida A&M (11/15) … Scored seven points on 3-of-5 shooting versus Providence (11/19) in Uncasville, Conn. … Set a career high with six assists in 28 minutes against St. Francis Brooklyn (11/23) … Logged seven points and four assists at UCF (11/27) … Finished with six points, three assists and a career-best three steals in 25 minutes in the comeback win over Rutgers (11/30) … Registered 12 points, three assists and two steals in 31 minutes against Cornell (12/7), shooting a perfect 4-of-4 from the 3-point line … 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), while tying his top marks in assists (six) and made 3-pointers (four), shooting 5-of-7 overall and 4-of-6 from deep in 29 minutes … Totaled eight points and three rebounds in 28 minutes in the win against sixth-ranked Virginia (12/20), hitting all three of his field goals, including both his 3-pointers … Scored 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting in 26 minutes at NC State (1/14) … Posted seven points at Pittsburgh (1/28) … Compiled nine points, three assists and two steals against Virginia Tech (1/31), shooting 3-of-5 from the floor and hitting both his free throws … Tallied 10 points, three rebounds and two assists at Virginia Tech (2/21), finishing 4-of-4 at the stripe to tie a career high in makes … Started against Florida State (2/25) and put up 12 points, a career-high-tying seven rebounds and five assists in a career-high 37 minutes, shooting 4-of-8 from the field and 3-of-3 at the line … Notched 10 points, his third double-digit performance in a five-game stretch after totaling four previously, on 3-of-4 shooting, including a 2-of-3 clip from deep, versus No. 21 Duke (3/10) in the ACC Tournament semifinals … Recorded seven points, five boards and two steals against No. 21/19 Indiana (3/19) in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32, shooting 2-of-4 beyond the arc … Scored five points and set a career high with six free-throw attempts in the Elite Eight win over No. 5/7 Texas (3/26) … Put up eight points and two assists against No. 10/12 Connecticut (4/1) in the Final Four, finishing 3-of-6 from the floor and hitting both his 3-pointers.
As a Freshman (2021-22): 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) … Shot 4-of-4 on free throws, a season high in each area, at Florida Atlantic (11/16) in his first road action … Posted a season-best eight points on 3-of-4 shooting, including a 2-of-3 clip from deep, against Dayton (11/25) in Kissimmee, Fla. … Recorded seven points in 19 minutes versus NC State (12/29) … Scored six points on a pair of 3-pointers, the latter giving Miami the lead after trailing by 18, in the win over Syracuse (1/5) … Notched five points and two assists in 19 minutes in the victory against eventual NCAA runner-up North Carolina (1/18) … Finished with five points, five rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes at Georgia Tech (1/29), hitting his lone 3-pointer … Logged five points and two assists in 19 minutes versus Notre Dame (2/2) … Set season highs in rebounds (six), assists (four) and minutes (28) against Georgia Tech (2/9), his third multi-assist outing in a four-game stretch after posting just two prior … Scored six points and made both his 3-pointers at Pittsburgh (2/22) … 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 the eventual national champion, 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 … Also 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 years … 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.
Personal: Full name is Bensley Ralph Joseph … Goes by Benz … 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 teammates … Committed to Miami over Boston College, Georgetown, Marquette and Providence … Chose Miami because he felt the staff valued his game and showed the most interest.