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Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk

  • position F
  • height 6-8
  • weight 250
  • class Redshirt Junior
  • High school KA Pegasus
  • Previous School Illinois
  • Hometown Lommel, Belgium
  • position F
  • height 6-8
  • weight 250
  • class Redshirt Junior
  • High school KA Pegasus
  • Previous School Illinois
  • Hometown Lommel, Belgium

Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk Bio

2022-23

 

PRE-SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Saw limited action in 41 games with two starts in three seasons at Illinois (2019-22)
  • Played in a career-high 24 games for the Illini in 2021-22, averaging 1.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 7.8 minutes per contest
  • Shot 47.2 percent (17-for-36) from the floor in redshirt sophomore season at Illinois
  • Was on pair of NCAA Tournament teams (2021, 2022) and a member of the 2021 Big Ten Tournament Champions and 2022 Big Ten Regular Season Co-Champions
  • Scored career high eight points twice: vs. Arkansas State (11/12/21) and vs. Michigan State (1/25/22)
  • Pulled down career-high 10 rebounds in back-to-back games to open the 2021-22 season vs. Jackson State (11/9/21) and Arkansas State (11/12/21)
  • Dished out a career-high six assists vs. Texas-Rio Grande Valley (11/26/21)

PRE-COLLEGE

  • Averaged 16 points, six assists and six rebounds at KA Pegasus ; shot 50 percent from the field, 38 percent from behind the arc and 78 percent at the charity stripe
  • Helped lead the Pegasus Bulls to a fourth-place finish at the International School Sport Federation (ISF) World Schools Championship, the first-ever semifinals appearance for a Belgian school in the tournament
  • Played for Belgium in the FIBA U16 European Championship

PERSONAL

  • Son of Rony Verdonk and Luana Bosmans
  • Has a younger brother, Mauro
  • Played handball, soccer and swam competitively growing up
  • List playing the piano as one of his hobbies
  • Graduated from Illinois in three years with a degree in psychology
  • Currently enrolled in the University of South Carolina School of Law

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