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Ja'Von Benson

  • position F
  • height 6-7
  • weight 253
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Columbia, S.C.
  • High school Ridge View
  • position F
  • height 6-7
  • weight 253
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Columbia, S.C.
  • High school Ridge View

Ja'Von Benson Bio

2022-23 (JUNIOR)

  • Saw action in six games, including four SEC contests
  • Scored his only points of the season, knocking down a 3 at George Washington (Nov. 30)
  • Had season-high two rebounds in opening game of Charleston Classic vs. Colorado State (Nov. 17)
  • Logged a block at Florida (Jan. 25)

2021-22 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Played in six games, averaging 3.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per contest
  • Had six points and five rebounds in season-high 17 minutes at Clemson (Dec. 18)
  • Scored career-high eight points vs. Allen (Dec. 14) ; went 3-for-6 from the floor
  • Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds in season-opening win vs. USC Upstate (Nov. 9)

2020-21 (FRESHMAN)

  • Saw action in three games, averaging 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in 7.7 minutes per contest
  • Scored a season high six points in college debut vs. Florida A&M (Jan. 2); was 2-of-4 from the field while also pulling down a career high four rebounds in the Gamecock win
  • Also saw action vs. Texas A&M (Jan. 6) and at Kentucky (March 6)


  • Helped high school team post back-to-back state championships during junior and senior seasons
  • Averaged 17.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game as a senior en route to Class 4A Player of the Year honors
  • As a junior, averaged 10 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game
  • Scored 14 points and collected 10 rebounds in state championship win during junior season


  • Son of James Benson and Rennè Outen-Pinckney
  • Has four brothers, Kwali, Michael, Miles and Mali, and a sister, La’La
  • Credits Lebron James as his inspiration in his basketball career
  • His advice to young people is to “be yourself and be you!”
  • After basketball, would like to be a coach
  • Began playing basketball at the age of five
  • Chose South Carolina because “they believed in my academic and athletic abilities”
  • Major is undecided