Monday, May 17, 2010

2010 Player Highlights: Billy Bender

After being a big contributor on last year's record-breaking MIT squad, Billy Bender continued his superb play this season. Playing well off the bench early in the year, Bender was brought into the starting lineup midway through the season and he did not miss a beat. Although his primary role was as a defensive stopper, usually guarding the other teams best perimeter/wing player, Bender still put up solid numbers offesnively, averaging 7.8 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game. That included two games, at Emerson (12/1/09) and versus WPI (1/13/10), in which he led the team in scoring, while also leading the team in rebounding on numerous occasions, including a 12 rebound performance at home against Wheaton (1/23/10). Below are highlights of Bender from this past season.