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#35 Ben Finney
Position: Guard-Forward
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Portsmouth, VA.
High School: I.C. Norcom

 

2010-11:ODU's All-Time leader in career games played...The Monarchs Heart and Soul...Named MVP at the Paradise Jam Tournament...Named CAA Co-Player of the Week on Nov. 22nd...Team Co-Captain and pre-season Second Team All-CAA selection...Joined the 1,000 career point mark vs. UMES...12 rebounds at Delaware... Dished out a career high 8 assists vs. Hofstra...15 pts and 11 rebs at VCU...7th in career steals at ODU... <2009-10>:Third team All-CAA...11 rebounds vs. W&M...9 rebs vs. Bethune Cookman...19 points vs. George Mason...4 steals vs. Richmond and W&M...Shares single season games played record of 36...15th in CAA in steals at 1.3...11th in CAA in offensive rebounds at 2.6...

2008-09>:Seventh in the CAA in rebounding...sixth in the CAA in steals at 1.7...19 points vs. James Madison and Liberty...17 double figure games...11 rebounds at W&M...six or more rebounds 16 times...5 steals vs. UMES...three steals in four other games...seven assists at Duquesne...Hit four treys in a game at Marshall and Liberty...Ben changed his jersey number 35 during the season in memory of his younger brother Ra-Shawn who was killed in September of 08...33 starts in 35 games.

2007-08: CAA Player of the Week on March 2....ODU's second leading returning scorer... Scored a career high 20 points vs. Northeastern...Scored 17 vs. W&M... Nine games scored in double figures...Grabbed ten rebounds vs. UMES, UAB and UNCW...Hauled down six or more rebounds 13 times...Started 17 of 34 games...

HIGH SCHOOL: Comes to ODU after preping a year at Hargrave Military Academy...A first team All-Tidewater selection in both basketball and football at nearby Norcom High School... Averaged 26.2 points and 13.2 rebounds per game as a senior in 2005-06... Finney caught 81 passes for 1,186 yards as a senior and set the Virginia High School League record for reception, and receiving yardage in a game when he hauled down 19 passes for 372 yards with Five touchdowns against Wilson. . ..While at Hargrave, Finney averaged 15.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists for head coach Kevin Keatts as they compiled a 25-5 record...

Blaine Taylor on Finney: "Ben is an example of a young man who made a choice to go somewhere where he could have a chance to make an impact and where he would develop, have the right outcome to the end with a degree, with a possibility of post season play success. Along the way Ben has worked very diligently and has become a leader and in many respects define how competitive and compassionate our team is in representing our program and ODU. He has improved from being a young man who just competed to a student-athlete who has a very versatile and more complete game."

PERSONAL
Full Name: Benjamin Finney
Birthdate: July 25, 1988
Mother: Desiree Finney-Jones
Brothers: Ra-Shawn(deceased), Da-Shawn Finney, Dorian Finney-Smith
Sisters: Sha-Kilya Finney and Monnezja Finney-Smith
High School: I.C. Norcom
Major: Sociology
Dream Vacation: Bahamas
Favorite Sports Personality: Lebron James
Hobbies: Being with family, helping out at high school.
Most Impressive person ever met: Paul Webb
Favorite Movie: "Paid in Full"
If I could play a musical instrument: Drums
Favorite Book Read:"The Wooden" by John Wooden

CAREER HIGHS:
Points: 20 vs. Northeastern (2-27-08)
FGM: 8 vs. Northeastern (2-27-08)
FGA: 13, vs. Northeastern (2-27-08), and JMU (1-7-09)
3PTFG M: 4, at Marshall(11-29-08) and Liberty (2-21-09)
3PT FGA : 7 at JMU (2-10-10)
3PT FGPCT: 100 (4-4) vs. Liberty (2-21-09)
FTM: 8, vs. UMES (12-22-08)
FTA:12, vs. UMES (12-22-08)
FTPCT:100 (3-3) vs. William & Mary (1-5-08)
REBS:13. vs. Cleveland State (2-20-11)
AST: 8, vs. Hofstra (1-15-11)
BLK: 3, vs. JMU (1-16-08)
STLS:5, vs. UMES (12-22-08)
MINS: 39, vs. VCU (3-7-10)

YR  GP  FG         PCT 3PT     PCT   FT     PCT REB      ST  TP-AVG
08  34  86-195    .441 12-46   .261  54-87  .621 169-5.0  39  238-7.0
09  35  120-269   .446 35-110  .318  70-120 .583 211-6.0  60  345-9.9
10  36  111-264   .420 38-117  .325  56-83  .675 210-5.8  45  316-8.8
11  34   98-280   .353 38-137  .279  78-131 .600 215-6.3  45  312-9.2
TLS 139 415-1008  .412 123-410 .300 258-421 .616 805-5.8 189 1211-8.7

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