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    Bennie Boatwright
    Bennie  Boatwright

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Mission Hills, Calif.

    High School:
    Village Christian

    Height / Weight:
    6-10 / 230

    Position:
    Forward

    Birthdate:
    07/13/1996

    03/15/2017

    USC Tops Providence in First Four Thriller, 75-71

    Bennie Boatwright led the team with 24 points

    03/08/2017

    USC tops Washington in Pac-12 tourney, boosts NCAA hopes

    02/01/2017

    Boatwright's return leads USC past Washington 82-74

    11/11/2016

    Stewart, Aaron lead USC over Montana 75-61

    02/25/2016

    USC Drops Road Contest at Stanford, 84-64

    Bennie Boatwright had 11 points and five rebounds in the loss.

    03/17/2017

    USC vs. SMU

    NCAA Tournament First Round - March 17, 2017

    03/15/2017

    USC 75, Providence 71 (USATSI)

    Check out out the USATSI photo gallery from the NCAA First Four game against Providence.

    02/01/2017

    USATSI Gallery - USC @ Washington

    USATSI Gallery - USC @ Washington

    11/30/2016

    USC 76, USD 55

    The Trojans defeat USD, on November 30, 2016.

    03/17/2016

    Providence 70, USC 69 -NCAA Tournament

    Photos from No. 8 USC vs. No. 9 Providence in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 17, 2016.

    Bennie Boatwright - In The News

    BREAKDOWN:
    Bennie Boatwright is a 6-foot-10, 230-pound sophomore forward who can score from anywhere on the court. He is a high-scoring bigman that has excellent touch from three-point range which can cause match-up problems for the opposition.

    2015-16: Boatwright had an outstanding first season as a Trojan, averaging 11.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. He was named honorable mention to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team. He started 32 of USC's 34 games, missing the game vs. Lafayette on Dec. 23 with lower bask soreness and not starting due to Senior Day vs. Oregon on March 5. He was tied for first on the team with 60 three-point baskets and second in rebounds (171). On USC's all-time freshman lists, he ranks tied for third in three-pointers (60), seventh in points (378), seventh in rebounds (171), seventh in free throws made (76) and eighth in three-point percentage (35.9 percent). He was the only Pac-12 freshman to rank in the top 8 in points, FG made, rebounds, three-pointers, FT made, FT percent, assists and blocks. He scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds at Oregon on Jan. 21 for his first career double-double. Registered double figures in scoring in 21 of his 32 starts. He had three games in which he nailed five three-pointers, Nov. 26 vs. Wichita State, Dec. 7 vs. Idaho and March 9 vs. UCLA. Started and scored 11 points in USC's NCAA Tournament first-round game vs. Providence on March 17.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Boatwright was the CIF Southern Section Division 1AA Player of the Year as he averaged 27.8 points and 13 rebounds for Village Christian in Sun Valley, Calif. He led the Crusaders to the Southern Section 1AA title by scoring 30 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in a 79-61 win over top-seeded Great Oak at the Honda Center on March 21. Boatwright was also a Los Angeles Times All-Star, named to the Cal-High Sports All-State Elite Second Team and CIF co-Player of the Year in the California Division I voting. Boatwright, a top 60 recruit according to Rivals.com and Scout.com, scored a school-record 50 points and made eight three-pointers in a win over Saugus on Dec. 22. He also made eight three-pointers and scored 45 points in a win over Valley Christian on Feb. 10. He registered 10 games of 30 points and 27 games of 10 or more rebounds, with a high of 23 twice.

    PERSONAL: Bennie was born on July 13, 1996 in Los Angeles. His parents are Bennie Boatwright, Sr. and Rebecca Mejia. His father, who was an All-CIF guard at Lutheran High, served in the Los Angeles Police Department at the Police Academy and used to bring his children to their gym at 6 a.m. to get 500-1,000 shots up daily. Boatwright's godfather, Francois Wise (former Trojan Eric Wise's father), was an All-American at Long Beach State and taught him rebounding techniques that helped him graduate as the school's all-time leader in rebounds. Among the other schools that recruited Boatwright were Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, UCLA and Washington.