21 Ben Earle
21 Ben Earle
Height: 6-5
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Standish, Me.
Previous College: Gordon (Mass.) College
Position: G/F
GENERAL: Versatile player who will look to contribute primarily at small forward and also possibly at wing guard in his second season as a Paladin...will provide quality, experienced depth...possesses excellent shooting range...physically strong...transferred to Furman from NCAA Division III Gordon (Mass.) College following the 2001-02 season...sat out the 2002-03 season due to NCAA transfer rules. AS A JUNIOR (2003-04): Registered playing time in 22 games, all as a reserve in his first season as a Paladin...averaged 10.7 minutes per outing...action came primarily at small forward...was sidelined for five games beginning in early January with a knee injury, which required arthroscopic surgery...returned to action with a season high 10-point performance (4x8 FGs) versus Chattanooga (77-68 loss)...followed that with a 7-point outing against Appalachian State (85-74 win)...canned 3x3 3PFGs in 11 minutes against Lipscomb (92-56 win) in championship game of Jack In the Box Furman Holiday Classic...tallied nine points in 15 minutes of work in narrow 70-68 loss to Ohio State, converting 3x5 3-pointers...garnered a season high three steals in 98-87 win over High Point. AS A SOPHOMORE (2002-03): Joined the Furman program as a transfer from Gordon (Mass.) College...did not participate due to NCAA transfer rules. AT GORDON COLLEGE (2001-02): Averaged a team leading 16.8 ppg and 5.7 rpg over 26 games for NCAA Division III Gordon (Mass.) College...also paced his team in 3-point shooting, converting 44.0 percent of his chances (74-of-168)...knocked down 10-of-12 3-pointers on the way to a career high 45-point performance in 78-76 loss to Bates College...scoring total was fourth highest single game tally for the season in NCAA Division III. HIGH SCHOOL: 2000 valedictorian graduate of Windham Christian Academy where he was coached by David Locke...averaged 25.0 ppg as a senior after pouring in 26.0 ppg his junior season...earned first team all-conference and all-state honors and was a McDonald's Maine All-Star selection...finished his career as Windham Christian Academy's all-time leading scorer and rebounder...also played soccer and baseball during his prep career. PERSONAL: Full name is Benjamin Adam Earle...born November 16, 1981, in Portland, Maine...son of David and Meredith Earle...brother Matt played basketball at Evangel University...has another brother, Andrew, and a sister, Becky...psychology major. * Gordon (Mass.) College