Platt signs Columbia City standout


HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Huntington University men’s basketball team has added its first recruit for the 2013 season with the signing of Columbia City High School standout Drew Benedict.

The 5-10 guard comes to HU as one of the state’s best shooters. With his senior season yet to come, Benedict currently holds the school record for most 3-pointers made and attempted for a season and career and is on pace to score over 1,000 points and finish his prep career as one of the top five scorers in Eagle history.

As a junior, Benedict averaged 12.7 points, with just under nine points coming from behind the 3-point line, and 2.8 assists per contest. The three-time Northeast Hoosier All-Conference selection has drained 183 threes to date at a clip of 37.8 percent.

His sharp-shooting is well documented around the state as evidenced by his selection as a two-time IBCA All-State Underclassman and three-time participant at the IBCA Top 100 Workout.

Huntington University head coach, Ty Platt, is looking forward to Benedict’s contributions. "We are excited that Drew has decided to be a Forester. Drew is a very good shooter and scorer, understands the game very well, and has a real toughness about him.

“He has been a vital part of a lot of success in high school, playing in one of the best programs in the state. We think those things will translate into Drew having a great four year career at HU." 

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 46 NAIA All-America honors and 202 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. 


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director