Ben Rhoda

#4 Ben Rhoda

HT. 6' 4"
WT. 195
YR. Jr.
HOMETOWN Dayton, Ohio

About Ben: A fierce competitor, he has earned a reputation as a relentless rebounder and fearless player when it comes to driving the lane ... has been a key component of ETSUís success in recent years, including back-to-back NCAA trips ... enters his senior year just 153 points shy of 1,000. 2004-05: Finished second on the team in scoring with 10.8 ppg and fourth in rebounding, 4.7 rpg ... finished second on the team and in the Top 10 in the conference for shooting percentage, hitting on 52 percent of his shots from the floor ... enters season with 847 points ... eclipsed double figures in scoring 14 times and had more than 20 points three times ... enjoyed the best offensive night of his career with 23 points in the win over Western Carolina (2/14), setting or matching career and season highs in field goals (8), field goals attempted (14), 3-point field goals (2) and 3-point field goals attempted (3) ... put together a strong game against Elon (2/7), scoring 18 points and grabbing five rebounds ... scored a career high 22 points and matched a career high with 38 minutes against The Citadel (1/24) ... played a career high 40 minutes against Furman (3/2) in the conference tournament ... enjoyed his second career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds against King (11/29/04). 2003-04: Finished fourth on the team with 10.7 ppg ... tied for third on the team with 4.4 rebounds a game ... scored in double figures in SoCon Tournament wins over Furman (3/4) and Chattanooga (3/6) ... equalled his season high with 19 points and matched a career high with nine field goals in the win over Chattanooga (2/24) ... against the Mocs, Rhoda hit on 9-of-10 shots from the floor ... set a career high with 11 rebounds and picked up his first career double-double with 11 points against The Citadel (2/16/04) ... had a career-high four steals at Western Carolina (1/31) ... had a critical steal and assist in the final minute of the Davidson game (1/21), helping the Bucs to a record-setting 6-0 start in league play ... put together terrific back-to-back games against Western Carolina (1/17) and Elon (1/19), scoring 18 points against Western and 17 against Elon ... missed Union game while undergoing surgery on a broken nose he suffered at the Rainbow Classic ... missed out on his first career double-double by just one rebound against Tennessee Tech (12/17), scoring 19 points and grabbing a career-high nine boards ... netted 19 points with a career-high for field goal attempts (13) and a season-high for assists (4) against Clemson (12/15) ... scored a game-high 19 points and shot 8-of-10 from the floor in a win at Houston (11/21) ... hit on 7-of-10 shots for 18 points in a win over UNC Wilmington (11/29). 2002-03: Finished fifth on team in scoring with 8.6 ppg ... collected a career-high eight rebounds against Appalachian State in regular season finale ... started seven straight games for the Bucs at the end the year, missing the start only on Senior Night against Appalachian State, and finished the year starting in 11 of the Bucs last 12 games .... part of freshman trio that helped the Bucs secure a critical 87-72 road win over Davidson (2/15), pitching in a career-high 20 points in 31 minutes of play ... the true freshman continued to play like a veteran by scoring 19 points in a win over VMI (1/18) ... put together a 16-point effort on 8-of-12 shooting in 26 minutes of play against Appalachian State ...had his first career 3-point goal in a win over Charleston (1/13) ... netted 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the floor and provided a much-needed spark off the bench in the Bucs overtime win over UNC Greensboro (1/4) ... missed the first four games of the season with a sprained left ankle ... returned to practice and saw first action of the year in UNC Asheville game, playing six minutes. High School: Played for coach Jim Staley at Centerville High School ... three-year starter at shooting guard ... All-Ohio second team as a senior ... Dayton Daily News Player-of-the-Year ... two-time league player of the year ... averaged 28 points and eight rebounds final season ... school records in career points (1,569), season points (739) and points in a game (47) ... Dayton Agonis Club Athlete of the Year (2002) ... team made regional finals in his final year ... helped lead squad to a 57-15 record as a starter ... also lettered in baseball and football. Personal: Majoring in Marketing .. Son of Richard and Nicki Rhoda ... born March 30, 1984.