FSU Basketball Player of the Week: Benji Bell

Newcomers have made a huge impact for Florida State this season, but this week, it wasn’t either Malik Beasley or Dwayne Bacon that shone brightest.

The Florida State Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 7-13 is junior college transfer Benji Bell, who paced FSU with 18 points in Sunday’s 75-58 win over Southeastern Louisiana.

Bell, a junior, scored just 17 points in his first six games as a Seminole, but more than doubled his season total on Sunday. Bell led FSU in scoring while shooting an efficient 5-for-6 from the field. Bell was a perfect 4-for-4 from beyond the 3-point arc.

Bell played a season-high 26 minutes on Sunday and also came down with four rebounds. He added an assist and a steal. Bell will look to continue to make an impact as FSU takes on Mississippi State on Wednesday before facing Florida Atlantic in Sunrise on Saturday.

Featured image courtesy of Joe Rondone/Tallahassee Democrat

About Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson is a Bloguin contributor, the editor of Noled Out and a lifetime Florida State sports enthusiast. Mike vividly remembers watching Warrick Dunn run down the sideline in Gainesville in 1993, the "Choke at Doak" in 1994 and Monte Cummings' driving layup to beat #1 Duke in 2002. Mike has worked as a sports reporter in both print and online. For isportsweb in 2013, Mike gave press coverage of Florida State football's run to the 2013 national championship. Mike has been featured on SI.com, FoxSports.com and Yahoo Sports while interviewing major sports stars such as 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 with a major in Religion and a minor in Communications. Mike currently resides in Haines City, Florida with his wife Jennifer and daughters Trinity and Greenly. Mike is a full-time reporter at Polk County's newspaper, The Ledger, in Lakeland, Florida. Mike can be followed on Twitter @MikeWFerguson.