2020 - 2021 NEW MEXICO
BOYS BASKETBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
WILLIAM "DEUCE"
BENJAMIN
GUARD
LAS CRUCES HS
LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-1
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
27.1
POINTS PER GAME
5.7
REBOUNDS PER GAME
5.5
ASSISTS PER GAME
3
STEALS PER GAME
“We tried to double-team Deuce, and he ate us up in both games we played. He’s improved since last year as a sophomore. I normally wouldn’t talk so highly of a player since I’m a defensive coach and we have a couple of defensive specialists who were tough against anybody. But it didn’t seem to faze him. I respect his work ethic and he’s hungry to get better. He stands out.”
Juan Gonzalez
Head Coach head coach at Mayfield High

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-1 junior guard led the Bulldawgs to a 14-1 record and the Class 5A state final this past season, averaging 27.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3 steals per game. The 2020-21 MaxPreps New Mexico High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year, Benjamin is also a two-time New Mexico High School Coaches Association First-Team All-State selection. After leading Las Cruces to a 28-3 record and the Class 5A state championship in 2020, Benjamin followed that up with a state runner-up campaign in which he scored at least 30 points six times.

Academic Achievement


Benjamin has maintained a B average in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


Benjamin has volunteered locally teaching and tutoring young people at the “I Do Love Math” summer camp.