33   Ben Rand
Ben Rand

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rochelle, IL

High School:
Rochelle

Last College:
University of Iowa

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 175

Position:
Guard/Forward


2007-08 Highlights: Appeared in 19 games, including 10 starts, for the Huskies...averaged 2.4 points and 2.9 rebounds-per-game...picked up a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds against Akron (2/12/08)...posted 10 points on 3-for-3 shooting against Kent State (2/9/08)...missed seven games due to plantar facsciitis in left foot.

2006-07 Highlights: Appeared in 19 games, including 12 starts...was sidelined for 10 games after undergoing arthroscopic right knee surgery on Jan. 4...scored seven points and dished out four assists against UW-Green Bay (Feb. 17)...tallied 10 points and six boards against Troy (Dec. 9)...had a solid all-around game of 10 points, eight rebounds and a career-high seven assists against Georgia Southern (Dec. 8)...posted 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists in the Huskies' 87-82 overtime win against Duquesne (Nov. 20)...collected seven points, five rebounds and five assists in 19 minutes of work in NIU's 84-69 win over St. Mary's (Minn.) (Nov. 15).

2005-06 Highlights: Appeared in 25 games and made eight starts, averaging 7.7 points and 21.3 minutes per game...missed the final three games of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee...shot 56.4% (66-for-117) from the field...averaged 6.7 points off the bench for the Huskies in 17 contests...scored 15 points on 7-for-8 shooting in his first career start, a 102-61 win over Aurora (11/26/05)...was a perfect 4-for-4 from the field and finished with 14 points in a 75-70 win over Kansas State (12/20/05)...tallied a season-high 20 points and added 11 rebounds in a 84-82 overtime victory over Buffalo (1/7/06)...led the Huskies in scoring in consecutive contests against Akron (18 points, 1/14/06) and Ohio (19 points, 1/17/06)...posted 11 points in an 86-60 win over Western Michigan (2/4/06)...topped the Huskies in scoring with a 14-point performance in a 80-70 win over Central Michigan (2/22/06).

2004-05 Highlights: Redshirted the season after transferring from the University of Iowa.

AT IOWA 2003-04 Highlights: Played in 19 games for the Hawkeyes as a true freshman, averaging 0.8 points in 5.2 minutes of play...also averaged 0.8 rebounds and shot 43 percent from the floor (6-of-14)...played one of his 19 contests against Northern Illinois on Dec. 6 in the championship game of the Iowa Hawkeye-Gazette Classic...played four minutes and handed out one assist in the 65-57 come-from-behind Iowa win...scored a career high five points in a Nov. 23 win over UNC-Asheville and had four boards and three assists in a 19-point win over Penn State on Jan. 31.

Prep / Personal: Honorable mention prep All-American...named First Team All-State by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and Second Team All-State by the Associated Press as a senior... unanimous First Team All-Conference selection as a senior...three-time Dixon Telegraph Player of the Year ...scored a school record 2,144 career points in his final three years and holds the Rochelle career rebounding record with 829 boards...averaged over 23 points a game each of his final three seasons at Rochelle, including 23.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and four assists per game as a senior, 23.1 points and 8.5 rebounds as a junior, and 25 points and 8.1 rebounds as a sophomore...shot over 50 percent from the floor each of those seasons as well...led the Hubs to regional titles as a sophomore, junior and senior...also competed for an AAU team that placed in top 20 at AAU Nationals in Orlando, FL...son of Cindy and Mike Rand ... Born Feb. 4, 1985 ... Majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences.

RAND'S CAREER HIGHS

Minutes:38, at Duquesne (11/20/06)
Points:20, vs. Buffalo (1/7/06)
Rebounds:11, vs. Buffalo (1/7/06)
Assists:7, vs. Ga. Southern (12/8/06)
Steals:3, vs. Central Michigan (2/22/06)
Blocks:1, on two occasions
FG:7, on two occasions
FG Att.:10, on two occasions
3PT FG Made:2, on two occasions
3PT FG Att.:4, at Akron (1/14/06)
FT Made:6, on three occasions
FT Att.:9, vs. Winthrop (2/18/06)

RAND'S CAREER STATS (AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS)

YearG-GSMin.Avg.FG-APct.3FG-APct.FT-APct.Reb.Avg.ABKSTPts.Avg.
2005-0625-853221.366-117.5648-26.30853-74.716702.8341111937.7
2006-0719-1239620.830-74.4055-17.29428-42.667542.85609934.9
2007-0819-1027814.615-32.4690-1.00015-22.682552.92216452.4
Totals63-301,20619.1111-223.49713-44.29696-138.6961792.81122263315.3
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