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Ivan

Bender

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Height: 6'9"
Weight: 228
Year: Junior
Hometown: Capljina, Bosnia & Herzegovina
High School: Elektrotehnicka Skol
Experience: 1 Letter

Bio

AS A SOPHOMORE (2016-17): Saw action in 32 games, earning five starts...Averaged 4.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game...Tallied eight points vs. Xavier in NCAA First Round (3/16)...Shot at a .663 clip from the floor...Posted 10 points and three assists at Rutgers (2/28)...Recorded a career-high 15 points and added five rebounds vs. Minnesota (2/22)...Posted eight points at Minnesota (1/28)...Notched a career-high eight rebounds at Iowa (1/19)...Scored seven points and added five rebounds in a start vs. Illinois (12/27)...Recorded 10 points and four rebounds vs. Charlotte (12/20)...Posted 10 points vs. Jacksonville State (12/12)...Recorded eight points in third consecutive start vs. Kansas State (11/26)...Notched seven points and four rebounds in second career start vs. Richmond (11/25)...Posted six points, and a career-high seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks vs. St. Mary's (MD) (11/17)...Scored a career-high nine points and matched a career-high six rebounds at Georgetown (11/15).

AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16): Appeared in 10 games…Notched four points and four rebounds vs. Ohio State (1/16)…Scored four points against Rutgers (1/6)…Posted three points against UMES (12/12)…Scored five points and added team-high six rebounds in four minutes of work against Saint Francis (12/4).

BEFORE MARYLAND: Played with KK Split in the Junior Euroleague...Was also a member of the U-18 Croatian National Team and is slated to participate in the U-20 Croatian National Team next summer...Attended Elektrotehnicka Skola in Split, Croatia....Parents names are Rafo and Bernada Bender...Has one brother, Dragan who was drafted fourth overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2016 NBA Draft...Enjoys playing table tennis in his spare time...Has lost nearly 25 pounds since his freshman season working extensively with Director of Sports Performance Kyle Tarp…Major is communication.

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