Warriors give 10-day contract to big man Benson

March 24, 2012, 11:13 pm
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The Warriors signed free agent center Keith Benson to a 10-day contract, the team announced in a press release Saturday. Terms of the deal were not made public.

Benson, 23, had appeared in all 20 games for the D-League Sioux Falls Skyforce before getting the call. He was averaging 15.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 30.6 minutes per game, and is coming off a 17-point, 11-rebound effort Fiday vs. Bakersfield.

Benson will be in uniform wearing No. 34 for the Warriors against the Kings Saturday.

The six-foot-11 center was a second round draft pick by the Hawks after averaging 3.6 blocks per game for Oakland University in Michigan (second in NCAA).

Big man Chris Wright was assigned to the D-League's Dakota Wizards.

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