Posted: 12:50 pm Monday, March 26th, 2012

Hoops: Wellington center Stephane Beneche commits to Saint Leo 

By Jeff Greer

Wellington basketball star Stephane Beneche visited Saint Leo University over the weekend and made his choice.

Beneche, a 6-foot-8 center, committed to play for the Lions and their Division II basketball program, which plays in the Sunshine State Conference. He received a full scholarship. Beneche averaged 15 points, nine rebounds and five blocks as a senior for the Wolverines.

“I think Stephane is only scratching the surface of his potential and ability,” Wellington coach Matt Colin said. “He’s a very skilled 6-8 kid who can play inside and outside. He’s a kid who doesn’t get into to foul trouble, either. This is a great get for the St. Leo’s program.”