UNLV CAREER Bennett enters his first season in the Runnin' Rebel program in 2012-13 ... Selected No. 57 in CBSSports.com's preseason (2012) list of the top 100 college basketball players in the country ... Named Mountain West Preseason Freshman of the Year.
HIGH SCHOOL A 2012 graduate of Findlay College Prep in Henderson, Nev. ... The first McDonald's High School All-American to come to UNLV straight from high school since Freddie Banks in 1983, a span of 29 years ... Named second team USA Today All-America and to the Boost Mobile Elite 24 ... Played in the Jordan Brand Classic and McDonald's All-American games ... Also competed in the McDonald's Slam Dunk contest ... Played in the Nike Hoop Summit game for the World Select team, where he scored seven points and grabbed 11 rebounds ... Made the game-winning 3-pointer versus the USA Select Team ... Averaged 16.3 points and 10.1 rebounds in 23.7 minutes per game as a senior at Findlay Prep ... Helped lead the Pilots, coached by Mike Peck, to a 32-1 record and the school's third ESPN National High School Invitational Championship (in four years), where he earned MVP honors and was named to the All-Tournament team ... His seasonal rebounding average was the highest in the history of the school ... Recorded season highs of 23 points in the NHSI's quarterfinals and 21 rebounds earlier in the season vs. Christian Faith Academy ... Shot 62.6 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point range and 70.6 percent from the free-throw line over his two seasons at Findlay Prep ... The team was 60-5 overall in his two seasons on the squad ... A five-star recruit, he was ranked as the No. 6 player overall in the 2012 class by CBS Sports ... Was ranked No. 7 overall by both ESPN and Rivals, and No. 8 by Scout ... Ranked as the nation's No. 1 player at his position ... Played AAU basketball on the CIA Bounce team for coach Mike George ... Played on the Under-16 and Under-17 Canadian National teams at the FIBA World Championships and led Canada to two consecutive bronze medals ... Prior to attending Findlay Prep, he attended Mountain State Academy (Beckley, W.V.).
PERSONAL Anthony Harris Bennett was born March 14, 1993, in Toronto, Ontario ... Has not declared a major ... The son of Edith Bennett and Delroy Harris ... Has an older sister, Danielle Bennett (28), and an older brother, Sheldon Lewis (32) ... Credits his mother as his biggest influence because she is a hard-working single mother who works two jobs.