Bennedict Mathurin is a Canadian professional basketball player. Mathurin was selected sixth overall by the Indiana Pacers in the 2022 NBA Draft. He is the first player from Montreal to be selected in the lottery.
Bennedict Mathurin Personal Life
Bennedict Mathurin was born on 19th June 2002 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Elvie Jeune and her husband. Bennedict’s father’s name is not available publicly. He has an elder sister named Jennifer who plays basketball. When Mathurin was 12, his 15-year-old brother died in a bicycle accident.
Mathurin is from Montreal, Quebec, and grew up playing hockey and soccer as a linebacker. He competed on the Quebec provincial basketball team. In 2018, Mathurin joined the NBA’s Latin American Academy in Mexico City, becoming its first Canadian player.
Bennedict Mathurin Career
On January 2, 2021, Mathurin had 24 points and 11 rebounds in an 86–82 win over Washington State. On January 14, he had 31 points and eight rebounds in a 98–64 win over Oregon State. Mathurin averaged 10.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game while shooting 41.8 percent from three-point range. Despite interest as a draft prospect, he decided to return for his second season. On December 11, 2021, Mathurin scored 30 points in an 83–79 win over Illinois. He was named Pac-12 Player of the Year.
On April 14, 2022, Mathurin declared for the 2022 NBA Draft and waived his remaining college eligibility.
Mathurin was selected sixth overall by the Indiana Pacers in the 2022 NBA Draft. He is the first player from Montreal to be selected in the lottery. He joined seventh overall pick Shaedon Sharpe as the only Canadians selected in the first round this year. Mathurin was the Pacers’ highest pick since Rik Smits was selected second overall in the 1988 NBA Draft. On July 3, 2022, Mathurin signed a rookie contract with the Pacers. On July 8, he made his NBA Summer League debut and scored 23 points and four rebounds in a 96–84 win over the Charlotte Hornets. Ten days later, Mathurin was named to the NBA Summer League Second Team and averaged 19.3 points, 4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.
On October 19, Mathurin made his regular season debut off the bench and scored 19 points in a 114–107 loss to the Washington Wizards. He continued that performance with 26 points on the 21st against Jeremy Sochan and the San Antonio Spurs in October and 27 points against Jaden Ivey and the Detroit Pistons on October 22. His 72 points in the first three games of the season were the most by a rookie since Jerry Stackhouse’s 76 in the 1995–96 NBA season. On October 26, he became the first Pacer to score 100 points in the first five games of his career. On October 29, Mathurin had a career-high 32 points on 6–9 3-point shooting and five rebounds in a 125–116 win over the Brooklyn Nets. On November 9, Mathurin scored 30 points on 10-17 shooting from the field and 6-9 from three in a loss to the Denver Nuggets. On December 1, Mathurin was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month. He averaged 19.2 points, 4 rebounds, and 40.3% shooting from three.
On January 31, 2023, Mathurin was named a 2023 NBA Rising Star along with outstanding rookie teammate Andrew Nembhard. After scoring 21 points against the Utah Jazz on February 13, Mathurin became the fastest Pacer rookie since Chuck Person to reach 1,000 career points during the 1986–87 season. After the Pacers were eliminated from the playoffs, Mathurin started the final 10 games of the season. In his start against the Milwaukee Bucks on March 28, Mathurin scored 29 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, passing teammate Chris Duarte for the most 3-pointers in Pacers franchise history.
Mathurin was playing for Canada at the 2021 FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Riga, Latvia and Daugavpils when he was left off the Olympic team. On July 4, 2021, he scored a team-high 30 points on 11-of-15 shooting and 6-of-9 3-point range in a 100–75 group stage win over Japan. A week later, Mathurin scored 31 points to lead Canada to a 101–92 victory over third-place Serbia to win the bronze medal. He averaged 16.1 points and four rebounds in the tournament.
Bennedict Mathurin Relationship
Bennedict is a young star player for the Indiana Pacers and is not yet married or engaged. According to online sources, he is not even dating or seeing anyone at the moment. So, for now, we assume he is single and single.
Bennedict Mathurin Net Worth
Bennedict has a net worth of $3 million. He earns via his basketball contract and sponsorships. He signed a 4-year/$29,936,173 contract with the Indiana Pacers, including $29,936,173 guaranteed and an average annual salary of $7,484,043. For the 2022/23 season, he received an annual salary of $6,586,800 which increases for the 2023/24 season to $6,916,080.
Bennedict Mathurin Education
Bennedict completed his schooling at a local school. Later, he attended the University of Arizona from 2020 to 2022 and later got selected for NBA.
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Bennedict Mathurin Physical Stats
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
Bennedict Mathurin Wiki/Bio
|Full Name||Bennedict Richard Felder Mathurin|
|Date of Birth||19 June 2002|
|Birthplace||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
Mother- Elvie Jeune
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