Benigni Makes his Pick
Hamden Hall guard Jackson Benigni made a verbal commitment to Stonehill College on Monday.
The Connecticut native, who ran with We-R1 in the Under Armour Association last spring and summer, had numerous division II offers along with a steady amount of division I interest.
"I couldn't be happier with my decision because I know it's the best fit for me academically and athletically," Bengini told NERR. "I wouldn't be here today without my parents, [Hamden Hall] Coach Doherty, [Xavier] Coach Kohs, Stan Glowiak, Chris Murrell, Russ Hill, Drew Dawson, and Shawon Moncrief. I can't wait to get to work and begin my career at Stonehill for the next four years."
Benigni began his high school career at Xavier before arriving at Hamden Hall last year, where he averaged 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists per game while shooting 50% from the floor and 42% from the three-point line. He also scored 32 points in the finals of the NEPSAC Class B tournament and was named MVP after leading the Hornets to the championship.
"Jackson came to us last year at Hamden Hall and I wasn't sure how he would fit in with the talent we had returning from a championship team He not only fit in, but became our leading scorer," said Hamden Hall head coach Sean Doherty. "This kid loves the game and works tremendously hard on his craft. He's a tremendous student-athlete and Stonehill got a complete steal with this one."
Benigni has now scored over 1,700 career points in his four years of high school and was named the New Haven Register Area MVP last season while playing alongside three other scholarship players.