Ben Cronin
Ben Cronin

Position:
Student Assistant

Experience:
1st


At Michigan ... (2009-10) ... Helped Michigan to a 15-17 record ... Earned No. 8 seed at Big Ten Tournament, advancing to quarterfinal ... (2008-09) ... Helped Michigan to a 21-14 record, which tied a school record for the largest single-season turnaround in program history ... Helped U-M earn its first NCAA Tournament bid in 11 years ... Earned No. 10 seed at NCAA Tournament, advancing to second round after 62-59 victory over No. 7 seed Clemson ... Eliminated by No. 2 seed Oklahoma, 73-63, in second round ... Earned No. 7 seed at the Big Ten Tournament, advancing to quarterfinal ... Helped U-M to two top-five wins after defeating No. 4 UCLA (Nov. 20, 55-52) and No. 4 Duke (Dec. 6, 81-73) ... Helped U-M to 4-5 record against national top 25 opponents ... Helped U-M set team records for single season free throw percentage (75.7%), three-point field goals (305) and three-point field goal attempts (912).

Sophomore/Freshman (2009-10) ...
Had his season, and likely his career, ended on Dec. 29 to focus on rehabilitation of his left hip ... Appeared in five games ... Averaged 0.6 points and 1.0 rebounds per game ... Scored three points, two against Northern Michigan (Nov. 14) and one at Utah (Dec. 9) ... Had five rebounds ... Grabbed a season-best two rebounds against Coppin State (Dec. 22) ... Shot 33.3 percent (1-for-3) from the field ... Shot 25.0 percent (1-for-4) from the free-throw line ... Recorded one blocked shot, against Boston College (Dec. 2) ... Played 16 minutes ... Averaged 3.2 minutes per game ... Played a season-high five minutes against Northern Michigan (Nov. 14).

Freshman (2008-09) ...
Elected to redshirt the season following season-ending surgery (Jan. 14) on his left hip ... Surgery was performed at the University of Michigan Medical Center by Dr. Jon K. Sekiya ... Played in two games, coming off the bench ... Made collegiate debut against Michigan Tech (Nov. 11), playing final two minutes, scoring two points on two free throws and grabbing a career-best three rebounds ... Played a career-best eight minutes against Norfolk State (Nov. 25), scoring a career-best six points, while grabbing two rebounds and recording his first career block.

Prep ...
Henniger (2008) ... 2008 Second Team All New York State ... 2008 Central New York Player of the Year ... 2008 All-Central New York First Team ... 2008 Section III Tournament Most Valuable Player ... Two-time Mayor's Cup Most Valuable Player (2007, '08) ... Prep Career ... For three-year varsity career, 12.6 points (884), 11.7 rebounds (821), 7.2 blocks (506) and 2.1 assists (148) ... Coached by Erik Saroney (Henninger High School) ... Three-year starter, started every game from beginning of sophomore season, 70 straight games ... During three-year varsity career led Henninger to a 56-14 record ... Holds the Henninger school record for blocked shots (506), breaking former record of 290 held by Andray Blatche (NBA, Washington Wizards) ... Posted 17 career triple-doubles (points, rebounds and blocked shots) ... As a senior (2007-08) ... Averaged 19.1 points, 15.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 6.2 blocks ... Led Henninger to a 21-3 record ... Final AA State Ranking of No. 6 ... Lost 56-50 to eventual State-Champion Bishop Maginn in Class AA Regional Final ... Won Class AA Section III AA championship with 57-41 win over Utica Proctor ... Led Henninger to back-to-back Mayor's Cup championships ... earned second straight MVP of championship ... Posted career-high 37 points against Elmira Southside ... Posted career-high 24 rebounds against Binghamton ... Recorded school record 17 blocked shots against Corcoran ... As a junior (2006-07) ... Averaged 10.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 7.3 blocks ... Led Henninger to an 18-5 record; 12-2 in the Colonial National League, runner-up team finish ... Led Henninger to as high as a No. 8 ranking in the state for Class AA ... Led Henninger to the Mayor's Cup championship ... MVP of championship ... As a sophomore (2005-06) ... Averaged 9.4 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 7.2 blocks ... Led Henninger to a 17-6 record ... As a freshman (2004-05) ... Played junior varsity, brought up and played on Varsity during the playoffs ... Led Henninger junior varsity to a 19-1 record ... AAU ... Played for AAU's Syracuse Select ... Coached by Shawn Pudney.

Personal ...
Given name Benjamin David Cronin ... Born on July 25, 1989 in Syracuse, N.Y. ... Son of Marcia and the late Sean Cronin ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology ... Physical Education major ... Right-handed ... Has 7-5 wing span ... Played hockey from the time he was four until he was 12 ... Verbally committed to Michigan (May 16, 2007) ... Signed with Michigan (Nov. 14, 2007).


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