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#50 Ben Beran
Position: Forward
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
Hometown: Victor, Iowa
High School: HLV High School
Experience: 2 Letters

Ben Beran ends his career as the 11th all-time leading scorer at South Dakota State with 1,285 career points.

2007-08: Played in all 29 games and started all but one... averaged 12.3 points (2nd on team), 4.4 rebounds (2nd), in 26.3 minutes a game... second on the team in total points with 357... led the team in points during eight games and in rebounds in five games... scored in double figures in 19 games... had a rebound and a point in every game ... only two points off of tieing a career high with 25 points on 11-of-16 shooting in 37 minutes at Cal State-Bakersfield (12/28)... scored 22 points at IPFW on 8-of-14 shooting (1/31)... went a perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line in a 20 point, nine rebound game against North Dakota State (2/22)... recorded only double-double of the season in final game of career against Centenary with 12 points and 13 rebounds (3/1)... made 18 straight free throws in a three game span (2/22-3/1)

2006-07: Did not play

2005-06: Entered the season as a preseason all-Independent selection by Street and Smith's ... started 28 of the Jacks 29 games ... averaged 12.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game ... led the team in scoring seven times, including a career-high 25 at Kentucky ... led the team in rebounding nine times, including a career-high 12 at Nebraska ... recorded three double-doubles ... tied a career-high with four assists at Texas Pan-American

2004-05: Started all 28 games, averaging a team-high 13.6 points per game ... also averaged 5.9 rebounds per game ... named national Independent Player-of-the-Week on Jan. 25 after posting back-to-back double-doubles with 25 points, 10 rebounds at UMKC and 27 points, 13 rebounds vs. Morningside ... scored in double figures in 20 games ... hit 3-of-4 three-point attempts en route to a 20-point performance at Manhattan

2003-04: Earned 2004 North Central Conference Freshman of the year honors ... played in all 34 games, including one start ... averaged 5.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 15.1 minutes per game ... shot 55 percent from the field and scored in double figures seven times including season high 18 points against Augustana when he went 7-for-10 from the field ... pulled down a season high nine rebounds against Dakota Wesleyan

BEFORE SDSU: Finished his career at Hartwick-Ladora-Victor (HLV) High School with 1,359 points and 1,082 rebounds ... led the Warriors to their first state tournament appearance in 30 years ... averaged 18.5 points and 15.3 rebounds as a senior ... shot 61 percent from the field as he earned Iowa Newspaper Association All-State honors for the second straight year ... Earned first-team all-conference honors three times ... also lettered in football, track and baseball ... graduated with honors