Ivan Bender, freshman, forward, No. 13
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Previous Team: KK Split in Croatia
High School: Elektrotehnicka Skol
Hometown: Caplijina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
How'd He Get to College Park?
Bender came to College Park after playing with Croatian basketball team KK Split for a year.
Bender builds hype for himself as a piece for next year's team by showing off his skill-set in blowouts early on.
Bender may find some time in the early season blowout games. His few minutes will be crucial though, to show he's recovered from the ACL tear he suffered and prove he may be a contributor next season if Robert Carter declares for the draft.
Ivan Bender's younger brother, Dragan Bender, is projected to be the No. 5 pick in DraftExpress' 2016 mock draft. The 17-year-old Dragan stands 7' tall and is likely playing his first and final season with Maccabi Tel Aviv.
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