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Ishua Improving Game in USBL

Posted May 5, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT

— The NBA draft is June 24th and former NC State guard Ishua Benjamin is hoping to get a call from some team. Benjamin is just trying to get noticed.

Raleigh's newest Cougar is like all players in the USBL. Ishua Benjamin has his eyes on the NBA.

"I feel like I'm an NBA player," Benjamin says. "It's a matter of the exposure and me just showing some of the skills I didn't get to show while I was at NC State."

In his last two years with the pack, Benjamin was a ball-hawking defensive gem, but he knows he must improve his offensive game. The USBL is just the place to begin.

"In some spots, there is a lot more talent," Benjamin explains. "You have a lot more experience than a college team. There's not as much structure, but you have a lot more movement than a college game."

Several players have used the USBL as a springboard to the NBA, but if that doesn't work out, Benjamin hopes his play will earn him a pro spot overseas.