Posted On: 01/7/21 10:41 AM

Western New York is an underrated basketball hotspot chockful of promising, talented recruits. The 2019-2020 Monsignor Martin League (Buffalo NY) was highly competitive and produced many memorable moments for both teams and individuals alike. This series will focus on the individual members of the 2020-2021 Nichols Vikings.



Lukas Benchley - Forward - Class of 2021

Lukas Benchley is a Senior who figures to be a key cog for the Nichols Vikings in 2020-2021. In 2019-2020, he appeared in 24 games, posting 1.9 points per game, 1.3 rebounds per game, and 1.3 assists per game. I don’t feel that Benchley’s numbers quite convey the impact he can have on a game, however; he is the rare type of player who can be counted on to provide constant energy each time he sees the floor.


Benchley impressed saving his best basketball for last in 2019-2020. In his last 5 games, Benchley scored 18 points, nearly doubling his season average over the stretch. Even more impressive is the fact that Benchley began to shoot three pointers with remarkable consistency near the end of the

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