• 2017-18 and 2018-19 Team Captain
• 2019 Sun Belt Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player
• Played in 130 games, including 98 starts in four seasons
• Career Points: 1,067 (18th)
• Career Double-Doubles: 9 (4 in 2018-19)
• Career 3PT Made: 182 (6th)
• Career 3PT Attempts: 455 (7th)
• Career 3PT FG %: .400 (t4th)
• Wins: 84 (t3rd)
• Career Leader Games Played: 130 (2nd)
• Career Starts: 98 (t3rd)
• Fall 2016 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
• Graduated with a degree in BIS Human Development
Named a team captain for a second-straight year before averaging a career-high 11.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, while shooting 48.0 percent from the floor and 40.9 percent from 3-point range . . . Started all 32 games averaging 32.2 minutes per contest . . . Knocked down 74 3-pointers and shot 40.9 percent from beyond the arc, both the 11th-best marks in a single season in program history . . . Collected 5.8 rebounds per game which ranked No. 14 in the Sun Belt . . . Ranked No. 7 in blocked shots per game in the league (1.0) and was 13th in minutes per game (32.2).
Garnered a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in the regular season opener against ETSU . . . Finished with 24 points going 8-of-11 from 3-point range against Georgia in the third-place game of the Cayman Islands Classic. The eight 3-pointers tied for the seventh-most in a single game in program history, while the 72.7 3-point FG percentage was the fourth-best mark in a single game in school history . . . Scored 25 points with five 3-pointers at Tulane . . . Knocked down the game-winning 3-pointer as time expired at Alabama to lead GSU back from 21 points down at halftime in a game where he finished with 16 points and eight rebounds . . . Scored 22 points while knocking down 5-of-8 from 3-point range at Texas State . . . Just missed a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds against Louisiana . . . Scored a career-high 26 points on 7-of-12 field goals and five 3-pointers while grabbing seven rebounds and dishing out a career-high five assists against South Alabama . . . Finished with 20 points and nine rebounds at Appalachian State . . . Recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds going 7-of-10 from the floor at Georgia Southern . . . Garnered second-straight double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament semifinals against Texas State . . . Earned a third-straight double-double to garner Sun Belt Conference Tournament MOP honors with 16 points and 11 rebounds against UT Arlington.
Named a team captain as a junior before starting all 35 games and averaging 9.6 points and a team-high 6.5 rebounds per game which was No. 13 in the Sun Belt . . . Led the team and was No. 1 in the Sun Belt averaging 35.0 minutes per contest while shooting 44.7 percent from the floor, 41.2 percent from 3-point range and 70.5 percent from the free throw line . . . Swiped 1.5 steals per game, ranked No. 6 in the conference and No. 187 in the NCAA . . . Averaged 2.0 3-pointers per game which was ranked No. 11 in the Sun Belt, while blocking 0.9 shots per contest which was No. 11 in the league.
Opened the season just missing a career-high with 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting against Carver . . . Earned first career double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds against previously unbeaten Tulane . . . Finished with 13 points in a career-high 41 minutes against Liberty . . . Recorded a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds with four assists at Coastal Carolina . . . Grabbed a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds at Arkansas State . . . Finished with a double-double and a career-high 12 rebounds versus Louisiana . . . Tied career-high with 12 rebounds and scored 14 points to earn a double-double against Georgia Southern . . . Finished with 11 points, six rebounds and a career-high five steals against UT Arlington in the Sun Belt Championship game . . . Scored seven points and grabbed six rebounds against Cincinnati in the NCAA Tournament.
Primary starter all season who played in 33 games, making 27 starts and averaging 26.2 minutes per contest . . . Averaged 8.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game . . . Shot 50.5 percent from the floor and 43.0 percent from 3-point range.
Finished with 11 points and four assists against Eastern Kentucky in the championship game of the Cancun Challenge . . . Scored 12 points in just 19 minutes on 4-of-5 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws against Georgia Southwestern . . . Scored a then career-high 17 points on 6-of-7 field goals in a then career-high 27 minutes against Alabama A&M . . . Just missed his first career double-double with eight points and 10 rebounds at NCAA RPI No. 6 Middle Tennessee . . . Scored a career-high 19 points on 6-of-8 field goals in 33 minutes, going 6-of-6 from the free throw line against South Alabama . . . Matched a career-high with 19 points in 39 minutes with five 3-pointers at UL Monroe . . . Scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds against Louisiana . . . Grabbed nine rebounds at Little Rock . . . Scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting against Louisiana in Sun Belt tournament opener . . . Finished with 15 points against Texas A&M Corpus-Christi in CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.
Saw action in 28 games during his first season, making a pair of early season starts . . . Averaged 1.8 points and 1.1 rebounds per game, playing 8.3 minutes per contest.
Scored a season-high 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting at Little Rock in just 15 minutes off the bench . . . Began his career with 13 points, five rebounds and two steals in exhibition game against Oglethorpe . . . Knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in 13 minutes at Ole Miss . . . Made first career start at UAB, scoring five points and grabbing five rebounds in 16 minutes . . . Played 18 minutes and scored five points against UL Lafayette . . . Played 20 minutes against UT Arlington scoring seven points and grabbing a career-high tying five rebounds.
As a senior, earned Savannah Morning News Boys Basketball Player of the Year honors after leading Jenkins High School to an undefeated run through Region 1-AAA play and then the GHSA Class AAA state title, the first basketball championship in school history . . . Named the Region 1-AAA Player of the Year and earned all-state first-team honors from the AJC . . . Averaged 16.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game his final season.
As a junior, was an All-Savannah Morning News first-team selection after helping the Warriors to a Region 3-AAAAA title and to the Class AAAAA semifinals of the state playoffs . . . Averaged 13.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.5 assists and 1.2 blocks per game as a junior.
Entering senior year was ranked the No. 20 senior in Georgia by Hoopseen.com and played AAU ball for the Atlanta Celtics.
Full name is Malik Ammon Benlevi … Born March 20, 1997 in Savannah, Ga. . . . Son of Gladys Benlevi and Mark Smalls … Has a total of seven brothers and sisters . . . Played football in high school up until his senior year, even receiving a scholarship offer, while also running track & field.