• 2017-18 Team Captain
• Career Double-Doubles: 5
• Career Leader (6th): 3-Point Percentage - .394
• Fall 2016 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
• Currently majoring in BIS Human Development
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.
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 GeorgiaSouthernwestern . . . 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
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.