5 Ben Vander Plas
5 Ben Vander Plas
Height: 6-8
Weight: 223
Year: R-Fr.
Hometown: Ripon, Wis.
High School: Ripon
Position: F
Major: Communication Studies
gp 31
pts/g 8.6
fg % 40.7
3pt % 30.9
ft % 70.7
reb/g 5.2
a/g 1.5

2017-18: Redshirted due to a leg injury suffered prior to the start of the season ... Earned both Fall and Spring Athletics Director Honor Roll selection. 

Prior to Ohio: Averaged 16.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.8 steals over 70 career games at Ripon High School under head coach Dean Vander Plas, his father ... Averaged a double-double with 19.5 points and 12.2 rebounds per game as a senior in 2016-17, earning first team all-state laurels and East Central Conference Player of the Year honors for the second straight season ... Helped lead the Tigers to an undefeated regular season and a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state tournament appearance ... A first team all-state pick and ECC and Oshkosh Northwestern Player of the Year pick as a junior in 2015-16, averaged a career-best 20.6 points as well as 11.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.8 blocks and 0.6 steals over 25 games, helping to guide the Tigers to their third-straight Division 3 regional crown ... A three-year team captain, Vander Plas garnered First Team All-East Central Conference laurels his final three seasons after receiving second team recognition as a freshman ... Has also competed at the AAU level for Wisconsin United. 

Personal: Born, Sept. 19, 1998 ... Son of Dean and Mary Vander Plas ... Has a brother, Samuel, and a sister, Taylor ... Father, Dean, played basketball at Green Bay, helping to guide the Phoenix to an National Invitational Tournament appearance in 1990 followed by an NCAA tournament appearance in '91 ... Sister, Taylor, played basketball at Cederville, helping to lead her squad to a NCAA Division II tournament berth in 2015.

Recent Games
Feb 22 Bowling Green W, 92-87
Feb 26 at Kent St. L, 78-73
Mar 2 at Akron W, 73-49
Mar 5 Buffalo L, 82-79
Mar 8 Miami (Ohio) W, 66-57
Mar 11 at Northern Ill. L, 80-61
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 31 18
Games started 1 1
Minutes 719 437
Minutes per game 23.2 24.3
FG 94-231 49-128
FG Pct 40.7 38.3
3PT 50-162 25-91
3PT Pct 30.9 27.5
FT 29-41 11-19
FT Pct 70.7 57.9
Off rebounds 40 18
Def rebounds 122 79
Total rebounds 162 97
Rebounds per game 5.2 5.4
Personal fouls 55 32
Disqualifications 0 0
Assists 48 30
Turnovers 33 15
Assist to turnover ratio 1.5 2.0
Steals 28 16
Blocks 15 8
Points 267 134
Points per game 8.6 7.4
Points per 40 min 14.9 12.3
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 3 Rio Grande W, 93-58 0 19 6-9 66.7 1-3 33.3 1-2 50.0 14
Nov 7 Wilberforce W, 97-61 - 17 6-8 75.0 2-4 50.0 2-3 66.7 16
Nov 12 Campbell W, 81-73 - 18 5-9 55.6 4-7 57.1 0-0 - 14
Nov 16 vs. South Fla. L, 73-46 - 27 2-10 20.0 1-7 14.3 0-1 0.0 5
Nov 18 vs. Loyola Marymount L, 65-56 - 22 3-8 37.5 2-6 33.3 2-2 100.0 10
Nov 24 Austin Peay W, 85-82 - 19 2-5 40.0 1-4 25.0 1-1 100.0 6
Nov 27 Iona W, 89-65 - 25 7-12 58.3 3-7 42.9 1-2 50.0 18
Dec 1 Marshall W, 101-84 - 29 7-13 53.8 1-5 20.0 3-3 100.0 18
Dec 5 at Xavier L, 82-61 - 24 1-4 25.0 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 3
Dec 8 Radford W, 78-69 - 19 3-7 42.9 2-4 50.0 6-6 100.0 14
Dec 15 at Detroit Mercy W, 63-61 - 19 2-6 33.3 2-5 40.0 0-0 - 6
Dec 20 at Purdue L, 95-67 - 28 4-9 44.4 4-9 44.4 3-4 75.0 15
Dec 30 Florida Int'l W, 68-66 - 19 2-5 40.0 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 5
Jan 5 Northern Ill. L, 72-66 - 29 2-6 33.3 2-6 33.3 0-1 0.0 6
Jan 8 at Bowling Green L, 82-63 - 25 1-7 14.3 0-5 0.0 0-0 - 2
Jan 12 at Ball St. W, 70-52 - 24 3-7 42.9 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 8
Jan 15 Kent St. L, 66-52 - 17 1-5 20.0 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 2
Jan 18 at Toledo L, 75-52 - 21 2-4 50.0 1-3 33.3 1-2 50.0 6
Jan 22 Western Mich. W, 81-76 - 23 1-3 33.3 1-2 50.0 0-1 0.0 3
Jan 26 Ball St. W, 78-74 - 25 3-7 42.9 0-4 0.0 1-2 50.0 7
Jan 29 at Northern Ill. L, 71-60 - 19 1-5 20.0 0-3 0.0 3-4 75.0 5
Feb 2 Akron L, 65-53 - 19 0-3 0.0 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 0
Feb 9 at Miami (Ohio) L, 79-59 - 30 4-10 40.0 2-7 28.6 2-2 100.0 12
Feb 12 Eastern Michigan L, 66-57 1 28 3-8 37.5 3-8 37.5 0-0 - 9
Feb 16 at Central Mich. L, 87-80 - 30 10-15 66.7 4-8 50.0 0-2 0.0 24
Feb 19 at Buffalo L, 114-67 0 25 3-8 37.5 2-6 33.3 0-1 0.0 8
Feb 22 Bowling Green W, 92-87 - 32 3-8 37.5 1-5 20.0 4-4 100.0 11
Feb 26 at Kent St. L, 78-73 - 24 1-4 25.0 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 2
Mar 2 at Akron W, 73-49 - 26 7-13 53.8 6-10 60.0 0-0 - 20
Mar 5 Buffalo L, 82-79 - 21 1-7 14.3 0-5 0.0 0-0 - 2
Mar 8 Miami (Ohio) W, 66-57 - 19 3-8 37.5 1-6 16.7 0-0 - 7
Mar 11 at Northern Ill. L, 80-61 - 16 1-7 14.3 1-6 16.7 0-0 - 3
Mar 14 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 3 Rio Grande W, 93-58 0 19 1 3 4 0 0 - 0 0 2 0
Nov 7 Wilberforce W, 97-61 - 17 4 4 8 2 1 2.0 0 0 2 -
Nov 12 Campbell W, 81-73 - 18 0 3 3 0 0 - 1 1 1 -
Nov 16 vs. South Fla. L, 73-46 - 27 1 4 5 1 1 1.0 1 0 2 -
Nov 18 vs. Loyola Marymount L, 65-56 - 22 2 2 4 1 3 0.3 3 1 3 -
Nov 24 Austin Peay W, 85-82 - 19 2 6 8 3 2 1.5 1 1 4 -
Nov 27 Iona W, 89-65 - 25 4 7 11 2 3 0.7 0 1 1 -
Dec 1 Marshall W, 101-84 - 29 4 1 5 3 2 1.5 0 0 0 -
Dec 5 at Xavier L, 82-61 - 24 1 1 2 3 1 3.0 4 0 3 -
Dec 8 Radford W, 78-69 - 19 0 5 5 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 -
Dec 15 at Detroit Mercy W, 63-61 - 19 1 1 2 1 1 1.0 0 2 1 0
Dec 20 at Purdue L, 95-67 - 28 1 2 3 0 0 - 1 1 2 -
Dec 30 Florida Int'l W, 68-66 - 19 2 3 5 1 2 0.5 1 0 1 -
Jan 5 Northern Ill. L, 72-66 - 29 0 3 3 1 1 1.0 1 1 3 -
Jan 8 at Bowling Green L, 82-63 - 25 0 4 4 1 2 0.5 0 0 1 -
Jan 12 at Ball St. W, 70-52 - 24 0 3 3 0 2 0.0 1 1 1 -
Jan 15 Kent St. L, 66-52 - 17 0 3 3 2 0 - 0 1 4 -
Jan 18 at Toledo L, 75-52 - 21 1 2 3 0 0 - 1 0 1 -
Jan 22 Western Mich. W, 81-76 - 23 2 9 11 1 0 - 1 1 0 -
Jan 26 Ball St. W, 78-74 - 25 2 10 12 2 1 2.0 3 0 0 -
Jan 29 at Northern Ill. L, 71-60 - 19 3 3 6 1 0 - 1 0 1 -
Feb 2 Akron L, 65-53 - 19 0 3 3 1 0 - 0 0 0 -
Feb 9 at Miami (Ohio) L, 79-59 - 30 1 3 4 4 2 2.0 0 0 2 -
Feb 12 Eastern Michigan L, 66-57 1 28 0 5 5 2 1 2.0 1 0 3 -
Feb 16 at Central Mich. L, 87-80 - 30 4 9 13 4 1 4.0 2 1 3 -
Feb 19 at Buffalo L, 114-67 0 25 0 1 1 1 0 - 2 0 2 0
Feb 22 Bowling Green W, 92-87 - 32 0 7 7 3 3 1.0 0 0 4 -
Feb 26 at Kent St. L, 78-73 - 24 3 3 6 2 1 2.0 0 1 1 -
Mar 2 at Akron W, 73-49 - 26 0 5 5 3 1 3.0 3 1 4 -
Mar 5 Buffalo L, 82-79 - 21 2 2 4 2 0 - 0 0 1 -
Mar 8 Miami (Ohio) W, 66-57 - 19 0 4 4 0 0 - 0 1 1 -
Mar 11 at Northern Ill. L, 80-61 - 16 0 4 4 0 1 0.0 0 0 3 -
Mar 14 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2017-18 - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
2018-19 31 1 23.2 3.0-7.5 40.7 1.6-5.2 30.9 0.9-1.3 70.7 8.6
Total 31 1 23.2 3.0-7.5 40.7 1.6-5.2 30.9 0.9-1.3 70.7 8.6
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2017-18 - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
2018-19 31 1 719 94-231 40.7 50-162 30.9 29-41 70.7 267
Total 31 1 719 94-231 40.7 50-162 30.9 29-41 70.7 267
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2017-18 - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
2018-19 31 1 23.2 5.2-12.9 40.7 2.8-9.0 30.9 1.6-2.3 70.7 14.9
Total 31 1 23.2 5.2-12.9 40.7 2.8-9.0 30.9 1.6-2.3 70.7 14.9
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2018-19 31 1 23.2 1.3 3.9 5.2 1.8 0.0 1.5 1.1 1.5 0.9 0.5
Total 31 1 23.2 1.3 3.9 5.2 1.8 0.0 1.5 1.1 1.5 0.9 0.5
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2018-19 31 1 719 40 122 162 55 0 48 33 1.5 28 15
Total 31 1 719 40 122 162 55 0 48 33 1.5 28 15
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2018-19 31 1 23.2 2.2 6.8 9.0 3.1 0.0 2.7 1.8 1.5 1.6 0.8
Total 31 1 23.2 2.2 6.8 9.0 3.1 0.0 2.7 1.8 1.5 1.6 0.8
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 31 1 23.2 3.0-7.5 40.7 1.6-5.2 30.9 0.9-1.3 70.7 8.6
Conference 18 1 24.3 2.7-7.1 38.3 1.4-5.1 27.5 0.6-1.1 57.9 7.4
Exhibition 1 0 19.0 6.0-9.0 66.7 1.0-3.0 33.3 1.0-2.0 50.0 14.0
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Home 16 1 22.4 3.1-7.1 43.0 1.4-4.8 28.9 1.1-1.4 78.3 8.6
Away 13 0 23.9 3.1-7.6 40.4 1.9-5.6 34.2 0.7-1.2 60.0 8.8
Neutral 2 - 24.5 2.5-9.0 27.8 1.5-6.5 23.1 1.0-1.5 66.7 7.5
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Wins 14 - 22.4 3.9-7.9 48.6 1.9-5.0 38.6 1.3-1.6 81.8 10.9
Losses 17 1 23.8 2.4-7.1 33.3 1.4-5.4 25.0 0.6-1.1 57.9 6.7
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November 6 - 21.3 4.2-8.7 48.1 2.2-5.8 37.1 1.0-1.5 66.7 11.5
December 6 - 23.0 3.2-7.3 43.2 1.8-5.0 36.7 2.0-2.2 92.3 10.2
January 8 - 22.9 1.8-5.5 31.8 0.8-3.8 20.0 0.6-1.2 50.0 4.9
February 7 1 26.9 3.4-8.0 42.9 1.7-5.7 30.0 0.9-1.3 66.7 9.4
March 4 - 20.5 3.0-8.8 34.3 2.0-6.8 29.6 0.0-0.0 - 8.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 31 1 719 94-231 40.7 50-162 30.9 29-41 70.7 267
Conference 18 1 437 49-128 38.3 25-91 27.5 11-19 57.9 134
Exhibition 1 0 19 6-9 66.7 1-3 33.3 1-2 50.0 14
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Home 16 1 359 49-114 43.0 22-76 28.9 18-23 78.3 138
Away 13 0 311 40-99 40.4 25-73 34.2 9-15 60.0 114
Neutral 2 - 49 5-18 27.8 3-13 23.1 2-3 66.7 15
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Wins 14 - 314 54-111 48.6 27-70 38.6 18-22 81.8 153
Losses 17 1 405 40-120 33.3 23-92 25.0 11-19 57.9 114
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November 6 - 128 25-52 48.1 13-35 37.1 6-9 66.7 69
December 6 - 138 19-44 43.2 11-30 36.7 12-13 92.3 61
January 8 - 183 14-44 31.8 6-30 20.0 5-10 50.0 39
February 7 1 188 24-56 42.9 12-40 30.0 6-9 66.7 66
March 4 - 82 12-35 34.3 8-27 29.6 0-0 - 32
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 31 1 23.2 5.2-12.9 40.7 2.8-9.0 30.9 1.6-2.3 70.7 14.9
Conference 18 1 24.3 4.5-11.7 38.3 2.3-8.3 27.5 1.0-1.7 57.9 12.3
Exhibition 1 0 19.0 12.6-18.9 66.7 2.1-6.3 33.3 2.1-4.2 50.0 29.5
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Home 16 1 22.4 5.5-12.7 43.0 2.5-8.5 28.9 2.0-2.6 78.3 15.4
Away 13 0 23.9 5.1-12.7 40.4 3.2-9.4 34.2 1.2-1.9 60.0 14.7
Neutral 2 - 24.5 4.1-14.7 27.8 2.4-10.6 23.1 1.6-2.4 66.7 12.2
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Wins 14 - 22.4 6.9-14.1 48.6 3.4-8.9 38.6 2.3-2.8 81.8 19.5
Losses 17 1 23.8 4.0-11.9 33.3 2.3-9.1 25.0 1.1-1.9 57.9 11.3
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November 6 - 21.3 7.8-16.2 48.1 4.1-10.9 37.1 1.9-2.8 66.7 21.6
December 6 - 23.0 5.5-12.8 43.2 3.2-8.7 36.7 3.5-3.8 92.3 17.7
January 8 - 22.9 3.1-9.6 31.8 1.3-6.6 20.0 1.1-2.2 50.0 8.5
February 7 1 26.9 5.1-11.9 42.9 2.6-8.5 30.0 1.3-1.9 66.7 14.0
March 4 - 20.5 5.9-17.1 34.3 3.9-13.2 29.6 0.0-0.0 - 15.6
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 31 1 23.2 1.3 3.9 5.2 1.8 0.0 1.5 1.1 1.5 0.9 0.5
Conference 18 1 24.3 1.0 4.4 5.4 1.8 0.0 1.7 0.8 2.0 0.9 0.4
Exhibition 1 0 19.0 1.0 3.0 4.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0
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Home 16 1 22.4 1.4 4.7 6.1 1.6 - 1.6 1.1 1.5 0.6 0.4
Away 13 0 23.9 1.2 3.2 4.3 1.9 0.0 1.5 0.9 1.7 1.2 0.5
Neutral 2 - 24.5 1.5 3.0 4.5 2.5 - 1.0 2.0 0.5 2.0 0.5
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Wins 14 - 22.4 1.5 4.9 6.4 1.4 0.0 1.6 1.4 1.2 0.8 0.6
Losses 17 1 23.8 1.1 3.2 4.3 2.1 0.0 1.5 0.8 1.9 1.0 0.4
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November 6 - 21.3 2.2 4.3 6.5 2.2 - 1.5 1.7 0.9 1.0 0.7
December 6 - 23.0 1.5 2.2 3.7 1.2 0.0 1.5 1.2 1.3 1.0 0.5
January 8 - 22.9 1.0 4.6 5.6 1.4 - 1.0 0.8 1.3 1.0 0.5
February 7 1 26.9 1.1 4.4 5.6 2.1 0.0 2.4 1.1 2.1 0.7 0.3
March 4 - 20.5 0.5 3.8 4.3 2.3 - 1.3 0.5 2.5 0.8 0.5
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 31 1 719 40 122 162 55 0 48 33 1.5 28 15
Conference 18 1 437 18 79 97 32 0 30 15 2.0 16 8
Exhibition 1 0 19 1 3 4 2 0 0 0 - 0 0
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Home 16 1 359 22 75 97 25 - 26 17 1.5 9 7
Away 13 0 311 15 41 56 25 0 20 12 1.7 15 7
Neutral 2 - 49 3 6 9 5 - 2 4 0.5 4 1
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Wins 14 - 314 21 68 89 20 0 22 19 1.2 11 9
Losses 17 1 405 19 54 73 35 0 26 14 1.9 17 6
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November 6 - 128 13 26 39 13 - 9 10 0.9 6 4
December 6 - 138 9 13 22 7 0 9 7 1.3 6 3
January 8 - 183 8 37 45 11 - 8 6 1.3 8 4
February 7 1 188 8 31 39 15 0 17 8 2.1 5 2
March 4 - 82 2 15 17 9 - 5 2 2.5 3 2
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 31 1 23.2 2.2 6.8 9.0 3.1 0.0 2.7 1.8 1.5 1.6 0.8
Conference 18 1 24.3 1.6 7.2 8.9 2.9 0.0 2.7 1.4 2.0 1.5 0.7
Exhibition 1 0 19.0 2.1 6.3 8.4 4.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0
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Home 16 1 22.4 2.5 8.4 10.8 2.8 0.0 2.9 1.9 1.5 1.0 0.8
Away 13 0 23.9 1.9 5.3 7.2 3.2 0.0 2.6 1.5 1.7 1.9 0.9
Neutral 2 - 24.5 2.4 4.9 7.3 4.1 0.0 1.6 3.3 0.5 3.3 0.8
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Wins 14 - 22.4 2.7 8.7 11.3 2.5 0.0 2.8 2.4 1.2 1.4 1.1
Losses 17 1 23.8 1.9 5.3 7.2 3.5 0.0 2.6 1.4 1.9 1.7 0.6
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November 6 - 21.3 4.1 8.1 12.2 4.1 0.0 2.8 3.1 0.9 1.9 1.3
December 6 - 23.0 2.6 3.8 6.4 2.0 0.0 2.6 2.0 1.3 1.7 0.9
January 8 - 22.9 1.7 8.1 9.8 2.4 0.0 1.7 1.3 1.3 1.7 0.9
February 7 1 26.9 1.7 6.6 8.3 3.2 0.0 3.6 1.7 2.1 1.1 0.4
March 4 - 20.5 1.0 7.3 8.3 4.4 0.0 2.4 1.0 2.5 1.5 1.0