German standout Robin Benzing emerged as the tournaments leading scorer, averaging nearly five points more than the second-ranked player in that category. When he was on the court, he was the clear go-to-guy and driving force for his squad. Benzing runs the floor really well, showing good hands, long arms and great size for the small forward position where his coach (former senior national team member Hendrik Rödl) played him.
Hes quite agile and has good mobility, even if he lacks strength and better athleticism to be a more effective finisher inside, especially with his left hand. Although an okay passer with good court vision, his mind is mostly set on scoring himself, which, to his credit, he did very effectively throughout the tournament. He has the ability to make very quick decisions once he receives the ball. Whether it is to make use of his quick first step to drive or shoot a three. He attempted more than seven 3-point shots per game, more than his 2-point attempts for that matter, but made them at a sizzling 40% rate. Benzing doesnt have the nicest looking stroke and doesnt show the highest release point either, but his size and quick release enable him to get it off anyway. He was fairly successful with his slashing as, getting to the free throw line 8 times per game.
Overall he understands the game pretty well, showing good awareness on both offense and defense, giving a confident impression and providing instructions to teammates. He seems to be pretty consistent with his play as well, which is not always the case at this age group.
Defensively hes not much of a force at all, as hes not a very tough or intense player, and thus has many difficulties staying in front of his man. He gets beaten too easily both defending on the interior and against perimeter oriented matchups. In four of his five games he actually ended up with four plus fouls. Its possible that he will need to move to the power forward at the professional level for this reason,