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Kalin Bennett, Division I basketball recruit diagnosed with autism, plays for Kent State in opener

News Summed Up 2019-11-08 05:30:00

Bennett is the first student-athlete with autism to sign a national letter of intent to play a team sport at the NCAA Division I level. He made his debut for Kent State University's men's basketball team in its season-opening game Wednesday. Kent State won the home game against Hiram, also of northern Ohio, at the MAC Center, 97-58. Bennett entered the game with six minutes left to play, and he finished with 2 points, two rebounds and one block. He scored his first collegiate points on a hook shot with less than three minutes left to play.