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What to know about Benny Williams, Syracuse’s 1st 2021 commit

After a thunderous, two-handed dunk last season, Benny Williams tapped the top of his head and extended his arm toward the gym ceiling, repeating the gesture as if to show he still has room to grow.

His knees don’t hurt anymore, indicating the growth spurt might be over, but he’s not done growing as a player. The once 5-foot-9 freshman who wore size 13 Vans sprouted up to 6-foot-8 in two years and became the Class of 2021’s 47th best player. Since his junior season ended in March, Williams has added 10 pounds of muscle by lifting weights and training with the hoop at his Potomac, Md. home.

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