(8-16-21) Filmed in 2018..St. Benedict’s Preparatory School (Newark, NJ) basketball teammates are the subjects of a docuseries called Benedict Men, which follows their journey as a state championship-contending basketball team and highlights their sense of brotherhood and personal struggles. Executive produced by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and directed by 11-time Emmy Award winner Jonathan Hock.

“St. Benedict’s motto, “Whatever hurts my brother, hurts me”

Benedict Men was originally released on the streaming platform Quibi. When Quibi went under the show was in limbo, recently Roku picked up the documentary along with numerous other Quibi programs. All 12 episodes (around 8 minutes per episode) are all available for free on Roku.

Let’s look at some of the players from that team and their careers after they left St. Benedicts’s:

Jake Betlow – Lehigh AS A SOPHOMORE (2020-21): Saw action in all 15 contests, starting nine … Averaged 3.1 points while adding 11 rebounds, 16 assists and three steals … Tied for third on the Mountain Hawks in 3-pointers made (11) … Shot 31.4 percent from the field (16-of-51) and from behind the arc (11-of-35)

Aaron Estrada – Saint’ Peter’s (MAAC Rookie of the Year) transferred to Oregon 2020-21 | SOPHOMORE SEASON Scored a season-high 10 points with two steals Jan. 10 versus Oregon State … Only scored six points versus California on Dec. 31 but both buckets gave the Ducks the lead. Hit a deep buzzer-beating three to give the Ducks a one-point lead at the break, and then his three-point play midway through the second half put Oregon ahead for good.

Mounir Hima – DuquesneAs a Freshman (2020-21) – Redshirted.

C.J. Wilcher – Xavier, transferred to Nebraska – came to Nebraska after playing at Xavier University during the 2020-21 season. Wilcher played in 15 games for the Musketeers, who finished with a 13-8 record. He averaged 3.3 points and 1.1 rebounds per game in just over 10 minutes per game, while shooting 40 percent from the floor and 35 percent from 3-point range. NOTE: his senior season in high school he transferred to Roselle Catholic

Almamy Drame – Central Georgia Technical College

Madani Diarra – St. Louis transferred to Eastern Illinois2020-21 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 20 games making three starts during the 2020-21 season… three starts came in early February… averaged 3.1 points per game with a high of ten points on Jan. 26 against SIUE going 5-of-5 on field goals… shot 50 percent from the season going 27-of-54… first points of the season were on Dec. 1 at Dayton… averaged 3.5 rebounds per game with a high of 11 on Feb. 4 against Belmont… added nine rebound game at UT Martin and eight rebounds in home game against Morehead State… added three assists, five blocks and four steals… 

, 2020Zarique Nutter – On December 2nd The Saint Peter’s University men’s basketball program announced that freshman Zarique Nutter has been dismissed from the team. Would transfer to Clarendon (Tx) College (NJCAA)

Toby Okani – DuquesneFreshman (2020-21)

  • Saw action in all 18 games with 10 starts.
  • Ranked third on the team with 3.5 rebounds/g.
  • Blocked 11 shots.
  • Came off the bench to score a team high-tying 14 points in 22 minutes at GW (Jan. 2). Went 6-of-6 from the field (2-of-2 from 3-point).
  • Had five points, five rebounds and two blocks in his first career start vs. Fordham on Jan. 9 and added five points, five assists, eight rebounds and a block in 32 turnover-free minutes in his second start at Dayton.
  • Had seven points, five rebounds and two blocks vs. St. Bonaventure on Jan. 23.
  • Scored 11 points on 3-of-3 shooting (2-of-2 from 3-point) at La Salle and followed that with nine points (4-of-6) vs. Rhode Island.

Supreme Cook – Fairfield2020-21 Supreme Cook emerged as one of the team’s top big men last year and also gained notice within the conference after turning in a strong freshman season. The forward averaged 6.3 points per game which was aided by his impressive play in the MAAC Championship. Cook averaged 8.9 points per game over the four-game stretch, the most points he scored in a four-game set during 2020-21. He registered back-to-back double-digit scoring games for the first time when he tallied 11 points against Monmouth and 10 points versus Saint Peter’s in Atlantic City. He capped his 11-point night with a personal-best 14 rebounds which presented Cook with his first career double-double. He led the team with 16 blocks in his 27 games played, rejecting two or more shots in four games. His best defensive run came with three blocks against Quinnipiac and two more in both ends of the Saint Peter’s series for seven total rejections. He was the team’s most accurate shooter with a .541 field goal percentage, connecting on 60 of 111 attempts.