Finished his career as a four-year letterwinner for the Deacons from 2009-12 ... Served as a team captain, as voted upon by his teammates, during his senior season in 2012 ... Joined the squad as a non-scholarship player in October of 2008 ... Served as a valuable member of the scout team in practice ... High motor player with a tremendous work ethic ... Local product who was a high school teammate of Wake Forest guard C.J. Harris.
Played in 11 games off the bench, including nine during conference play ... Scored six points and pulled down eight rebounds, including three offensive, on the year ... Averaged 1.6 minutes per game ... Went 2-for-7 from the field and 2-for-4 from the free throw line ... Pulled down two rebounds in first action of season vs. Arizona State (Nov. 25) ... Scored first points of the season with two while adding a rebound vs. NC State (Jan. 14) ... Converted a pair of free throws vs. Florida State (Jan. 25) ... Grabbed one rebound vs. North Carolina (Jan. 31) ... Pulled down two rebounds and added his first career steal at Virginia (Feb. 8) ... Recorded one rebound vs. Duke (Feb. 28) on Senior Night ... Scored two points and added a rebound in his final game in a Deacon uniform vs. Maryland (March 8) in the ACC Tournament ... Also appeared in games at High Point (Dec. 7), at Miami (Feb. 18), vs. Boston College (Feb. 25) and at Georgia Tech (March 3).
Saw action in 13 games off the bench ... Averaged 2.5 minutes per game ... Pulled down four rebounds and scored three points on the season ... Played in eight conference games ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Missed a portion of the preseason after suffering a hamstring injury in practice ... Sat out the first three games of the season ... Made his season debut with five minutes played in the first half at Elon (Nov. 20) but did not finish with any statistics ... Had one rebound in eight minutes vs. Marist (Nov. 23) ... Saw two minutes of action vs. High Point (Jan. 5) and missed his only field goal attempt ... Grabbed two rebounds in a minute of action at Florida State (Feb. 1) ... Pulled down a rebound and went 1-for-2 at the free throw line for his first career point vs. Florida State (Feb. 19) ... Scored his first career bucket on a layup late in the game at Boston College (Mar. 6) ... Also saw action vs. Winthrop (Nov. 22), Iowa (Nov. 30), Georgia Tech (Jan. 19), North Carolina (Feb. 15), Virginia Tech (Feb. 22), Clemson (Feb. 26) and Georgia Tech (Mar. 3).
Played in seven games off the bench ... Averaged just under two minutes per appearance ... Pulled down two rebounds on the season ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Received the school's King Fisher Society Student-Athlete of the Week Award on March 6 ... Saw his first action of the season at East Carolina (Nov. 15) but did not register any statistics in three minutes played ... Played late in the game vs. High Point (Nov. 18) but did not tally any statistics ... Saw action vs. Winston-Salem State (Nov. 24) but did not record any statistics ... Pulled down an offensive rebound vs. Elon (Dec. 13) ... Took two field goal attempts in 3 minutes vs. the Phoenix ... Appeared in his first career ACC game at North Carolina (Jan. 20) ... Pulled down a rebound late in the game vs. Miami in the ACC Tournament (Mar. 11) ... Saw action late in the game in the NCAA Tournament second round vs. Kentucky (Mar. 20).
Saw action in two games off the bench ... Made his collegiate debut vs. Indiana (Dec. 3) but did not record any stats ... Saw action late at East Carolina (Dec. 22) ... Committed a personal foul against the Pirates.
A 2008 graduate of Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem ... Played for coach Andy Muse, the brother of former Wake Forest assistant Mike Muse, at Mount Tabor ... Named All-Central Piedmont Conference in 2007-08 after helping lead the Spartans to the state quarterfinals ... Mount Tabor finished 26-4 and won the conference regular season and tournament championships ... Team captain as a senior ... Received the team's Mr. Defense Award ... Named first team All-Forsyth County and received the team's Coaches Award as a junior ... Shot 59.8 percent from the floor as a junior and 55.3 percent as a senior ... Lists career game-highs as 36 points and 19 rebounds ... Mount Tabor classmates included Wake Forest's C.J. Harris, Yale's Michael Grace and Old Dominion's Josh Hicks ... Earned two letters in basketball and three in baseball ... Three-year starter at catcher ... As a senior, helped the Spartans advance to the second round of the NCHSAA 4-A Baseball Tournament ... Member of the National Honor Society, an AP Scholar and a three-time North Carolina Scholar-Athlete ... Volunteered with the Red Cross and a member of the College Park Baptist Youth Group.
Given name is Benjamin Brooks Godwin ... Son of N'Earl and Robin Godwin ... Mother works in the Wake Forest Sports Medicine Department and played volleyball for the Demon Deacons ... In addition to his mother, a number of relatives have played college athletics ... Grandfather played football, wrestled and competed in track & field at VMI ... Uncle played football at Georgia Southern, while his great uncle played football at the University of Arkansas ... Aunt played volleyball at Presbyterian College ... Has one older brother (Trey) ... Born March 7, 1990, in Winston-Salem, N.C. ... Graduated in May 2012 with a degree in psychology.