Bentz and Tyser Earn Academic Accolade
Cowboys Finish .500 or Better in the MW for First Time Since 2004-05
Senior Guard Ties Career High with Six Threes
Washington, Gilmore and Nance Pace Cowboys in Second Half
Wyoming Returns Two Starters and Seven Letterwinners
2013-14: Jack Bentz (pronounced Bents) continued to serve as a valuable reserve guard for Wyoming during 2013-14, while also helping with the scout team. He played in 18 games during the season, including four games with 10 or more minutes of action. His top performance was against Colorado State on March 8, as he posted two points and tied a career high with four assists in a career-high 22 minutes. Bentz finished the season with eight points, 15 assists, 11 rebounds and four steals, as he averaged six minutes per game. He shot 43 percent from the field on the season. In the classroom, he was named to the NABC Honors Court and the MW Academic All-Conference team.
2012-13: Bentz played in a career-high 21 games for Wyoming during the 2012-13 season, including 11 of UW's 16 Mountain West games and each of the last 10 during the regular season. He notched his first career points against UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 28, going 3-of-4 at the free throw line, and followed with a career-high four assists against Oklahoma Panhandle State on Dec. 8. He tied his career high with three points against Nevada on Feb. 13 and played a career-high 13 minutes against Colorado State on March 6. He finished the season with 19 points, 13 rebounds, nine assists and two steals while playing more than 10 minutes in four games. He also served on the scout team during the season. In the classroom, he was named to the MW Academic All-Conference team.
2011-12: Bentz played in 10 games during the 2011-12 season, averaging two minutes of action. He earned one assist and one steal. Bentz played a season-high four minutes against Western State on Nov. 12.
Before Wyoming: Bentz was a four-time letterwinner for Coach Terry Lipford at University School in Cleveland, Ohio. During his senior season in 2010-11, he averaged more than 17 points, six assists and four rebounds per game to pace the team to a 17-6 record. For his efforts, he earned All-Conference and All-District honors, while also being named team MVP and team captain. Bentz helped guide his team to conference titles his final two seasons, and an appearance in the district and regional tournaments as a sophomore. Bentz and fellow freshman Larry Nance Jr. played on the same AAU team in Ohio. In the classroom, he was on the honor roll all four years, while serving as a School Prefect as a junior and senior. He was awarded the school's Aurelian Award as a senior.
Personal: Bentz was born on Feb. 3, 1993 in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the son of Chad and Jennifer Bentz and has one older sister, Martha, and one younger brother, Sam. He is majoring in marketing at Wyoming.