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Ben Pepper
Position Centre
Nickname Pep
Height 213cm
Weight 112kg
Nationality  Australia
Born 15 July 1975 (1975-07-15) (age 34)
Geraldton, Western Australia
Junior Association Geraldton
Debut 1996
Previous Clubs Newcastle Falcons 1996-97
North Melbourne Giants 1998
Victoria Titans 1999-2001
Wollongong Hawks 2002-2003
Victoria Giants 2004
New Zealand Breakers 2005-2007
Townsville Crocodiles 2007-2008
Career Highlights NBL's Most Improved Player (1997)

NBL's Sixth Man of the Year (1997)

Won a Gold medal with the Australian 22 & Under team at the World Championships in 1997,New Zealand Breakers MVP in 2006.

Ben Pepper (born 15 July 1975 in Geraldton, Western Australia) is an Australian basketball player, who used to play for the Townsville Crocodiles.

Career

Ben Pepper's NBL career began in 1996/97 with the Newcastle Falcons. After an impressive debut season, Ben entered into the NBA draft and was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 56th overall pick in the draft; however, he was never signed by the franchise. Ben came back to the NBL and played for North Melbourne in the 1998 season. Once they folded, Ben was signed by the Victorian Titans where he became one of the most dominant centers in the competition. Ben signed with the Wollongong Hawks in 2001 and spent two seasons there before switching back to Victoria in 03/04. When Victoria folded after the 2004 season, he was snapped up by the New Zealand Breakers for the start of the 2004-2005 NBL seasons. After two seasons in New Zealand, Ben was signed by the Townsville Crocs. Despite being a dominant player in the NBL for numerous years Ben Pepper rarely played for the Australian national side, the Boomers.

In his first year with Townsville Crocodiles had the 5th best field goal % in the league, shooting at 58.2%.

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