|Hometown:||Forest City, N.C.|
|High School:||East Rutherford HS|
2017 & 2018: Member of the Tusculum baseball team from 2016-18... Played in 46 total games where he finished with a .241 batting average with 13 hits, two doubles, two home runs and 12 RBI... Redshirt the 2016 campaign... 2017: Appeared in 17 games where he posted a .368 batting average with seven hits including one double, two home runs and nine RBI... Boasted a slugging percentage of .737 and an on-base percentage of .409... First collegiate hit was a home run in a 9-1 win over Bellarmine (Feb. 18)... Posted a RBI single against Bellarmine (Feb. 19) the following day... Tallied a RBI double against Brevard (Mar. 19)... Cranked his second HR of the year at Wingate (Apr. 22)... Did not commit an error in 34 total chances with three assists and helped turn three double plays... 2018: Played in 29 games mostly at first base... Posted a .171 batting average with three runs scored and three RBI... Also tallied a .293 on-base percentage.
High School: Graduated from East Rutherford HS in Bostic, N.C... Coached by Bobby Reynolds... Two-time All-Conference (2014, 2015) and All-County (2014, 2015) selection... 2014 Offensive Player of the Year... 2015 Stats: .345 batting avg., .474 OBP, .562 SLG%; Member of three state playoff teams... Three-time baseball letterman.
Personal: Born Mar. 13, 1997 in Shelby, N.C... Son of Stephen and Jennifer Bennett... Sister - Ansley... Majoring in business management with an accounting minor... SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll... Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Future plans: Graduate school... Favorite book: "Believe It" by Nick Foloes; Favorite movie: "Major League"; Favorite musical artists: Florida Georgia Line and Eric Church... Favorite song: "Carolina" by Eric Church; John can't go a week without: Baseball; Advice to kids: "Never give up on your dreams"; Favorite color: Red; Favorite food: Chicken; People John most admires: His parents; Favorite sport other than baseball: Golf; Toughest opponent John has ever played against: Jonathan Hughes; Favorite sport other than baseball: Golf; What people don't know about John: He likes to fish.