4-time All-Star and 4-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year known as "Big Ben," who was a shot-blocking and rebounding specialist for the Detroit Pistons, helping lead the team to an NBA Championship in 2004.
He starred in four separate sports while attending Virginia Union College.
He was a terrible free-throw shooter, ending his career with one of the worst free-throw percentages in NBA history, 41.8%.
He and his wife Chanda had two sons and one daughter together.
He transferred to Virginia Union College at the recommendation of former NBA star Charles Oakley.