What’s on his plate? Fruits, vegetables

Through a combination of God-given gifts and a versatile skill set developed through years of hard work, junior Michael Benkert has evolved into one of the top players on the Center Grove High School boys basketball team.

As a result, the last thing the 6-foot-4, 195-pound forward — who can play all five positions on the floor — needs in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter of a tight game is an endurance letdown.

To make sure that never happens, Benkert pays as close attention to his diet as he does to strength and conditioning preparation.

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