Who Are Bennedict Mathurin Parents? Mock Draft Player Family Background And Origin Described

Bennedict Mathurin During A Shoot ( Source : Instagram )

Bennedict Mathurin, a Canadian basketball player, and former Arizona Wildcat are steadily moving up Jonathan Givony's NBA mock draft, which was posted less than a week before the draft.

Benedict Richard Felder Mathurin (born June 19, 2002) represented the Arizona Wildcats in college basketball. After his sophomore campaign, he got recognized as the Pac-12 Player of the Year and a consensus second-team All-American.

He decided to play basketball in college for Arizona, picking the Wildcats over Baylor. North Pole Hoops rated him as the top Canadian prospect in his division.

After being rejected from the Olympic team, Mathurin represented Canada at the FIBA Under-19 World Cup in Riga and Daugavpils, Latvia, in 2021. 

Bennedict Mathurin Parents: Mother Elvie Jeune And Father Mr Mathurin

The name of Bennedict Mathurin's parents names is Elvie Jeune and Mr. Mathurin. The athlete has not disclosed his father's name to the general public.

He grew up without a father figure, and his mother, Elvie, had spent years putting in long hours in the medical field after leaving Haiti at the age of 20.

Bennedict Mathurin Training At Arizona
Bennedict Mathurin Training At Arizona ( Source : Instagram )

Bennedict and his siblings never got the opportunity to meet their biological father, as he died in 2013 of an unspecified illness.

Bennedict Mathurin Ethnicity And Siblings

Bennedict Mathurin was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, where he played quarterback in football and ice hockey. He currently belongs to the Canadian nationality and is of Haitian descent as his primary ethnic origin.

He has two siblings in his family. Benedict's older brother, Dominique Mathurin, who was riding a bicycle when he was hit by a car and killed in 2014 at the age of 15, left Benn, then 12, without a guide for the harsh Montreal-Nord neighborhood's courts and streets.

His older sister Jennifer, former college basketball for NC State, now coaches collegiately in Quebec. She took up a parental role in a way, but she was only starting her second season of basketball at N.C. State at the time of Dominique's passing.

How Did Bennedict Mathurin's Father Die?

Bennedict Mathurin's father died in 2013. However, the cause of death is given as an unspecified illness. He and his siblings were never allowed to meet their biological father. 

According to The Athletic, Benedict Mathurin and his siblings were raised solely by their single mother, Elvie. She worked a lot of overtime at the hospital to support herself and her children.

Mathurin is also active on Instagram under the handle @bennedict. He currently has 48.8k followers on Instagram.