Along with Russ Estey and Dave Appleby, led East High School to the "sweet 16" in basketball in 1930 and went on to star at Westminster College. As a sophomore in 1934-35, he netted 359 points to lead the nation in scoring. Included among the Titan's victories were two upsets of St. John's College, the latter win propelled by Wes' 21 points, coming before 16,550 fans in Madison Square Garden. Bennett earned All-American honors that season and the following when he scored 302 points. He returned to Akron to finish his career in industrial basketball, including playing an important role on the Goodyear Wingfoots' 1938 National Basketball League championship team.