University of Ghana (UG) Coach Meme Falconer has arrived in New York City to attend the 2016 NBA Draft which takes place tonight at the Barclays Center. The charismatic coach who was at the helm during UG’s unbeaten run to win the GUSA(Ghana Universities Sports Association) Games Basketball competition, is in the Big Apple to witness one of his former trainees Ben Bentil, get drafted into the league.


Per reports gathered by, the former University of Education-Winneba standout will join Bentil’s mother Faustina Bentil at the ceremony where renowned basketball prospects will gain entry into the world’s premium league.

Having tutored Bentil before his departure to the States and during visits, Bentil has credited Falconer as a major reason behind his success. Bentil burst onto the spotlight after an outstanding year with Providence College where he averaged 21 points and seven rebounds to be named Most Improved Player of the Year in the Big East Conference.

Ben Bentil

His prolific scoring culminated in winning the conference’s scoring title. The 6 foot 8 inch Ghanaian Forward has been pegged to be drafted by Chicago Bulls at 48 per’s projections whilst has him going to the New Orleans Pelicans at 39.

Bentil’s teammate, Point Guard Kris Dunn, is expected to be a top ten pick.


  1. The story is now changing, from discovery to tutoring, the truth shall prevail. ‘Monkey work make baboon dey chop’ God is Watching!

    Celebrating truth should be our hallmark as a people, and for us in Takoradi, we shall continue to honour Joe Panya, the real man behind Bentil.

    We wish Bentil well in today’s draft!

  2. The truth behind the sucess of Ben Bentil now is not defined yet… In God’s own Time the real truth will be revealed… Trust! So far as am concern Meme Falconer is not the right person to be in New York city to attend the 2016 NBA draft with Ben Bentil’s mother….. The real truth should be revealed so better detailed research has to be done….


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