Ghanaian Small Forward Ben Bentil was solid in his debut game for Boston Celtics’ 102-94 win over Philadelphia Sixers at the Utah Summer League.
The former Providence College standout recorded 11 points, six rebounds and one assist in just 17 minutes of game action against a Sixers side that featured overall number one pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Ben Simmons.
Bentil was efficient in the game as he converted three attempts out of six from the field and made all four free throws. The 21 year old flexed his long range shooting touch by making a three point shot in three attempts.
Being the first Ghanaian born player to be drafted into the NBA, Bentil needs a good showing in preseason games to make the final roster for the upcoming season since his contract as a second round pick isn’t guaranteed.
Celtics second year Guards Terry Rozier and R.J. Hunter led all scorers with 18 and 17 points respectively. Simmons on the other hand, registered 10 points, five assists and eight rebounds before limping out of the game with cramps.
The Australian cited lack of game action as a major reason for his early exit from the game.