Boston Celtics Power Forward Ben Bentil faces an uncertain future in the NBA following a disappointing run in the Summer League. The pre season scrimmage, normally dominated by first and second year players, was not so kind to the 2016 NBA Draft 51st pick.
In eight games played in Utah and Las Vegas, the 21 year old Ghanaian averaged four points, 3.5 rebounds in 10 minutes. His career in the world’s best basketball league started on a great note when he registered 11 points in 16 minutes against Philadelphia Sixers and draft number one pick Ben Simmons.
However, after averaging eight points and four rebounds per game in Utah, his numbers crated in Las Vegas where he went scoreless in Boston’s final game against Portland Trailblazers.
With several frontcourt players on its roster including fellow draftee Guershon Yabusele, the Ghanaian will have challenges to get minutes.
Bentil made history in June by being the first Ghanaian-born player in the NBA after getting drafted by the Celtics following an amazing season at Providence College, where he averaged 21 points and seven rebounds in his second year.