Ghana Forward Ben Bentil has made a return to Fort Wayne Mad Ants after a brief stint in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) with Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers.

He has officially signed for NBA Development League (D-League) side Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Bentil was signed by the Tigers as a replacement for former Washington Wizards Center Andray Blatche who missed a chunk of the first half of the season due to injury.

However, the CBA caps the number of foreign players meaning Xinjiang was above the limit with Blatche’s return from injury. Bentil was subsequently released after failing to play in the Tigers last six games. He averaged 13.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and I.0 steals per game in 11 appearances for the side.

Bentil returns to the Mad Ants after playing just a game for Indiana Pacers D-League affiliate. He registered 27 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and a block in that game.

The 22 year old made history by becoming the first ever Ghanaian born player to be drafted into the NBA after he was selected 51st overall by Boston Celtics.

The 6 foot 9inch versatile Forward played two seasons at Providence College alongside Kris Dunn of the Minnesota Timberwolves.


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