Following a two month stint at Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) where he averaged 13.7 points per game in 11 games, Ghana Forward Ben Bentil has returned to the United States to resign with Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Bentil made the headlines last year by becoming the first ever Ghanaian born player to be drafted into the NBA following his selection by Boston Celtics in the 2016 NBA Draft after two seasons at Providence College.

However, he was released by Boston then signed for Indiana Pacers only to be sent to its Development League affiliate Fort Wayne on the same day.

Bentil played just a game for Fort Wayne before moving to China; he scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in his solo appearance against Greensboro Swarm (Charlotte Hornets Affiliate side).

His roller coaster start to life as a pro continued when he was released by Xinjiang earlier this week paving the way for him to rejoin the Mad Ants.

With several players from the D League getting signed by NBA teams including Quincy Acy (Brooklyn Nets) and Pierre Jackson (Dallas Mavericks), a consistent run of top performances is likely to get the 6 foot 9 inch Forward on to an NBA roster.

In his first game on his return, Bentil scored five points.


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