Dallas Mavericks Forward Ben Bentil went scoreless on a night he made history by becoming the first Ghana-born player to play into the NBA.

The Sekondi native failed to register any numbers in the box score after playing four minutes in Dallas 95-100 loss to Atlanta Hawks in a regular season game.

This comes after sitting on the bench in Dallas’ win over Miami Heat.

Bentil checked into the game with 4 minutes and 28 seconds left to play for Dorian Finney-Smith with Dallas trailing 37-48 in the second quarter.

Bentil proceeded to foul Hawks All-Star Power Forward Paul Millsap with the latter drawing a shooting foul on the first year player.

After two seasons at Providence College, Bentil became the first Ghana-born player to be drafted into the league last season by Boston Celtics before suiting up for Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association and Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA’s Development League.

He signed a 10 day contract with the Mavericks averaging 14 points for Fort Wayne. Guard Quinn Cook, who signed a similar contract scored 6 points in 14 minutes.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@ YawMintYM on Twitter


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