Ghana’s Western Region basketball organization, Western Basketball Association (WBA), has welcomed Fort Wayne Mad Ants Power Forward Ben Bentil on his return to his hometown Sekondi-Takoardi.
Bentil, who is the first Ghana-born player to play in the NBA, was born and raised in Sekondi prior to his move to the United States where he starred for Providence College for two seasons.
The 51st overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft is in the city to organize a skills camp for talented young players under 18 years which takes place early today at the Takoradi Technical University Court.
WBA Head of Communications Nasiru Bonney through an official statement from the Association has expressed the organization’s deep appreciation for the visit and his itinerary to help develop talents in home region.
Bentil is expected to play in an All Star Game with top players in the city including John Amu. The second leg of the camp will be held in Ghana’s capital Accra on May 6 at the University of Ghana (UG).
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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