Ghanaian Forward Ben Bentil is in line to suit up for Champagne Chalons Reims tonight in the French Pro A League against Antibes Sharks.
The game is set to tipoff at 18:00 GMT with either team in contrasting form heading to the fixture which will be played at the Palais Des Sports Pierre de Coubertin.
Reims opened the 2017-2018 season in a 61-86 loss to Dijon while Sharks ripped Strasbourg apart with a 79-57 win to lead the division after the first round of games.
Bentil topped the scoring chart for Reims with 12 points in the low offensive output from last season’s 16th placed team.
A win is needed in front of home fans tonight as Reims look to come good on what the season promised to be after the signings of former NBA player Bentil and last season’s Pro B Coach of the Year Cedric Heitz.
The Sekondi-born Combo Forward played parts of his first professional season last year with NBA outfit Dallas Mavericks, Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA G-League and Xinjian Guanghui Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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