Ghana Forward Ben Bentil has practised with Panathinaikos officially for the first time since signing with the team this offseason.

Bentil 24, moved from fellow Greece A1 League side Peristeri GS to the European powerhouse after an impressive campaign in his first season with Peristeri.

The practice was highlighted by a glut of former NBA players on Panathinaikos roster including Bentil who had a brief stint with Dallas Mavericks.

Former Los Angeles Clippers Forward Wesley Johnson and former Sacramento Kings Shooting Guard Jimmer Fredette practised alongside Bentil.

Youngest brother of reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo, Alex, participated in the practice as he prepares for the upcoming season at Dominican High School in the United States.

After experiencing short stints at several clubs including Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers in China, RetaBet Bilbao Basket in Spain and Champagne Reims in France, Bentil is preparing for his second season in Greece.

An improved performance in the league and EuroLeague with Panathinaikos could lead to a return to the NBA. Bentil made history becoming the first Ghana born player to be drafted into the NBA; he was picked 51st overall by Boston Celtics.



By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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