Panathinaikos Basketball Club Ghanaian Power Forward has been praised by his Coach Rick Pitino after a solid display in the EuroLeague Championship.
Bentil played 16 minutes and registered nine points, two rebounds and an assist in an 81-92 loss to Barcelona in the continental championship.
The former Providence College player’s efforts were captured in the Top 10 Plays in the last round of games played; Panathinaikos loss to Barcelona took place in Athens.
According to EuroHoops, Pitino was impressed with Bentil’s ability to embrace the physical aspect of basketball stating:
“I like Ben as a basketball player…He’s probably the only guy on our team that is physical and shows physicality. He doesn’t have a great low post game but he’s physical. He’ll bang. I like that he shows physicality. A good basketball player. I like him” he said.
“Obviously, DeShaun Thomas is our offensive player that is more our frontcourt go-to-guy. But I like Ben” Pitino added.
Bentil is scheduled to play tonight against Real Madrid in Spain at 20:00 GMT.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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