Bentil celebrates a basket against Barcelona in the EuroLeague last season with Calathes in background

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.

ATHENS, GREECE – OCTOBER 03: Ben Bentil, #50 of Panathinaikos Opap Athens react during the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague match between Panathinaikos Opap Athens and Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade at Olympic Sports Center Athens on October 03, 2019 in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Panagiotis Moschandreou/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images)

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

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