Ghana Small Forward Ben Bentil has talked about the factors behind his major jump in production between his freshman year and sophomore year at Providence College.

He shared these in an interview with following the cancellation of the Greek Basketball League where Bentil plays for Panathinaikos.

Bentil celebrates basket against Barcelona

Bentil averaged 6.4 points and 4.9 rebounds in 21.5 minutes in his first year at Providence but averaged 21.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 blocks per game in his second season before declaring for the 2016 NBA Draft.

The Sekondi native became the first Ghana born player to get drafted into the NBA after Boston Celtics made him the 51st overall pick in the 2016 Draft. Bentil made his NBA debut for Dallas Mavericks a season later.

“The transition from my freshman year to my sophomore year was mostly based on confidence and opportunities. The coaches always knew what I could do because I showed it during practices and I put in the extra work” he said.

Since turning pro, Bentil has played in China, France and Spain.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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