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

Ghana Power Forward Ben Bentil is in the midst of a revolving door of personnel at his Greek side Panathinaikos in the Greek Basketball League.


The 25 year old is set to remain at the club but some of his teammates from the 2019-2020 season have moved to other clubs since the club was declared winner of the truncated season due to COVID 19.

Veteran Guard Nick Calathes moved to Barcelona after the season signing a three year deal with the Spanish giant. Calathes is respected Greek international.


Fellow long tenured player Nikos Pappas recently exited the club after seven years at the Athens club after joining in 2013. His exit comes at a time, Panathinaikos has signed Guard Marcus Foster.

He played 10 games in the EuroLeague last season averaging 4.4 points and 1.3 rebounds in 11:57 minutes off the bench. Bentil featured in the continental championship off the bench as well.

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)

Bentil is the first Ghana born player to be drafted into the NBA after excelling in his second season at Providence College. He was drafted 51st overall by Boston Celtics.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawmIntYM on Twitter


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