Bentil celebrates a basket against Barcelona in the EuroLeague last season with Calathes in background can confirm Ghanaian International Basketball Player Ben Bentil will compete in the 2020-2021 Season for Panathinaikos in with his jersey number unchanged.

The 6 foot 8 inch Power Forward wore Jersey Number 50 last season in his first year with the Greek Giant and is set to compete in his second year wearing the same number on the back of his jersey.

Bentil during his time in France with Charlons Champagne Reims

Bentil is preparing for the 2020-2021 season after making history in the immediate past campaign as winner of the Greek League albeit without seeing the latter part of the season.

This was due to the corona virus pandemic that forced league games to be suspended and later cancelled; Panathinaikos were declared Champions by the league.

After impressing at fellow Greek side Peristeri, Bentil signed a two year deal with Panathinaikos and played out his first year largely off the bench while averaging 3.1 points and two rebounds in nine minutes across 23 EuroLeague games.


Due to a cap on foreign players in the Greek League, Bentil featured for Panathinaikos late in the season and registered 4.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in 12 minutes across just six games.

He has worn 50 since turning pro in 2016.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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