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

Ghana Power Forward/Small Forward Ben Bentil was in impressive form as he helped Panathinaikos clinch its first win in the 2020-2021 EuroLeague season.

Panathinaikos beat Russian side Khimki 78-76 in Russia this weekend; the win is the Greek sides’ first win prior to its League opener against Aris on October 10.

Photo Courtesy: Panathinaikos

In his debut game of the new season, Bentil didn’t disappoint as he poured in 11 points, two rebounds and a steal in 11 minutes of action.

He started off the bench and wound up converting four of five attempts from two point range and converted three of four free throw attempts; he however, missed his only three point shot attempt.

Four other Panathinaikos players scored in double digits in the contest including Ioannis Papapetrou’s 16 point, eight rebounds and three assists performance.

This is Bentil’s second season competing in the EuroLeague and competing for Panathinaikos after getting drafted 51st overall into the NBA in 2016 by Boston Celtics.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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