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) can report Ghana’s Ben Bentil is in line to feature in Panathinaikos latest game in the 2020-2021 EuroLeague Basketball Tournament.

Panathinaikos plays Russian side CSKA Moscow tonight at 19:30 GMT at the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece; the fixture is Panathinaikos fifth game of the top tier European competition while Moscow is set to suit up for its seventh game.

Bentil in action. Photo Courtesy: Panathinaikos

The Greek side ranks 11th with two wins in four games while Moscow has three wins in six games and ranks ninth in the 18 team standings.

A win is sure to propel Panathinaikos into the top half of the standings; Bentil’s team game against Zenit last week was postponed due to a reported positive case of COVID 19.

Ben Bentil of Panathinaikos before Turkish Airlines EuroLeague match between Valencia Basket vs of Panathinaikos at La Fonteta arena on January 31, 2020. (Photo by Jose Miguel Fernandez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Coming off the bench in all four games in the top tier competition, the Sekondi native has averaged 3.5 points and two rebounds in 8:35 minutes of game play.

This is Bentil’s second season competing in the tournament; he is the first Ghana born player to play in the NBA.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

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