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)

Ghana’s Ben Bentil is set to feature for Panathinaikos game tonight against Valencia in the EuroLeague Basketball Championship; the game tips off at 20:00 GMT in Spain.

The upcoming game is Panathinaikos seventh game in Europe’s top tier competition in the 2020-2021 season. The team however, has lost four games in six appearances thus far.

Panathinaikos v Khimki Photo Courtesy: Panathinaikos

Due to the poor run of games against some of Europe’s best clubs, Panathinaikos ranks 15th on the 18 team standings while Valencia has four wins in seven games and ranks sixth on the table.

Small Forward Bentil has competed in five of his Greek side’s six games with all his appearances coming off the bench. He has averaged 2.8 points and 1.6 rebounds in 7:44 minutes per game.

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)

This is Bentil’s second season competing in the EuroLeague and his second season at Panathinaikos after securing a move from fellow Greek side Peristeri BC.

The 6 foot 8 inch Forward is the first Ghana born player to play in the NBA following his brief run with Dallas Mavericks.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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