Bentil in action. Photo Courtesy: Panathinaikos

Later tonight, Panathinaikos BC takes on Peristeri BC in Round 7 of the 2020-2021 Greek A1 Basketball League Regular Season with Ghana’s Ben Bentil expected to be in action for Panathinaikos.

Tonight’s matchup setups Bentil against his former team in the Greek League, Peristeri where he played 2018 to 2019 before moving to Greek giants Panathinaikos prior to the 2019-2020 season.

Bentil is averaging 7.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists thus far in his second season with the Athens club and is coming off a 12 point outing in a league matchup against Ionikos.

Panathinaikos is unbeaten this season after bagging four wins in four games and ranks third in the standings with Peristeri ranked fourth thanks to four wins in six games.

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)

Sekondi native Bentil continues to play off the bench in the last year of his two year contract with Panathinaikos; he won his first league title with Panathinaikos since turning pro in 2016.

He remains the only Ghana born player to play in the NBA following his stint at Dallas Mavericks.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here