Photo Courtesy: Panathinaikos

Greek side Panathinaikos Basketball Club plays Real Madrid in the next round of the 2020-2021 EuroLeague Basketball Championship Regular Season on Wednesday, January 27. Ghana’s Ben Bentil is in line to play for Panathinaikos in the contest.

The Athens based team rolls into the contest on the back of a two game winning streak and positive vibes under recently appointed Coach Oded Kattash.

Kattash Photo Courtesy: EuroLeague

Panathinaikos beat Russian side Khimki 94-78 in its previous EuroLeague outing before recording a 98-89 win over Larissa in the Greek League this past weekend.

Bentil played in both games off the bench recording six points, two steals, an assist and four fouls in 23 minutes over Khimki and registered seven points, four assists and five rebounds in 23 minutes over Larissa.

Bentil guards Jordan Mickey of Khimki Photo Courtesy: EuroLeague

Under Kattash, Bentil has found a consistent role scoring, assisting and rebounding as one of the first guys off the bench. This is the final season of Bentil’s two year deal with Panathinaikos following his move from fellow Greek side Peristeri.

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)

Following a bad start, Panathinaikos ranks 15th on the 18 team EuroLeague standings with seven wins and 13 losses while Real Madrid has 13 wins and eight losses in fifth place.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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