Bentil (third from left) Photo Courtesy: Panathinaikos can report Ghana Forward Ben Bentil is in line to compete in the Greek Basketball League semifinals stage after his Panathinaikos side secured a quarterfinal series win.

Panathinaikos beat Ionikos twice to sweep the quarterfinal series this past week and is set to play AEK Athens in the semifinals scheduled to be played later this week. Bentil was instrumental in Panathinaikos Game 1 102-64 win (Click highlighted text to watch video)

Bentil dunks ball Photo Courtesy: Panathinaikos

AEK progressed at the expense of PAOK thanks to a 2-1 series win after clinching an 87-81 win over PAOK in Game 3 of the series on Sunday.

Competing in the semifinals gets Panathinaikos and Bentil closer to a second league title on the bounce after bagging last season’s league trophy.

VITORIA-GASTEIZ, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 19: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Ben Bentil of Panathinaikos Athens looks on prior to the 2020/2021 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 10 match between TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and Panathinaikos Opap Athens at Fernando Buesa Arena on November 19, 2020 in Vitoria-Gasteiz. (Photo by Juan Lazkano/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Winning this season’s league title would give Panathinaikos a league and Greek Cup double; Bentil’s team beat Promitheas to clinch the Greek Cup before engaging Ionikos in the playoffs.

The end of Panathinaikos’ 2020-2021 season spells the end of Bentil’s two year deal at the Athens club; he joined the team from fellow Greek side Peristeri.

Photo Courtesy: Panathinaikos

He averaged 8.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in this year’s regular season.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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