Bentil in action Photo Courtesy: Panathinaikos

Ben Bentil is officially a player of Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul in the Turkish Premier Basketball League after leaving Greek side Panathinaikos Basketball Club. (Click highlighted text to view story)

Bentil’s exit comes after spending three years in Greece where he won two league titles and the Greek Cup at Panathinaikos. He played his first season in Greece at Peristeri.

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)

Moving to Turkey presents a unique challenge to Bentil as joins a team that finished 12th in the 16 team league standings in the 2020-2021 season with 10 wins and 20 losses.

Panathinaikos won the 2021 Greek Cup Photo Courtesy: Panathinaikos

Having played at a mid table and top team in Greece, the 26 year old would be expected to aid the team win more games and qualify to play in the playoffs. Bentil competed in the EuroLeague with Panathinaikos.

As a top recruit for Bahcesehir Koleji this offseason, the former Providence College player is expected to see an increase in minutes, shot attempts and production.

Bentil guards Jordan Mickey of Khimki Photo Courtesy: EuroLeague

He averaged 8.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 15 minutes across 30 league games. At Peristeri, Bentil averaged 11.7 points per game.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

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