Bentil in action Photo Courtesy: Panathinaikos

Ghana Small Forward Ben Bentil has stated he was offered a contract to stay with Panathinaikos but decided to join Turkish Super League outfit Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul instead.

He made this statement in an interview with EuroHoops recently; Koleji Istanbul is competing in the Gloria Cup Tournament as it prepares for the 2021-2022 Season. (Click highlighted text to view story)

6 foot 8 inch Bentil, who can play as a Power Forward, spent two seasons at Panathinaikos and won two league titles and last season’s Greek Basketball Cup.

Bentil (topless) back row celebrates Panathinaikos league title win in Greece Photo Courtesy: Panathinaikos

“There were many offers from Europe and I considered them all but in the end I decided that Bahcesehir was the right place for me because of the things it wanted to do, the team created, the ideas for the future and the team mission. I like that and that’s why I came to this team. I can’t say who these teams are, but to say one, Panathinaikos made me an offer to stay but in the end, this part is the business part” he said.

Bentil during his time in France with Charlons Champagne Reims

Bentil has played in the NBA, France, Spain and Greece since turning pro in 2016.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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