Bentil in action. Photo Courtesy: Panathinaikos

Ghana’s Ben Bentil has made a good first impression with his new team by ending the Gloria Cup Basketball Tournament as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award winner. (Click highlighted text to view tweet)

Koleji Photo Courtesy: Gloria Sports

The 6 foot 8 inch Small Forward/ Power Forward led his new side Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul to first place in the four team tournament held in Turkey. (Click highlighted text to watch highlights)

Koleji Istanbul won all three games in the tournament including a 98-89 win over Budivelnyk Kiev from Ukraine in the final. Third place went to Bursaspor thanks to its 77-70 win over Merkezefendi Belediyesi Denizli with both teams from Turkey squaring off to determine the winner of the bronze medal.

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)

Bentil led Bahcesehir to a 74-62 win over Merkezefendi Belediyesi Denizli in the previous contest by registering 23 points, nine rebounds and five assists in the win. (Click highlighted text to view story)

The former Dallas Mavericks player moved from Panathinaikos to Koleji this offseason after helping the former win two Greek League titles and last season’s Greek Basketball Cup.

Bentil in action against Real Madrid Photo Courtesy: EuroLeague

In an interview, he stated he turned down an offer to extend his stay with Panathinaikos. (Click highlighted text to view story)

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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