Ghana Power Forward Ben Bentil came off the bench but ended up as the lead scorer in Olimpia Milano’s latest outing in the Italian Serie A.
Milano lost 65-83 to league leader Virtus Bologna that had Bentil register 15 points and three rebounds in 14 minutes as one of just three Milano players to score in double figures in the game. (Click highlighted text to watch game highlights)
The 6 foot 8 inch Bentil scored two of five two point shot attempts and converted three of seven three point shot attempts. He did bury a pair of free throw shot attempts.
Bentil showed off the offensive skills that have made him a spark plug off the bench for the most part of his professional career including his former stop at Panathinaikos in Greece.
Milano has two league games against Vanoli Cremona on April 13 and Napoli Basket on April 16 to attend to before taking either Anadolou Efes or Maccabi Tel Aviv on April 19.
Bentil is the first Ghana born player to play in the NBA after a short run with Dallas Mavericks. Ghanaian-Italian Small Forward Awudu Abass missed the game as he continues to rehab an ACL injury.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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