Bentil grabs rebound in Game One against Sassari Photo Courtesy; Milano can confirm Ghanaian Forward Ben Bentil has departed Olimpia Milano following the conclusion of the 2021-2022 Season.

Bentil’s departure ends his run at the club that lasted almost an entire season following his arrival from Turkish side Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul.

Photo Courtesy: Milano

He joins the likes of Malcom Delaney and Troy Daniels on the departing list of players from the Italian giant. However, Devon Hall will stay for another season same as veteran undersized Center Kyle Hines.

Bentil (extreme left) celebrates title win with teammates Photo Courtesy: Milano

Milano officially communicated Bentil’s departure with a post stating, “Professionalism, enthusiasm and wins: thank you Ben Bentil” on Twitter. (Click highlighted text to read full statement)

The 27 year old played a solid role in Milano’s Italian Serie A and Italian Cup title winning campaign; in the Euroleague, Milano made it to the quarterfinals.

Bentil (right) celebrates with teammates after 2021-2022 Italian Cup win Photo Courtesy: Olimpia Milano

The 2016 NBA Draft 51st overall pick averaged nine points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists across 29 league games including the playoffs. In the Euroleague, he averaged five points and 2.4 rebounds in 15 minutes across 23 games.

The Sekondi native has played professional basketball in Greece, Spain and France after a brief stint with Dallas Mavericks in the NBA.

Bentil in action in Game One Photo Courtesy: Olimpia Milano

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By Yaw Adjei-Mintah


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