Bentil ’14 Named to All-Decade Team
Jacob Myers

 

Ben Bentil ’14 was recently named to Delaware's Finest Boys All-Decade Basketball First-Team for his outstanding play from 2011-2014. A two-time captain and two-time Delaware Independent School Conference champion, Bentil earned 1st-Team All-State honors as a junior and senior, setting school records for most offensive rebounds in a game (9) and season (98). Following his incredible career at St. Andrew’s, Bentil attend Providence College for two seasons where he was an unanimous First-Team All-Big East selection during the 2015-16 season. In his ’15-’16 campaign, Bentil averaged a team-high 20.5 points per game and corralled 7.5 rebounds per contest. Following his incredible sophomore year, Bentil entered the 2016 NBA Draft and was selected 51st overall by the Boston Celtics. 

In 2017, after signing a ten-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks, Bentil became the first player born in Ghana to suit up in an NBA contest. He would go on to play two more games with the Mavericks before continuing his career abroad. Bentil currently plays for Panathinaikos BC of the EuroLeague. 

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