Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Peristeri signed Ben Bentil

Peristeri signed Ben Bentil. The 23-year-old Ghanaian forward graduated from Providence and was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 51st overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. Bentil was released by the Celtics and started his professional career in NBA D-League with Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Bentil played in China with a short contract for Xinjiang Flying Tigers before returning to Fort Wayne Mad Ants. In 2017 Bentil signed a ten-days contract with the Dallas Mavericks becoming the first Ghanaian player in the NBA. Bentil started the last season in France for Champagne Châlons-Reims Basket where he averaged 11.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.1 assists. He finished the season in Spain for Bilbao Basket where he averaged 3.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per game. Bentil replaces Igor Kesar who parted ways with the team.  

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