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Basketball of Wednesday, 30 August 2017


Ben Bentil signs for French team

News reaching indicate Ghana star Ben Bentil has signed a one year deal with French side Chalons-Reims and will compete in the French Pro A.

The former Providence College star is the French side’s 10th player and he heads out to Europe after a brief stint in the NBA with Dallas Mavericks. He will be suiting up for Coach Cedric Heitz’s side in the upcoming season.

Moving to France represents a fresh chance for the first Ghana-born player to play in the NBA, the chance to land a permanent spot in the world’s greatest league.

It is believed Reims reached out to his camp after Bentil played for San Antonio Spurs in this year’s NBA Summer League.

The 6 foot 8 inch Small Forward will continue his colorful journey in his short professional career after getting drafted into the NBA in 2016 as the 51st overall pick.

Bentil who was raised in Sekondi before emigrating to the United States aged 15, played in the Chinese Basketball Association for two months with Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers.

He moved Stateside before finishing the season with Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA’s lower tier competition, the G-League.