Ben Bentil, the 23-year-old Ghanaian born player is joining the Milwaukee Bucks for training camp, at the very least. A source tells Chris Grenham of SB Nation:
“Former Providence forward and Celtics draft pick Ben Bentil has received a training camp invite from the Milwaukee Bucks. Bentil spent last season in France and Spain.”
Bentil has very limited experience in the NBA. He only appeared in three games with the Boston Celtics last season. He spent much of his time in the G League. In 20 games with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Bentil averaged 12.1 points and 4.6 rebounds in just under 22 minutes per game.
Bentil’s chances at securing a roster spot are still unclear, but there’s no doubt that Milwaukee could use some help in the frontcourt. Whether or not Bentil can crack the 15-man roster is unknown, but at the very least, he should be able to secure a spot on the Bucks’ G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd.
Bentil was a standout player for Providence College in 2015-16. The 6-foot-9 power forward dominated opposing defenses and averaged 21.1 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. He thrived on the inside, but he was also capable of stepping to the outside. He converted on 33 percent of his three-point attempts that season.
As training camp approaches, teams are searching for a diamond in the rough. Milwaukee is hoping they found one in Ben Bentil.