Celtics select Ben Bentil with the 51st pick

 

Benjamin Bentil the 21 year old Ghanaian basketball player who recently completed his college career at Providence College now the 51st pick from Celtics.

At 15 years old Bentail came from Ghana and wanted to be a professional volleyball player at one point but winds up playing basketball and soccer at one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the United States -St. Andrews School in Wilmington, Del.

“All I needed was the opportunity and I got it. Time to prove myself” – Bentil tweeted right after his pick

I am sure his journey has been remarkable from Ghana, West Africa to the United States.

He’s 6’8″ with a 7’2″ wingspan, so he’s got a great NBA body. 🙂

Abraham Attah Joins Spider Man: Homecoming, Making Africa Proud

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‘Beasts of No Nation’ Star Abraham Attah the 15-year-old Ghanaian actor is joining the cast ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ in a yet to be revealed role. This is Attah’s first major role since Beasts.

Attah was discovered while playing soccer and made a remarkable screen debut as a child solider in Netflix’s first ever awards campaign for “Beasts,” alongside his costar with Idris Alba. He was also a presenter at this year’s Academy Awards.

Attah is separately attached to play one of the leads in Christian Loubek’s upcoming feature film, Buffalo, which Anonymous Content is producing.

Ghanaians are coming up! Continue to make Africa proud young man.