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. 🙂