On Wednesday, AX Armani Exchange Milan announced that it had bolstered its frontcourt by inking big man Ben Bentil for the remainder of the season. Bentil (204 cm, 26 years old) arrives from Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul, where he averaged 12.0 points and 4.4 rebounds in eight Turkish League games this season.
He brings EuroLeague experience, as well, having played for Panathinaikos OPAP Athens the last two seasons. Bentil appeared in 54 EuroLeague games with the Greens, averaging 4.8 points and 3.4 rebounds. He helped Panathinaikos win the Greek League and Greek Cup titles in 2021.
Bentil started his career with Fort Wayne of the G League and also played for Xinjiang Flying Towers of China, Champagne Chalons Reims Basket of France, Bilbao Basket of Spain, and Peristeri Athens of Greece.