Ben Bentil

6-8, 230 Power Forward
Providence Sophomore
03/29/95 (25.8 yrs)
Middletown, DE
High School
St. Andrew's
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills

NBA Comparison: Sam Clancy

Strengths: Big bodied forward with aggressive scoring mindset … Plays with a lot of confidence … High volume shooter with range out to college three … Routinely made tough shots at Providence … Has the touch and feel necessary to make plays in the mid range … Strong on the interior, with his frame and demeanor … Lower body strength is tremendous … Offense is solid in all areas including transition where he shows an ability to finish while on the move … Finishes plays at the rim particularly well … Good use of the jab step to create space or get his defender off balance … Made 78.2% of his free throws and got to the line at a decent rate (46.5% FTA/FGA)… Plays well as a spot up shooter and a pick-and-pop big … Does a great job of sealing his defender when he gets position … Passable footwork that allows him to display some counters on his post moves … Uses his strength well to defend in the post … Has big hands which give him added control of the ball … Has developed good touch on his turnaround left hook … Capable of getting hot in quick stretches …

Weaknesses: Undersized power forward (6’8"), though has a big (7’1") wingspan and solid standing reach (8’9") … A bit robotic in his movements … Lacks athleticism. Not the most fluid player running the floor and doesn’t get great lift … Not a great rebounder (7.7 in 34 minutes per game) … Not a rim protector or much of a defensive presence at the rim … Lazy in his stance. He will often stand straight up when guarding his man … His game is most effective as a stretch five, but at 6’8" he doesn’t possesses the other skills to make up for his lack of height … Though he scored a lot and from many different spots, he isn’t an efficient scorer … His shot selection wasn’t great in college as he would often force shots over multiple defenders instead of passing to an open teammate … Shot just 33% from 3 on 1.5/4.5 per game, and 38.7 on 2 point jump shots (per … When he’s shooting well, he’s deadly but when he’s off he can shoot you out of games. Isn’t considered a knockdown shooter from deep … Was a ball stopper at times for the Friars … Not great at creating shots for himself, most of his offensive looks came off of assists (89% of his 3s and 67% of his 2s) … Post game needs polish …  Doesn’t seem to be comfortable creating off the dribble unless it’s a straight line drive … Isn’t asked to switch into guards on pick-and-roll defense, it will be interesting to see if he has the focus and patience to guard smaller players … An older sophomore at 21, therefore doesn’t appear to have much upside left to develop … Extreme jump in stats a bit of a concern (6.4 ppg to 21.1 ppg) … Surprisingly weighed just 230 at the combine, so will need to add strength …

Outlook: With more and more teams looking to play position less basketball, Bentil is entering the NBA at the right time. If he comes in with the right mindset and in peak physical condition he could very well have an excellent Summer League or D-League season. Bentil is an old sophomore (21 years old) … "I model my game after Wilson Chandler." The idea that he can play as a 3 is extremely optimistic. Bentil is a 4 …

Notes: Born in Ghana … 2015-16 AP Honorable Mention All-American … 2015-16 BIG EAST Most Improved Player … 2015-16 First Team All-BIG EAST … Led the BIG EAST in scoring as a sophomore (21.2 PPG ) … His 42-point effort versus Marquette is the most points ever scored by a Providence sophomore in a game.

Brandon Jefferson 6/1/16

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