Bentil entertains high major interest

Ben Bentil, a 6-foot-8 forward out of Delaware, is receiving high major college interest. He's taken three recent visits, including one to Georgetown.

Junior big man Ben Bentil is coming off a strong high school season at Middletown (Del.) St. Andrew's School.

Bentil averaged 16 points and 12 rebounds and was named First Team All-State.

"He had a solid year," St. Andrew's coach Terrell Myers said. "He really improved his ball handling and passing. He played a lot on the perimeter. He shot about 55-percent from the three-point line."

Myers said Bentil has developed an impressive work ethic. In the process of working hard, Bentil has developed a jump shot.

"I think his best attribute is his work ethic," Myers said. "Right now his ability to shoot the ball has really shown up. He was a guy that hadn't taken a three-point shot last year. Then this year he took 25 to 30 and shot 55-percent from three."

Myers said Villanova, St. Joseph's, Rutgers, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Temple, Maryland and Connecticut were among the schools that evaluated Bentil during the season

"Villanova, St. Joe's, Georgetown, those three and probably Temple, had their head coaches there the most," Myers added.

During the year Bentil, a 6-foot-8 forward, took unofficial visits to Villanova, St. Joseph's and most recently to Georgetown.

"We just went to the Syracuse/Georgetown game last Saturday," Myers said. "He loved it. It was pretty much the finale of the Big East rivalry. It was amazing to witness that. He really enjoyed it."

While Bentil, who ranks No. 38 overall in the 2014 class, is taking in the recruiting process, Myers said he's not in a hurry to decide due to conference realignment.

"He still wants to see how the summer goes," Myers said. "He wants to see how the summer plays out with all of these conferences. He just doesn't know what to expect."

Myers is regarded as the No. 8 power forward in his class.

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