New Delhi, July 28
Exciting teenaged prospect Princepal Singh has signed to play within the NBA G League subsequent season, League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim introduced on Tuesday. The 19-year-old basketballer, who will practice and compete alongside the brand new G League group that includes elite youth prospects, is the primary NBA Academy graduate to signal with the NBA G League and first NBA Academy India graduate to signal knowledgeable contract.
Born: Jan 3, 2001 (Dera Baba Nanak)
Height: 6ft 10in
India debut: Dec 2018
Singh, who began enjoying basketball on the Ludhiana Basketball Academy, joined the NBA Academy India in 2017, an elite basketball coaching centre in Delhi for the highest prospects from all through India, as a part of the academy’s inaugural class of athletes recognized by way of the ACG-NBA Jump Program.
In November 2018, Singh transitioned to the NBA Global Academy — the league’s hub for prime prospects from outdoors the US — in Canberra, Australia, the place he continued his improvement earlier than graduating this spring.
“We are very proud of Princepal, who has worked extremely hard to earn this opportunity as he continues to be a trailblazer for the NBA Academy program and basketball in India,” stated NBA Vice President, Head of International Basketball Development Troy Justice. — TNS, businesses