Satnam Singh becomes initial Indian in NBA after being drafted by Dallas Mavericks

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Satnam Singh Bhamara has turn a initial Indian in a NBA after he was picked by a Dallas Mavericks in a NBA Draft today.

Satnam was a 52nd pick.


Satnam was a 52nd pick. AFP

The 19-year-old core is 7 feet dual inches high and weighs only above 131 kg — his earthy participation on justice has been most talked about in NBA circles.

The Mavericks website says that Satnam averaged 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 6 games during a 2013 FIBA Asia Championships and 9.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks for a IMG Academy, a private boarding propagandize in Florida, this season.

“This is something unequivocally certain for India Basketball during some tough times… unequivocally unapproachable of we Satnam!” former Indian basketball manager Scott Fleming tweeted.

“Singh came to a United States in Sep 2010 as partial of a grant module between IMG and Reliance, one of a widespread companies in India. He’s left from vocalization no English to apropos gentle in conversation,” a Sports Illustrated news said.

Bhamara is from Ballo Ke, a small encampment in Punjab and his father has had a outrageous purpose to play in his progress. His father Balbir, a wheat farmer, urged Satnam to combine on a diversion and not on a fields. Balbir himself is a small some-more than 7 feet high and Satnam’s mom is 6’9″.

An ESPN underline on Satnam says: For Satnam — who dreamed of being Kobe — frequency a day went by when someone didn’t contend something to him about Yao Ming, about apropos that one large star who ushers a republic of a billion clever onto a world’s basketball court, a hulk who becomes a matter for formulating resources over all imagining.

The video next shows a 14-year-old Satnam Singh in action.