In a heartwarming gesture, Basketball Federation of India President K Govindaraj has pledged financial support Satnam Singh’s family, with a monthly stipend of Rs 50,000.
The 19-year-old Satnam done story progressing this year by becoming a initial Indian inhabitant to be drafted as a player in a National Basketball Association (NBA). Govindaraj done this proclamation during a assembly with Satnam during an eventuality organized by NBA India.
Explaining a logic behind this decision, Govindaraj said, “By overcoming countless obstacles, Satnam has immensely contributed in putting Indian basketball on a universe map, and continues to move certain courtesy to a competition within India. Even yet he is still really young, he has already shown himself to be a able purpose indication for other Indian youth to aspire and realize their full potential.”
Satnam’s story is a conspicuous fairytale of grit, hope, courage and maximisation of inherited attributes by proper training and timely exposure. The son of a farmer, Satnam grew up in a little encampment of Ballo Ke in Punjab. By a age of 9, he was already 6ft tall, and during a recommendation of an uncle, he was sent to Ludhiana Basketball Academy to file his talent.
At a age of 14, he was awarded a 4 year scholarship to sight in a USA. He kept creation fast strides, while parallely returning to India during his breaks to represent his home state of Punjab in a inhabitant championships.
He has also represented a Indian youth and senior national teams in a past. In this regard, he simplified his earlier comments on his accessibility to play for a country.
Satnam informed, and a NBA confirmed, that while his focus is on representing his group Dallas Mavericks and its Developmental League associate Texas Legends, with enough advance notice he will be absolved to enclose inhabitant colours as prolonged as it doesn’t dispute with his NBA commitments.