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Friday, 26 June 2015

First Indian to be drafted in NBA League

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Image: Satnam Singh Indian selected in 2015 NBA Draft

Satnam Singh, 7'2" who was born in Punjab created the history on 26 June 2015 by becoming first Indian to be drafted into the NBA League. He will play for the Dallas Mavericks. Satnam is first person who was born in India and then got selected in NBA draft. From the age of 12 he was practising in government academy in India and after two years he moved to Florida. There he spent five years in IMG academy.


Although Canada born Gursimran Bhullar aka Sim Bhullar is the first player of Indian origin to play in the US-based league. In this case Bhullar's parents migrated to Canada. So Sim was born in Canada only but the origin was India.

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