Satnam Singh becomes the first Indian to be picked in NBA


New York: Satnam Singh Bhamara  became the first Indian basketball player to be drafted in the National Basketball Association (NBA) after being picked by Dallas Mavericks.The 19-year-old, who hails from a remote village in Punjab and stands 7 feet 2 inches tall, was the 52nd pick in the NBA Draft.

Satnam Singh was selected amongst the 60 young men who will play basketball in the NBA next season. Gursimran “Sim” Bhullar was the first player of Indian origin to play in the NBA when he turned out for the Kings in three games in April.