First Indian Basketball Player Selected by NBA
Basketball player Satnam Singh Bhamar of Punjab has got a rare achievement. He is the first Indian player to be selected by America’s prestigious National Basketball Association (NBA). The Dallas Mavericks announced over twitter about selecting Satnam as 52nd player. Indian basketball fans are overjoyed upon hearing news that an Indian is selected by the NBA. The 19-year-old player is 7’2” tall. He led the Indian team in Asian Basketball Championship held in 2011. He recorded history as the youngest Indian basketball player. Satnam Singh has been undergoing training in Florida since past 5 years. An Indian player named Sim Bhullar was picked by NBA in past. However, his family possessed Indian background but Bhullar was born in Canada.
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) June 26, 2015