Satnam Singh becomes first Indian to be selected in NBA
26/06/2015 15:38

Nineteen-year-old Satnam Singh Bhamara on Friday has become the first Indian basketball player to be drafted in the National Basketball Association (NBA) after being picked by Dallas Mavericks in New York, as per the PTI report.

Bhamara hails from a remote village in Punjab and stands 7 feet 2 inches tall. He 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.

The Dallas Mavericks are a professional basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. They are members of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association.

Since their inaugural 1980-81 season, The Dallas Mavericks have won three division titles (1987, 2007, 2010), two conference championships (2006, 2011), and one NBA Championship (2011).