New York: Satnam Singh Bhamara today became the first Indian basketball player to be drafted in the National Basketball Association (NBA) after being picked by Dallas Mavericks here.
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. Pic/ AFP
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.
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).