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Indian basketball player Amjyot Singh enters 2017 NBA G League Draft

Amjyot Singh, an alumni of the Ludhiana Basketball Academy that has trained top players, was selected to be a part of the 2017 NBA G League Draft.

other sports Updated: Oct 21, 2017 21:17 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New York
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Amjyot Singh became the latest Indian basketball player to be included in the 2017 NBA G League Draft.(Twitter)

Indian basketball player Amjyot Singh has entered the player draft for NBA’s G League to be held in New York.

Amjyot Singh is an alumni of the Ludhiana Basketball Academy that has trained top players, such as Satnam Singh Bhamara, Amritpal Singh and Jagdeep Singh.

One hundred and forty-six players are eligible to be selected in the 2017 NBA G League Draft, which will take place later today.

No trades will be permitted during the four-round draft and only players signed to an NBA G League Standard Player Contract are eligible to be selected.

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Teams are required to make at least three selections during the draft. Once a team declines to make a pick, it may not make another selection for the remainder of the event.

The 25-year-old Amjypt hails from Chandigarh and has been part of India’s national basketball team since 2015.

He has represented Delhi Capitals of the UBA Pro Basketball League and also turned up for the Tokyo Excellence in Japan. The 6 foot 8 inch Amjyot is primarily a forward.

First Published: Oct 21, 2017 16:39 IST