Who is NBA's Princepal Singh

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By Ada Kohli
Published Nov 3, 2021

Hindustan Times

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Here is all you need to know about NBA’s Princepal Singh and his importance to the history of Indian basketball

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Singh became the first Indian player to be part of a winning title team in the NBA when his team, the Sacramento Kings won the 2021 NBA Summer League crown

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The former NBA Academy alumni has become the second Indian to feature in the NBA Summer League after Satnam Singh in 2017

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He joined the Indian NBA Academy in 2017 and moved to the NBA Global Academy in Australia in 2018

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Singh played in the NBA G-League, often seen as the stepping stone to one’s NBA career, with team Ignite in 2020

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At 20, he made his debut in the NBA Summer League with the Sacramento Kings and played for a total of 1 minute and 22 seconds against the Washington Wizards

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That created a giant leap in the history of Indian basketball

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Princepal Singh will now compete in the G-League for another season after he was drafted by Stockton Kings

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He started playing basketball in the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana when he was introduced to the sport in 2014

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He then joined the NBA Academy in Delhi where he trained for 18 months before moving to the NBA Global Academy in Australia 

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