Basketball and India

Satnam Singh becomes first Indian born basketball player to play in Canada's NBL

Satnam Singh has signed a one-year contract with the team for the 2018-19 season.
Satnam Singh has signed a one-year contract with the team for the 2018-19 season. (St. John's Edge - NBL Canada)

Over the past few years, Satnam Singh has made basketball history for Indian athletes in the sport.

In 2015, he became the first Indian-born basketball player to be drafted in the NBA in 2015 and subsequently becoming the first Indian-born play to participate in the NBA's D-League (now G-league) for the Texas Legends, the Dallas Mavericks' affiliate.

After two years with the Texas Legends and then a year off to focus on his national commitments, the baller from Punjab is back at it.

Last Sunday (Nov. 18), Satnam made history by becoming the first Indian-born basketball player to play in Canada's NBL when he made his debut in the team's season opener against the defending champions the London Lightning (103-107).

MORE: Satnam's schedule with St. John's Edge for the 2018-19 season

Here's a short highlight video of his best game so far. It came against the Moncton Magic in the team's home opener where he finished with 5 points on 2-3 shooting in 10 minutes.

Located in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador in the eastern-most portion of Canada, the Edge is one of the best teams in the league. They finished with the league's third-best record last season at 29-19 which was second in their division. After winning their opening round playoff series, the Edge lost in the Division Finals which is one step short of the league's championship series.

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