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Satnam Singh shares heartfelt farewell message to St. John's Edge as the season ends in the NBL Canada Finals

Satnam Singh at the 2018-19 season home opener.
(St. John's Edge/Facbook)

Early this past Friday, May 17th, Satnam Singh and the St. John's Edge lost Game 4 120-130 to the Moncton Magic , crowing the latter as the 2018-19 NBL Canada Champions.

Despite the finals loss via a sweep, the 2018-19 campaign was a great season for the St. John's Edge, who were only in their second season in the league.

The Edge finished the 40-game regular season with a 21-19 record, tied for second in the Central Division and fifth overall. In the first round, the Division Semifinals, the Edge beat the Sudbury Five 3-2 and then, they advanced to the NBL Canada Finals by defeating the KW Titans 4-2 in the Division Finals.

Satnam Singh, who joined the team at the beginning of this season, averaged 2.1 points and 1.2 rebounds on 54.7% shooting from the field in 38 games.

One of the most productive games of Satnam's season would have to be Game 1 of the Finals when he recorded a near double-double of 7 points and 8 rebounds while playing a postseason-high 12 minutes.

With this season, where he became the first Indian-born player to feature in the NBL Canada League, Satnam continues to push the envelope for Indian born players to search for opportunities to play professional basketball outside India.

In 2015, he became the first Indian-born player to be drafted into the NBA with the 52nd pick by the Dallas Mavericks. The two seasons after that, representing the Texas Legends, he became the first Indian-born player to feature in the NBA G-League.

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