Basketball and India

'We'll overcome this together': Princepal Singh prays for India, stresses key safety protocols amidst second wave of COVID-19

Currently in the USA, putting in the hard yards and working out during his offseason for the next step in his basketball career, Princepal Singh is more than aware of the state of affairs back home.

"I stay focused by speaking to them [parents] everyday over video call," Singh said, discussing how he concentrates on his workouts despite the record COVID-19 numbers coming out of India through April and May.

MORE: Princepal discusses what's next after Igntie season

Pouring his heart out, the 20-year-old recently shared a message on his Instagram handle.

"I pray for the safety of India and request you to stay home, stay safe, wear a mask and get vaccinated as soon as possible," Singh said stressing on key safety protocols.

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This past February, with the G League Ignite, Singh became the first NBA Academy alumni to not just log minutes but also score points in the G League.

He also became only the third Indian ever after Satnam Singh Bhamara and Amjyot Singh to feature and score in the G League.

Singh, however, isn't the first Indian basketball star to take to social media to use their voice to spread awareness.

Superstars such as Vishesh Bhrugivanshi, Shireen Limaye and Raspreet Sidhu have pledged signed basketball and jerseys to the highest donors towards COVID-19 relief funds.

MORE: India's top basketball stars pledge jerseys for COVID-19 relief funds

Meanwhile, although Singh's contract with the Ignite is over, he believes he's not done yet. Without giving too much away, he shared a hint of what lies ahead for him in the near future.

"Right now, my training is going on and it's going well. I'm not sure about what's next but I might play in the NBA Summer League or with another G League team."

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