India’s top prospect also joins Sotto, Green in NBA G League
MANILA, Philippines — Another Asian prospect just signed with the NBA G League, president Shareef Abdur-Rahim announced.
Indian big man Princepal Singh on Tuesday teamed up with the likes of Filipino center and Fil-American guard Jalen Green in the G League’s pathway program.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer Princepal the opportunity to begin his professional basketball journey in the NBA G League,” said Abdur-Rahim in a statement.
“We’ve long hoped that our development pathway for elite high school players would include roster spots for emerging international talent, including players who have participated in the NBA Academy program, and we’re excited to have Princepal forge this new path and develop his skills in our league.”
The 6-foot-10 Singh became the first NBA Academy India graduate to sign a pro deal. He is also the first NBA Academy alum to sign in the G League.
Singh joined the NBA Academy India in 2017 then entered the NBA Global Academy, the league’s hub for top male and female prospects from outside the United States, the following year.
“We are very proud of Princepal, who has worked extremely hard to earn this opportunity as he continues to be a trailblazer for the NBA Academy program and basketball in India,” said NBA vice president and head of International Basketball Development Troy Justice.
“Playing in the NBA G League alongside some of the most talented up-and-coming players and under the tutelage of head coach Brian Shaw will allow Princepal to build on the foundation and framework he developed under an incredible staff of NBA Academy coaches in India and Australia over the last several years.”
Singh will play alongside Sotto, Green and other top young prospects in Isaiah Todd, Daishen Nix and Jonathan Kuminga on the same team that will be under the tutelage of head coach Brian Shaw, a five-time NBA champion and former NBA head coach.
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