India’s Jagshaanbir Singh receives U.S. scholarship

Jagshaanbir Singh becomes the first male player from NBA Academy India to receive the scholarship for a program in the U.S.

Last year, Jagshaanbir Singh had represented India in the FIBA U-18 Asian Championship.   -  AP (Representative Image)

Jagshaanbir Singh has become the first male player from NBA Academy India to receive a basketball scholarship with a program in the U.S. after he was signed up by the Golden State Prep (GSP). The 6ft 10inch center will join the Post Graduate Program of the institute based in Napa Valley next month.

Jagshaanbir was one of the first prospects to get selected for NBA Academy India through the ACG-NBA Jump program in 2017. The same year, he was selected for the NBA’s Asia Pacific Team Camp held in China.

'New challenge'

On his selection, Jagshaanbir said, “This program will be a new challenge and I am positive that at Golden State Prep I will hone my skills further. I would like to thank the team at NBA Academy India that contributed to my growth and prepared me to take this next step forward.”

In August 2018, Jagshaanbir represented India in the FIBA U-18 Asian Championship held in Thailand. “We are excited to have a player of Jagshaanbir’s calibre joining our program. We are certain that his on-court abilities coupled with his reading of the game will make him an ideal candidate for our team,” said Golden State Prep founder Jeremy Russotti.

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