Satnam keen to bounce back in Indian circuit

After a brief stint in the NBA, Indian basketball start Satnam Singh is now keen to prove himself in the domestic circuit.

Satnam Singh, who in 2015 became the first Indian-born player to get picked in the NBA draft, endured through a disappointing run in his attempt to make a mark in North America.   -  V. Ganesan

After leaving American shores on a low, Satnam Singh is focussed on redeeming himself on the Indian basketball circuit.

Satnam, who in 2015 became the first Indian-born player to get picked in the NBA draft, endured through a disappointing run in his attempt to make a mark in North America. The 22-year-old received very limited playing time with NBA G League side Texas Legends, and was released from his contract late last year.

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Now back in India, Satnam is keen to get his career on track. “My contract with the Texas Legends is over. I’m in India to compete in the United Basketball Alliance (UBA), and to play for the national team,” Satnam said, at the launch function of Jain University’s VIE-2018 All-India sports extravaganza here on Thursday.

Asked if he could have done more to cement a place in the Texas Legends team, Satnam replied, “I did my best, but I didn’t get enough court-time. There are many quality players in North America, so it was a tough situation. It's not all over yet though. I want to keep working on my game and return to the U.S. some day."