Senior India basketball players invited for NBL Draft combine

The NBL Draft combine will be held on April 17 and 18 at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre where a total of 80 players are expected to participate.

Under the new rules of the NBL, players belonging to countries of the FIBA Asia zone would be given a separate spot.   -  AP

Senior India basketball players Amjyot Singh Gill, Amritpal Singh, Yadwinder Singh, and Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, have been invited by the National Basketball League (NBL) – the professional basketball league of Australia -- for the NBL Draft combine for the upcoming season 2017-18.

The combine will be held on April 17 and 18 at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre where a total of 80 players are expected to participate.

It will include returning US college players, South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL) players, Australian state league players, and members of Australia’s national Under-18 and Under-20 teams.

Under the new rules of the NBL, players belonging to countries of the FIBA Asia zone would be given a separate spot that would not take up any of the three spots reserved for the foreign players. This move has been made to attract top Asian talent to the NBL.

As standard practice, players participating in the Draft Combine must pay an entry fee of AUD USD 250. However, this fee has been waived off for all the invited Indian players.