Vishesh becomes first Indian to ink deal in NBL

Former India captain Vishesh Bhriguvanshi has been roped in by Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League, the professional basketball league of Australia, in a one-year training deal.

Vishesh Bhriguvanshi was first signed by Dream Basketball Academy for the year 2017-18, through which he got the opportunity to train with the 36ers.

 

Former India captain Vishesh Bhriguvanshi has been roped in by Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League, the professional basketball league of Australia, in a one-year training deal. He is NBL’s first Indian born player since Eban Hyams in 2006-07.

The 25-year-old Bhriguvanshi, who plays for Indian national team, is only eligible to play if he replaces an injured player.

He was first signed by Dream Basketball Academy for the year 2017-18, through which he got the opportunity to train with the 36ers.

Adelaide 36ers CEO Guy Hedderwick said he is pleased to have Bhriguvanshi train with his team. “Vishesh is an exciting talent from India, renowned for his court presence and intuitive feel for the game,” Hedderwick said.

“We’re looking forward to connecting with the Indian community during his basketball journey.”

Raheim  Brown, the managing director and co-founder of The Dream Basketball Academy, said. “With his competitive spirit and style of play on the court and his humble but strong personality off the court, he is a great addition for us,” Brown said.

“We look forward to this new relationship, not only with Vishesh, but with the whole of India. He will represent the Dream Academy and the Adelaide 36ers proudly for his country and himself.”

Bhriguvanshi will arrive in Adelaide in the coming weeks to begin training alongside the 36ers.

Source: NBL website