India’s Amjyot Singh will be part of the player draft for NBA’s G League to be held later on Saturday in New York.
The 25-year-old has been part of India’s national basketball team since 2015. He has represented Delhi Capitals of the UBA Pro Basketball League. And also turned up for the Tokyo Excellence in Japan. At 6’8”, he is primarily a forward.
Amjyot hails from Chandigarh and is an alumni of the Ludhiana Basketball Academy that has trained many of India’s top players, such as Satnam Singh Bhamara, Amritpal Singh, and Jagdeep Singh.
One hundred and forty-six players are eligible to be selected. However, no trades will be permitted during the four-round draft and only players signed to an NBA G League Standard Player Contract are eligible to be selected. Teams are required to make at least three selections during the draft. Once a team declines to make a pick, it may not make another selection for the remainder of the event.
The G League is the NBA’s official minor division. It prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. The League features 26 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2017-18 season.