Satnam Singh was drafted by United Basketball Alliance (UBA) for its fifth season on Friday.
Satnam made history when he was drafted in the second round of the 2015 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks with the 52nd overall pick. The 7’2 Punjab lad played for the Mavericks’ in the NBA’s Summer League and spent two years with the Texas Legends, a G-League affiliate of the franchise.
AC Green, Director of Sport at the UBA of India, has announced the signing of Satnam, who two years ago became the first Indian national to be drafted into the NBA League. Green said the UBA is happy that Satnam has the opportunity to play in India in front of his friends, family and fans in the upcoming season.
Talking about his association with UBA, Satnam said, “I want to play an active role in the journey to take Indian basketball to the next level. I’m very excited to play in the UBA along with the best players from India and abroad. I’ve been working for an opportunity to show what I can do and this will be the perfect stage for me to compete at the highest level in front of my fans in India. UBA also gives me an opportunity to work on my game and see the love for basketball grow in this country.”
Satnam had few opportunities to play for India over the years due to his training commitments and constraints in the United States. Now at the age of 21, he’ll finally play in front of Indian fans when he makes his UBA debut this season.