At 14, Could 7-Foot Satnam Launch India’s Global Basketball Future?

November 13th, 2010 by Doug Brodess Leave a reply »
India and basketball...two words that have never been closely associated.

While the sport has been played in India for decades, basketball has never remotely come close to attracting the interest that cricket (most popular sport) or field hockey (official national sport) have among the Indian population.  All that could change in the next several years.

In the same way that Yao Ming's emergence changed the way China paid attention to basketball, a young, teenage boy from a small Punjab village may initiate a similar impact on the sports landscape of the world's second-most populous country.

Satnam Singh Bhamara is a 7-foot, 250 pound, 14-year-old who is currently training at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He came to the United States for the first time less than two months ago, one of 29 student athletes (both male and female in three different sports) from India who will train at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla,. The scholarship program that these students are involved in hopes to further build and advance sports and other interests in the young people of I ...

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