Geethu Anna Rahul: "I want to be a role model for other youngsters."
John Wooden: “It isn't what you do, but how you do it.”
Vishesh Bhriguvanshi: “I never imagined I’ll be leading the national team.”
Pratham Singh: “My teammates are like my family.”

"It's a proud moment for Indian Basketball, we have high expectations from Amjyot to make the country proud. BFI have been and will always provide all the support to our players which is required for the players to excel at the highest level." - K. Govindaraj, President, BFI.

Bengaluru, 3rd November 2017: India's star forward Amjyot Singh Gill added another feather in his cap by making it to the final roster of the NBA G League side Oklahoma City Blue. With this achievement, Amjyot becomes the first Indian national to get drafted to the final roster directly from the G League Draft. 

 

"It's a proud moment for Indian Basketball, we have high expectations from Amjyot to make the country proud. BFI have been and will always provide all the support to our players which is required for the players to excel at the highest level." - K. Govindaraj, President, BFI.

 

 

"BFI is committed to providing the best coaching and other facilities to the Indian players and Amjyot's elevation is an inspiration to the younger generation of players in India. His achievement will encourage the Indian basketball players to achieve the highest level. This achievement not only reflects Amjyot's hard work and dedication also the efforts put in by the Federation and the Indian basketball community to uplift the game of basketball in India." - Chander Mukhi Sharma, Secretary General, BFI.

 

Last year, Amjyot along with Amritpal Singh and Palpreet, signed the NBA D-League player's contract and had opted for the tryouts. While Palpreet was drafted in, he failed to make it to the final roster of the Long Island Nets. Amjyot and Amritpal missed out last year, but Amjyot went back more prepared and determined this year and his perseverance paid off.

 

 

 

The NBA G League formerly known as the NBA D(Development) League is NBA’s minor league where players get a chance to showcase and develop their talent to get an opportunity in the NBA, the most competitive and popular professional basketball league in the world. Earlier on 21st October, Amjyot was one of the 4 players added in the 2017 G League Draft by OKC Blue, as the 103rd overall pick (25th pick in the fourth round). 146 players had been enlisted in the draft. After the draft, players went through a one week long training camp after which the final roster was decided.

 

 

OKC Blue opens its 2017-18 regular season on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Cox Convention Center versus the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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