Basketball is a famous sport across the world but was not that famous in India initially, but now the players of the Indian basketball Team are taking this game to the next level in India. They are attracting the people towards this game with their amazing gameplay on the national and international levels. Like other sports, India has both men’s and women’s teams of basketball which comes under the Basketball Federation of India (BFI). The BFI was founded in 1950 and it’s headquartered in New Delhi. All the national teams of basketball across the world come under the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) which was founded in 1932 and it has it’s headquartered in Mies, Geneva, Switzerland. The FIBA ranking men’s basketball team is 73 (till 3rd March 2020) and women’s basketball team is 69 (till 12th February 2020). The basketball players of both India’s Men’s and Women’s team are also famous globally and you might be excited to know their names.
List Of Famous Players Of Indian Basketball Team:
1. Satnam Singh:
Satnam Singh Bhamara is the full name of Satnam Singh who born on 10th December 1995 at Baloke, Punjab, India. He is undoubtedly the huge name that gets mostly heard in India when it’s about basketball and is the first India born player who gets drafted in American Basketball League(NBA). In the year 2015, the Dallas Mavericks drafted him as the 52nd overall pick and for few years he also played in G-league. Currently, he is playing in the NBL of Canada from St. John’s Edge and people have always been a lot of expectations from the 7ft 2 inches tall man of India but unluckily he has not been able to meet that level of expectations.
(Satnam Singh Instagram Account: https://www.instagram.com/hellosatnam/?hl=en)
2. Amjyot Singh:
The full name of Amjyot is Amjyot Singh Gill who born in Chandigarh, India on 27th January 1992 and is one of the famous players of the Indian Basketball Team who captained the Indian team in FIBA Asia cup. In 2015 he played for Hyogo Impulse in the BJ Challange Summer Leauge of Japan in which he gave a remarkable performance and the Tokyo Excellence of National Basketball Development League (NBDA) signed a one year contract with him and become the first Indian player who played in a professional basketball league outside India. He is the second Indian player to get drafted in the G-League of NBA with Oklahoma City Blue.
(Amjyot Singh Instagram Account: https://www.instagram.com/amjyot.gill/?hl=en)
3. Amritpal Singh:
Amritpal Singh is the first player from the Indian Basketball Team who was signed by Sydney Kings to play in the Australian National basketball league(NBL) and was also signed by Tokyo Excellence of National Basketball Development League (NBDA) in 2015. He is born on 5th January 1991. In the South Asian Championship, he was crowned as MVP for leading the team India to the tournament title in the process.
4. Anitha Pauldurai:
Anitha Pauldurai is born on 22nd June 1985 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She got retired in 2018 and was the most consistent player of the Indian team. In 2013 she was in the list of top 10 players of FIBA Asian women’s championship and also won the gold medal on three FIBA Asian Basketball Championship Doha.
(Anitha Pauldurai Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/anithapauldurai07/)
5. Geethu Anna Jose:
Geethu Anna Jose born in Kollad, Kottayam, Kerala India on 30th June 1985 and is the first women Indian basketball player who played for Australian club Ringwood Hawks. She has also captained the Indian women’s national basketball team. In 2008 because of her remarkable performance, she got a spot in Team Dandenong in the Women’s NBL (Australia’s elite professional league) but she rejected this offer due to her personal reasons.
(Geethu Anna Jose Instagram Account: https://www.instagram.com/rahulgeethu/)
6. Prashanti Singh:
Prashanti Singh the shooting guard of the Indian National basketball team who born in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India on 5th May 1984. She is the first Indian women basketball player who received civilian award Padma Shree in 2019 and the Arjuna award in 2017. She holds the record on winning the highest number of medals in the National Championship. Her younger sister Pratima Singh is also a basketball player who got married to Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma.
(Instagram Account Of Prashanti Singh: https://www.instagram.com/prashantisingh/)
“Like cricket, we should support the basketball and support the players of this sport and encourage them so that they get inspired to give the best performances. So that the graph of the Indian basketball team also gets reach to higher peaks of success and will come in the list of top 10 teams of the world.”
The list of the players is taken after the various research studies and Reporter Aunty does not claim this. Please comment below and tell us the names of your favorite basketball players.