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Amjyot Singh

The 6ft 9inch Gill made the entire Indian sports fraternity take notice when he slammed home the powerful two handed alley-oop dunk during India’s historic win over China in the 2014 FIBA Asia Cup. Since then, the 24-year-old “Sultan of Swat” has grown from strength to strength. The versatile power forward went on a scoring spree during India’s memorable quarterfinal run in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship for Men, proving himself to be among Asia’s finest hoopsters. 2016 proved to be an equally significant year, as he, along with fellow Punjab baller, Amritpal Singh, led their Tokyo Excellence team to the National Basketball Development League (NBDL) Championship. Whether playing for club or country, Amjyot Singh Gill is a consummate professional and we are proud to represent him. Go Amjyot!

Amritpal Singh

If Amjyot is India’s most prolific basketball scorer, Amritpal is the bulwark that holds the Indian national men’s team together. A late entrant to the sport, the 6ft 11inch Amritpal comes from a family of farmers, and first traded a sickle for a basketball at the age of 18. But what a meteoric rise it has been since then. From graduating alongside Amjyot from the famed Ludhiana Basketball Academy, to helping his employers ONGC, Dehradun win in the 2014-15 Senior National Basketball Championship with an MVP calibre performance, to holding his own in many of India’s memorable Asian triumphs in the last 2 years, Amritpal’s is the true Cinderella story. His pioneering efforts continue in Japan, where he is teamed up with Amjyot for the Tokyo Excellence franchise which was recently crowned the National Basketball Development League (NBDL) Champions.

Yadwinder Singh

Now a veteran in the Indian basketball circuit, Yadwinder Singh is a 6 foot 6 swingman, who can play positions 2 to 4 with ease. The 30-year-old mercurial forward from Uttarakhand currently represents India’s leading club ONGC and has enjoyed success throughout his illustrious career. A ‘team first’ guy, Yadwinder is every coach’s dream come true with his hustle and defensive mentality. With his boundless energy on court and vocal ways, he is a guy who gives it all and does whatever his team asks of him. A multiple time national championship winner, his recent invitation to the NBL Draft Combine is a testament to his ability.

Palpreet Singh

The winner of the ACG NBA jump, a contest to scout the upcoming NBA worthy talent in India, Palpreet Singh Brar is a 6 foot 9 power forward with range! A product of the famous Ludhiana Basketball Academy, Palpreet is currently employed with the Indian Railways and is the star carrying their team. The first Indian to be drafted into the NBA D-League, Palpreet Singh is now following the steps of his seniors Amjyot and Amritpal by moving to Japan to ply his trade. Often described as ‘a guard trapped in a power forward’s body’, Palpreet fits perfectly as any team’s ‘stretch 4’. His athleticism and flexibility are remarkable for his size and hence he is being tipped as the next big thing in Indian basketball!

Rikin Pethani

A thinking centre/PF, Pethani is a rare basketball talent to have come out of Gujarat and cemented his place in the national side. An unconventional south paw, Pethani has a fluid stroke, an uncanny knack for being in the right position and a deceptively efficient game on both ends of the floor.

Aravind Annadurai

Tamil Nadu centre Aravind Annadurai is the ‘no fuss’ member of the Indian team and provides all the little intangibles to the national side. A very hardworking player, Annadurai is especially known for his abilities on the defensive end. Most recently, Annadurai was a member of the national side which secured a historic bronze at the 21st Super Kung Sheung Cup International Basketball Invitation Championship 2016 in Hong Kong. The Tanjore born 23-year-old is still on his upward curve with his best yet to come.