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Princepal Singh: First ever Indian to be in NBA title-winning team

Princepal Singh hails from Gurdaspur, Punjab. He is the first Indian to be in the National Basketball Association (NBA) title-winning team.

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Debangshu Biswas
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Princepal Singh is part of the Sacramento Kings' squad that went on to win the 2021 NBA Summer League. This makes him the first Indian in NBA history to be part of a championship roster at any level of the NBA.

The Kings dominated the championship game against the Boston Celtics, clinching the title with a 100-67 win on Tuesday. The 6-foot-9 forward made history for India after he scored on the Pick and Roll and won NBA Summer League Championship. The title also made the Kings the only franchise to win the summer league multiple times.

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In the final, Princepal Singh played the final 4:08 mins of the game and finished with two points. He also scored the Kings final bucket which took them to 100. Moreover, he also pulled down the one rebound. The 20-year-old has now set a very high bar for future NBA Academy India graduates.

Earlier in the year, Singh had become the first-ever NBA Academy Global alumni to sign a G League contract and the first-ever NBA Academy India alumni to sign a professional contract when he agreed to a deal with the Ignite.

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