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    KINGS SIGN CENTER SIM BHULLAR: Becomes the first player of Indian descent to ink an NBA contract

    Sim Bhullar in action during a Sacramento Kings v Charlotte Hornets summer league game. Bhullar played only limited minutes.
    by Gopalakrishnan R

    Press, Release, SACRAMENTO, CA —- The Sacramento Kings signed center Sim Bhullar to a contract, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’ Alessandro. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Bhullar becomes the first player of Indian descent to sign with an NBA team. The 7-foot-5, 360-pound center was a member of the Kings squad that captured the 2014 Samsung NBA Summer League title in Las Vegas. In his two seasons at New Mexico State, the Aggies standout averaged 10.2 points (.633 FG%, .496 FT%),...

  • Finally!

    Ending long wait, Geethu Anna Jose recommended for Arjuna Award

    Geethu Anna Jose
    by Gopalakrishnan R

    New Delhi, 13 August 2014: Geethu Anna Jose’s phone hasn’t stopped ringing over the last day or so. “I have got more than 160 missed calls and many congratulatory SMSes. It is incredible to see so much support for Indian basketball,” an elated Jose tells us over phone. The veteran female hoopster, now 29-years-old, has been recommended for the prestigious Arjuna Award for the year 2014 for her contribution to Indian basketball. This will end a 13 year long wait for an Arjuna Award to a member of the Indian basketball community (the last...

  • Know Your Stars

    A Fire Burns Within: Prasanna Venkatesh

    Prasanna Venkatesh Pic 1 Photo Courtesy Prasanna Venkatesh
    by Gopalakrishnan R

    This profile first appeared in the tadpoles magazine on April 1, 2014 and can be accessed here. “What is your favourite part of basketball: dribbling, passing or shooting?” “Defence.” pat comes the reply from Prasanna Venkatesh, a 21-year-old guard from Tamil Nadu. There’s a trace of aggression in his voice. It’s almost as if Prasanna is ready to play defense in the middle of the interview itself. The fire is unmistakable; the hunger unmatched. Unlike many of his contemporaries at Indian Overseas Bank, Chennai like Pratham Singh,...

Kerala Basketball: 11th Lourdean All Kerala Inter School Tournament Concludes

Posted on: Aug 25 2014 - 6:39pm | #0
In: Breaking News, Press Releases, Tournaments
Gopalakrishnan R
Winner Boys: St Josephs HSS Thiruvananthapuram

Babykutty, Press Release: In the girls division, Little Flower Koratty and in boys division St Joseph’s Thiruvananthapuram won the 11th Lourdean Basketball Tournament for Boys and Girls here at the Lourdes Public School’s flood lit stadium in Kottayam. In the sub junior division host Lourdes Public School won the title as they beat Mar Baselios School 26-16. In the girls final, Little Flower HSS Koratty defeated SN Trust Kollam 53-38 with Vimmy Varkey top scoring for Little Flower with 14 points followed by Anna Rose Thomas and India Nelson making 11 each. For S N Trust Kollam Aneeta P V was the top scorer with 11 points. Special awards were distributed to Ann Rose Thomas of LF Koratty and Amal Johnson who were adjusted as best...

Assumption College Basketball team.

Kerala Basketball: Double Delight for Assumption College

Babykutty, Press Release: It was a double delight for Assumption College Changancherry as both their basketball and volleyball teams emerged champions at the Golden Jubilee Memorial 16th All Kerala Inter Collegiate Basketball Tournament and 21st Sister Teresa Memorial Volleyball Tournament here at Assumption College Changanacherry. In an exciting final round...

Posted on: Aug 22 2014 - 11:06am | #0
In: Press Releases, Tournaments
Gopalakrishnan R

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A Fire Burns Within: Prasanna Venkatesh

This profile first appeared in the tadpoles magazine on April 1, 2014 and can be accessed here. “What is your favourite part...

Joginder Singh Saharan
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Mr BIG SHOT- Joginder Singh Saharan

An abridged version of this profile first appeared in the tadpoles magazine. That post that be accessed here. “STAR OF THE DAY!”...

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