Ace India basketball player Princepal Singh has signed a two-year contract with New Zealand Breakers in Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL), it has been announced.
The Auckland-based club on Wednesday announced the signing of the 20-year-old power forward Princepal Singh, who stands 6’9″ in his shoes.
Singh has signed a two-year development contract with has an option of extending it into the third year.
The 20-year-old hails from Dera Baba Nank in Punjab and is a graduate of the NBA Global Academy in Canberra.
Singh is no stranger to the NBL as he has featured in the Next Gen camp in 2019 as well as playing in the NBL1 competition with the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence.
He has also appeared in several high-profile international basketball events in the NBA Academy program, including Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Asia 2018 and the 2018 NBA Global Camp.
Singh said that he has chosen to play for the NZ Breakers as the club has become a proven pathway for the NBL.
Commenting on the signing, an elated Singh said: “The Breakers have shown with guys like RJ Hampton, Ousmane Dieng, and Hugo Besson that they are the premier team at developing players in the world.”
“I am really excited to join the team and continue my development under Dan Shamir,” Singh was quoted as saying by the NZ Breakers while making the announcement of his signing.
On the other hand, NZ Breakers’ owner Matt Walsh felt that Singh’s arrival into camp will further solidify the Breakers as an elite destination in the world for global talent.
“Prince comes with experience from the NBA global academy and G-League Ignite. He’s a very talented young man, one of the top prospects ever from India, and we’re excited to have him,” Walsh said.
After the development, Singh is likely to join the NZ Breakers in Australia at the end of December for the upcoming season of NBL22.
Singh has also represented India in many international competitions as part of the Indian men’s senior national team.