The St. Johnâ€™s Edge, a basketball club in Canada has completed the signing of Indian National Team player Satnam Singh Bhamara for the upcoming season of NBL Canada.
Cornerstone Sport played a big role in the signing
Cornerstone Sport, a sport management and talent representation agency played a vital role in the signing negotiation between St.Johnâ€™s Edge and Satnam.
Bunty Sajdeh, CEO, Cornerstone Sport, said â€œIndia is a young, emotional country and always looking for icons to lookup to. And Basketball as a sport has always been popular in India. Satnam Singh, his journey this far and now signing with the Edge in Canada gives us all someone to look forward to, to follow and encourage.â€�
Speaking about the move, the 22-year-old said â€œI am really excited to be a part of St Johnâ€™s Edge. It’s a very proud moment, and I am sure this will encourage many others to pick up basketball as a career. I am very thankful to everyone who supported me and helped me become who I am today.”
â†•ï¸�ROSTER MOVE | The St. John's Edge have signed Satnam Singh @hellosatnam for the 2018-19 season.
— St. John's Edge (@stjohnsedge) September 6, 2018
Dough Plumb â€“ â€˜really pleasedâ€™
St. John’s EdgeÂ boss Dough Plumb Â also had his say on the deal.
â€œWeâ€™re excited to add Â Satnam to our team; he brings a history of NBA and International playing pedigree to our team. Itâ€™s remarkable to truly understand where heâ€™s come from and where he is today. This is a great signing not only for our organization but for our league.â€�
Satnam’s journey so far
Singâ€™s journey to professional basketball was unique compared to most, leaving his town of Ballo Ke in Ludhiana at the age of 14, to pursue a basketball scholarship at the highly-touted IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
In 2015, Singh was the first Indian born player to be drafted by an NBA team, the Dallas Mavericksâ€™ affiliate team the Texas Legends, and he was also the first player to enter the NBA draft without playing in college or overseas since 2005. Representing India at the FIBA Asia Championship in 2011, 2013, and 2017, Satnam is now on his way to Canada to prove his might.
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