Top 10 Basketball Players of India: Do you know who are the Top 10 best basketball players of India? Here we have shared with you the information of the 10 best basketball players in India.
Top 10 Basketball players in India
India is a sports-loving country, but most people are inclined towards cricket. Hockey At number two, but many people do not even know about basketball. Keeping this in mind, we have shared with you the information of the Top 10 Basketball Players of India.
|Birth Date||7 August 1936|
|Award||Arjuna Award, Most Valuable Player of Asia|
This basketball player was considered one of the best players of his time. He is known as the scoring machine of Asia. He used to play for the Indian Arm Force and under his leadership, the Indian Arm Force also won 10 national titles. Out of that, he was also selected for Best Player many times. He had also played basketball from India, and he had performed brilliantly in the Asia Cup 1965. In this tournament, he is the highest goalscorer. In 1967, he was awarded the Arjuna Award.
|Born||1953 (age 68 years), Karnal|
|Ajmer Singh Height||6’6”|
|Award and Title||8 gold medals and Arjun Award in 1982|
Ajmer Singh was born in Haryana. He did his initial basketball practice in Kota, Rajasthan. Due to his good performance there, he got an opportunity to play for Rajasthan University. Later he joined the Indian Railways team(Haryana). He participated in many national competitions from Haryana Indian Railway and Rajasthan University and got 8 gold medals. Participated in the 1980 Moscow Olympics and 1982 Asian Games.
Sat Prakash Yadav
|Born||April 2, 1955 (age 66)|
|Sat Prakash Yadav Height||6’2”|
|Award and Title||Sports Ambassador Award by then US President Hon’ble Ronald Regan, Rajasthan’s Maharana Pratap Award in 1987,|
He is one of the famous basketball players of India. He was 6 feet 2 inches tall. Sat Prakash Yadav has also been the captain of the Indian team in his time. He has also been the coach of the Indian basketball team from 2015 to 2017. Sat Prakash Yadav Represented the Indian team in the 1981 Asian Basketball Competition held in Calcutta. In 1982 also, he represented the Indian team in the Night Asian Games.
|Born||20 July 1989 (age 31)|
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
|Akilan Pari Height||5’10”|
Akilan Pari was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His height is 5 feet 10 inches. Despite his height being less than the average height of a basketball player, he has been able to take his place due to his skill. He has also led the Indian team. He has captained the Tamil Nadu state team at under 10, under 13, under 18, and senior levels.
|Born||13 November 1991 (age 29)|
Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Vishesh Bhriguvanshi Height||6’5”|
|Achievement||Gold in 2014|
Vishesh Bhriguvanshi is one of the most talented players to have played for India. He was born in 1991 in Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh. His height is 6 feet 5 inches. He played 11 games for Bangalore Beast, where his average score was 30.8 He scored 57 points in a single match against Hyderabad. Due to his good performance, there was also a contract with the NBL. He was the first Indian to sign such a contract.
|Born||19 December 1991 (age 29 years), Amritsar|
|Amritpal Singh Height||6’11”|
|Achievement||Gold in 2014|
Amritpal Singh belongs to a farmer family and was born in 1991 in Punjab. Initially he tried his hand in Kabaddi, later in 2009 he started playing basketball. He first joined the Ludhiana Basketball Academy. His height was 6 feet 1 inch, due to which he was able to move easily. In 2011, he made his Indian national team debut in FIBA. Participated in all FIBA Asia Cups, Challenges and Champions Cups from 2013 to 2017.
Amjyot Singh Gill
|Born||27 January 1992 (age 29)|
|Position||Power forward / Small forward|
|Amjyot Singh Height||6’8”|
|Achievement||Gold in 2014|
Amjyot Singh Gill was born in Chennai in 1992. He started his career with his high school team in 2007. Later he started playing for the State team and Indian team in Under 16 category. Later he also played for Under 18. Amjyot Singh Gill joined the Ludhiana Academy for Basketball. He had S. Subramanian as his coach. His height was 6 feet and 8 inches. He made his debut in the 2011 FIBA Asia Championships. He has played for 2015–2016 – Tokyo Excellence, 2016–2017 – Delhi Capitals, 2017–2018 – Oklahoma City Blue, 2019 – Wisconsin Herd, 2019 – Punjab, and is currently with the Patriots BBC. He was also a part of the winning team of National Basketball Champions 2019.
|Born||December 10, 1995 (age 25)|
Baloke, Punjab, India
|Height of Satnam Singh||7’2”|
Satnam Singh belongs from “Ballo Ke” in a small village of Punjab. Inspired by his father and his unusual height, he took up basketball. Due to his ability, he made his place in the state team very soon. At the age of ten, he joined the Ludhiana Basketball Academy. He participated in the 2011 FIBA Championship and 2013 Asian Championship for India and later left the Indian team. He was also in the NBA draft in 2015 but did not get any pick, later he joined the Dallas Mavericks. He was the first player from India who was drafted into the NBA. He is currently associated with Wrestling and he was signed by All Elite Wrestling.
|Born||December 2, 1992, Canada|
|Sim Bhullar Height||7’5”|
|Achievement||Bronze in 2010 , Silver in 2015|
Sim Bhullar whose full name is Gursimran Singh Bhullar. He is the first player of Indian origin to play in America’s prestigious “National Basketball Championship”, that is, he is the first player of Indian origin to play in the NBA. His height is 7 feet 5 inches. He was born in Canada but even today his heart is Indian and he wants many more Indian players to play in NBA like him.
|Born||3 January 2001, Punjab(India)|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Height of Princepal Singh||6’9”|
|Achievement||Gold in 2017|
Princepal Singh was born in the year 2001 in Firozpur, Punjab. His height is 6 feet 9 inches. He started his career with volleyball. He later joined the Ludhiana Basketball Academy (LBA) in 2014. Furthermore, he learned to play basketball from Jaipal Singh. Moreover, he participated for India in the Under 16 Championship in 2017 and won the gold medal in the championship. In 2018, he became a part of the senior national team. He was also a part of the Indian team which is the winner of the National Basketball Championship winner (2019). From 2021 till now, he is part of New Zealand Breakers. He is the first Indian to be part of the NBA-winning team.
Here we have given you information about the Top 10 best basketball players of India. This is our opinion and yours may differ from it. If you also know about any good basketball player who has played for India, then definitely tell us in the comment below so that other people can get good information.