India’s Palpreet Singh Brar became the second Indian-born basketball player to be picked in an NBA organised draft. He joined Satnam Singh Bhamara in the Development League, NBA’s official minor league. A six feet, nine inches, 200-pound Brar will look to make the most of the opportunity and hope to make the bigger leagues eventually.
The Long Island Nets chose Brar as the 14th pick in the fourth round of the draft. The Long Island Nets are owned by NBA franchise Brooklyn Nets and located in New York. The Long Island Nets will be making their debut as the 12th D-League team fully owned by an NBA franchise.
Brar was one of three Indians among the 182 shortlisted for the 2016 D-League draft. Amjyot Singh and Amritpal Singh, the other two Indians, were not picked.
Brar will be part of the Long Island Nets training squad from which 10 players will be picked for the final squad. If selected, Brar will join Bhamara and Sim Bhullar as the third player of Indian origin player to play in D-League. Bhamara is still with the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Legends while Bhullar joined the Taiwanese League early this year.