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Stacking college basketball’s best freshmen — Biggest stars, surprises, those waiting their turn

ESPN+: The transition to college basketball is always difficult for freshmen, but the learning curve has steepened even more this season with limited offseason time, shortened preseasons and a choppy first month and a half of the season that saw dozens of games canceled or postponed.

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Sanjana Ramesh living and thriving in ‘isolation’ in build-up to second season with Northern Arizona University

First Post: It’s almost easy to forget that Sanjana Ramesh is just 19. Articulate and mature, the teenager opens up about the awkwardness of giving advice to others, becoming an adult, and growing as a basketball player.

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Powering forward: Sanjana only Indian in NCAA League, set to be the first cager to play competitive format

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International prospects have a heavy presence in the 2020 NBA Draft

The Rookie Wire: Nearly 70 attendees of Basketball Without Borders, a global development program, have been drafted or signed as free agents in the NBA and that number only projects to grow with the next class set for the draft on Wednesday.

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Chris Ebersole on international basketball taking over NBA

Ahead of next week’s NBA Draft, BasketballNews.com spoke over the phone with Chris Ebersole, the NBA’s Senior Basketbnews.com: Director of International Basketball Operations. He oversees the development of youth players in the NBA’s elite basketball programs: Basketball Without Borders and the NBA Academy. He also works closely with international scouts around the NBA.

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NBA G League’s Princepal Singh: ‘I hope to inspire the youth in India’

Hoops Hype: Even though India has a population of more than 1.3 billion people, few players in NBA history have ever been of Indian descent. In fact, the first in this lineage was Sim Bhullar in 2015 and since then there have been only three to play in NBA Summer League or the NBA G League.

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Globetrotting: Beyond the bubble, the NBA is still crossing borders

CBS Sports: While the playoffs are confined to Orlando, the game is only getting more global.

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Relaxed and calm, 19-year-old Princepal Singh understands landmark G League deal is stepping stone to realizing NBA dream

NBA India: “This would help me a lot with my development and with this deal, I could make it to the NBA,” Singh said on a conference call with Indian journalists a day after it was announced that he had signed with the G League.

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PRINCEPAL SINGH BECOMES FIRST NBA ACADEMY GRADUATE TO SIGN WITH NBA G LEAGUE

NEW YORK and MUMBAI, July 28, 2020 – NBA Academy graduate Princepal Singh, a 6-10
forward from Punjab, India, has signed to play in the NBA G League next season, it was announced
today by NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim.

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NIGERIA’S EFE ABOGIDI READY FOR LIFTOFF FROM NBA ACADEMY

CloseUp360: The word “viral” carries a much heavier connotation these days. But in 2017, years before the coronavirus shut down the basketball world (and much of human society), a 15-year-old from Nigeria rose up and went, yes, viral on social media from across the Atlantic.

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