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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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Mathurin, Prosper pioneers at NBA Academy

SI: When Bennedict Mathurin signed up to join the NBA Academy in 2018 he couldn’t have known what to expect.

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The evolution of Ben Mathurin, and an inside look at the NBA academies

The Athletic: In 2018, Montreal’s Bennedict Mathurin became the first Canadian-born student-athlete to join the NBA Academy Latin America, an elite basketball training center in Mexico City comprising the top male and female prospects throughout the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.

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How the NBA Global Academy prepared Santiago Vescovi to make a splash with Vols

USA TODAY: Marty Clarke needed a point guard at the NBA Global Academy in the summer of 2019. The vacancy came at an odd time. The academy, based in Canberra, Australia, starts its season at the end of January, so the demand arose midseason.

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