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Punjabi youngster Prince Pal Singh from Ludhiana Basketball Academy, humble beginnings to a scholarship to train in USA
Fresh out of the heart of Punjab, another unlikely desi hoop dream is coming true. Prince Pal Singh (15), the son of an electrician from Gurdaspur, was chosen for a three-year scholarship worth $75,000 (Rs. 50 lakh) to train and go to school at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio, USA. The athletic youngster, already standing at 6-foot-7, was picked by FIBA agent Dermot Russell after he stood out from a field of 450 14 to 19-year olds at open trials conducted at the Delhi Public School in Rajnandgaon (Chattisgarh). The four-day trials - the first of its kind - was conducted by the Players1st Sports Managment in association with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre and School Games Federation of India (SGFI). Like many of India's supremely talented players to come out of Punjab, Prince honed his game over the last year at the famed Ludhiana Basketball Academy (LBA). His scholarship at the Spire Institute is set to last from July 2016 to September 2019. Aside from Prince, 14 more players will be awarded full scholarships across various academies in European countries following the Rajnandgaon trials. Prince's success story is eerily similar to that of Satnam Singh, who bounced from a tiny Indian village (Ballo Ke) to the LBA, and then, six years ago, was given a basketball scholarship by IMG Academy at age 14. Last year, made history by becoming the first Indian to be drafted into the NBA. "My prediction is that he could potentially been a NBA draft pick should he seize the opportunity he is currently been given," Dermot Russell, the FIBA agent, told SportsKeeda, "For Prince, the hard work starts now." Unsurprisingly, Satnam is Prince's role model. "I wish to become like Satnam," the young prospect told Times of India's Amit Sampat in an extensive story and interview.

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