Height: 6’11” ft (210 cm)
Weight: 116 kg (256 lb)
Standing Reach: 9’2” (279 cm)
Amritpal Singh is the traditional late bloomer story, discovered due to his height at 19 years old, he went from helping his father plough a rice field to captaining the Indian National Team during the most recent 5th FIBA Asia Cup held in Wuhan, China. An extremely quick learner, Amritpal was selected to his first Indian National Team at the age of 20 to compete in the 26th FIBA Asia Basketball Championship in 2011, only one and half years after picking up the ball for the first time.
Under the tutelage of International expert coaches, he has progressed over the past 3 years to become one of the best big men on the Asian circuit, developing a variety of post-moves through quality footwork usually only showcased by guards and can shoot from 17-19 feet out on regular basis. He posted a double-double, 20 points and 11 rebounds, against the American Centre Marcus Douthit of Philippines and dominated the middle during India’s historic victory over China during the 5th FIBA Asia Cup.
After dominating the Indian Basketball scene for the past 2-3 years, Amritpal is ready to take his talents outside India and further his development while playing in the top leagues across the world. He recently concluded successful stints in professional leagues in Japan. Beginning with Hyogo Impulse of the BJ Challenge Summer League, the centre quickly upgraded his team after impressing scouts in Japan. After a few months at Hyogo, he transferred to play for Tokyo Excellence in the Japanese Development League (NBDL) where he played a key role to lead the team to the championship in his debut season.
At only 26 years old and a fast learner, he has plenty of room to develop and is ready to get started with your team.
- • Tokyo Excellence, Tokyo – National Basketball Development League o September 2015 – March 2016
- o Key member of squad that won the championship the past season
- Played in the BJ Challenge Summer League, Japan for the Hyogo Impulse team from June-August 2015
International Participation (Indian National Team):
• 2017 FIBA Asia Cup (Beirut, Lebanon – 8th to 20th August, 2017)
• 2017 South Asian Basketball Championship (Male, Maldives – 19th to 23rd May, 2017)
• 2016 21st Best Mart 360° Super Kung Sheung Cup International Basketball Invitation Championship (Hong Kong – 13th to 18th Dec, 2016)
• 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge (Tehran, Iran – 9th September to 18th September 2016)
• 28th FIBA Asia Championship for Men 2015 (Changsha, China – 23rd September to 3rd October, 2015) o Member of starting five
• 5th FIBA Asia Cup (Wuhan, China – 11th to 19th July 2014) o Defeated China – first time in Indian basketball history (5 on 5)
• 24th FIBA Asia Champions Cup (Amman, Jordan – 13th to 21st September 2013)
• 4th FIBA Asia Cup (Tokyo, Japan – 14th to 22nd September 2012)
• 26th FIBA Asia Championship (Wuhan, China – 15th to 25th September 2011)