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Who is Riyanshu Negi - The latest basketball sensation from India

As Indians continue to make early inroads into the world of NBA, Riyanshu Negi has emerged as the latest sensation. Negi becomes the fourth student-athlete from NBA Academy India to sign for a high-school program in the US.

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Last updated: 04.08.2022
Who is Riyanshu Negi the latest basketball sensation from India

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Basketball is one of America's most favorite sports and the NBA is one of the most marketed leagues, with fans from all over the world taking an interest in it.

 

As Indians continue to make early inroads into the world of NBA, Riyanshu Negi has emerged as the latest sensation.

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Negi becomes the fourth student-athlete from NBA Academy India to sign for a high-school program in the US.

 

Negi was selected to the NBA Academy in India in 2017 as a part of the inaugural class of student-athletes identified through the ACG-NBA Jump Program which started in 2016.

 

 

The 6’3” tall Negi credits the coaches at the academy for helping him grow. Negi, 18, operates as a shooting guard on the court. He hails from Roorkee, Uttarakhand and has been part of multiple basketball development camps organized by the NBA, including the 2017 and 2018 NBA Academy Games and the 2017 NBA Asia Pacific Camp in China.

 “I am incredibly grateful to Crandall University and coach Todd for this opportunity and look forward to developing my game and contributing to the Chargers’ campaigns on the court, while also advancing my academic goals,” said Negi. “I would like to thank everyone who has been a part of my journey and showing continued faith in my abilities.”


Through the ACG-NBA Jump Program, Negi was among the first batch of student-athletes to join NBA Academy India when it first opened its doors in 2017. He also participated in a number of basketball development camps, including the 2017 and 2018 NBA Academy Games, as well as the 2017 NBA Asia Pacific Camp in China.

Negi worked his way into the history books last year by signing with the DME Sports Academy, becoming the fourth male student-athlete from NBA Academy India to commit to a high-school or college basketball program in the United States. He joined Jagshaanbir Singh (Golden State Prep, Point Park University), Pranav Prince (First Love Christian Academy) and Amaan Sandhu (First Love Christian Academy).

 

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