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    Talk about huge progress in two years. From the ESPN article:

    Or maybe our story ends in October 2011, when the kid has his first breakout performance at the FIBA Asia U16 Championship. There, after being overmatched by the excellent Chinese team in the first game, he slams down almost a point a minute in his next seven, including 41 against a very good Korean team, and leads the tournament in scoring. He hauls down nearly 10 rebounds a game and, according to Justice, is one of the two best post players there.





    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Basketball View Post
    He played in FIBA U-16 2009 Hamburg, Germany

    was very ineffective ... heres his boxscores

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    That really is amazing. In the 2009 U16's he averaged less than 2ppg and then two years later in the 2011 tourney he lead the whole thing in scoring including a 40 point game. Whatever they're teaching him at IMG, it really is working.

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    Another take from CNN on Satnam Singh.

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    what does he average at img if he just played a full season there in usa hs basketball? what was his img teams record? have you seen how he runs up and down the floor? looks like he'll have a short career running like that at that size. even if he did have a nice statistical game against korea and iraq, what were their center's height? werent they some 14 or 15 year old 6 foot 2 inch kids?

    when he played a 7 footer his size from china in this tournament he had 5 pts in 35 mins of play
    http://www.fibaasia.net/UserImages/B...1101884752.PDF
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Basketball View Post
    what does he average at img if he just played a full season there in usa hs basketball? what was his img teams record? have you seen how he runs up and down the floor? looks like he'll have a short career running like that at that size. even if he did have a nice statistical game against korea and iraq, what were their center's height? werent they some 14 or 15 year old 6 foot 2 inch kids?

    when he played a 7 footer his size from china in this tournament he had 5 pts in 35 mins of play
    http://www.fibaasia.net/UserImages/B...1101884752.PDF
    The dude was the leading scorer in the entire tourney, including 40 points against Korea and your trashing him because he had a subpar game against the player who may call the next Yao Ming? Gimme a break. Singh has been playing ball for less than 5 years. Don't be a such a hater. If you wanna know the height of the other centers, look it up. Your post is unbelievable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Basketball View Post
    what does he average at img if he just played a full season there in usa hs basketball? what was his img teams record? have you seen how he runs up and down the floor? looks like he'll have a short career running like that at that size. even if he did have a nice statistical game against korea and iraq, what were their center's height? werent they some 14 or 15 year old 6 foot 2 inch kids?

    when he played a 7 footer his size from china in this tournament he had 5 pts in 35 mins of play
    http://www.fibaasia.net/UserImages/B...1101884752.PDF
    yes the other teams didnt feature tall centers compared to satnam. still i think he can be valuable to India given his height and training he's getting at img if he keeps his focus, others have not been so fortunate here to get such facilities. im not too optimistic about his nba dreams though.

    you're right in saying that his records at img can give a better idea about how he's progressing and how he fares amongst players of his own height.

    about the china game their 7 footer played 15 min IIRC plus china were too good for India in all departments and had a big avg height advantage
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    Satnam Singh is a teammate of another Asian giant: Meng Xiang Yu of China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CKR13 View Post
    Satnam Singh is a teammate of another Asian giant: Meng Xiang Yu of China.

    How'd you find this picture? It's impossible to find stats about IMG's high school team. I wanted to see hoe Singh's been playing against American kids, but I can't find any game recaps or boxscores anywhere, they're so secretive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thespywhozaggedme View Post
    How'd you find this picture? It's impossible to find stats about IMG's high school team. I wanted to see hoe Singh's been playing against American kids, but I can't find any game recaps or boxscores anywhere, they're so secretive.
    Found it here:

    http://blog.imgacademies.com/2012/03...of-the-giants/

    Lots of good references and info over there.
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    its not hating its called player evaluation

    satnam singh played on the junior team at img this year and his team finished with a 5-22 record with 1 tie (?)

    you wont find individual stats

    http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools...tball/home.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Basketball View Post
    its not hating its called player evaluation

    satnam singh played on the junior team at img this year and his team finished with a 5-22 record with 1 tie (?)

    you wont find individual stats

    http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools...tball/home.htm
    I called your post "hating" because it was clearly an agenda based evaluation. You made a big deal about his worst game but failed to mention his overall stellar performance. If you were balanced, I would not have called out your post.

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    my agenda is to accurately rate his ability relative to the amount of publicity given to him. seems like youre emotionally attached to him which makes you perfect for bfi/nba india propaganda.

    see his game video and how he runs and plays against good competition. show his stats at img and game video if he is being marketed as the yao ming of india and an nba prospect.

    he seems like a nice man, i have contacts in punjab at ludhiana academy that say he's closer to 20 years old. its common practice to falsify birth certificates by 5 years so players can play in age level tournament in india.

    the 'kid' who was recently named mvp of the junior nationals, which is meant for u17 age group, is 21 or 22 years old.
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    I really hope he makes it into the NBA, been waiting for an Indian player for years, will be unbelievable if he makes it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Basketball;708424[B
    ]my agenda is to accurately rate his ability relative to the amount of publicity given to him.[/B] seems like youre emotionally attached to him which makes you perfect for bfi/nba india propaganda.

    see his game video and how he runs and plays against good competition. show his stats at img and game video if he is being marketed as the yao ming of india and an nba prospect.

    he seems like a nice man, i have contacts in punjab at ludhiana academy that say he's closer to 20 years old. its common practice to falsify birth certificates by 5 years so players can play in age level tournament in india.

    the 'kid' who was recently named mvp of the junior nationals, which is meant for u17 age group, is 21 or 22 years old.
    But that's just it. there was nothing "accurate" about what you wrote. It was one sided and sloppy. I have no problem admitting that he had bad games, but unlike you, I also point out his great ones. I have zero emotional attachment to him, my only attachment is to honesty and objectivity, hence me calling you out. I have no idea how good he will turn out, but it is a fact that he has put up some very good numbers. Who are you saying is 21 or 22?

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    let me put it to you simply and honestly

    he cant shoot dribble or run up and down the court and is awkward and unco-ordinated

    the only reason hes talked about is because he freakishly tall and nba india wants to increase interest in basketball in india

    the fiba u16 tournament isnt an accurate measure of nba potential, he had some good numbers against players who were much shorter than him and probably actually under 16 years old instead of 20

    at img he has been non existent in terms of any signs of dominance, his JV team was 5-20

    what other player on a 5-20 jv team would have full length articles written about him in espn mag

    not so coincidently espn and nba are partners, nba owns basketball in india along with who? img

    go to youtube and view his full game video against sub par teams like nepal and bangladesh and bhutan and sri lanka

    india has over a billion people and he's written about in magazines because of the marketing potential in india

    just because i gave an accurate scouting report on him doesnt mean i wish him badly

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    if Satnam Singh is going to make it in the NBA ... he's not currently rated in the top 150 players for the HS Class of 2014 despite being 7'2".

    His IMG teammate Boubacar Moungoro is rated 49th.

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    IMG's Varsity Basketball team has 3 seven footers, But their record for the 2012-2013 season currently stands at 2 wins and 27 losses.

    http://www.imgacademy.com/blog/2012-05-20/land-giants

    http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools...tball/home.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Basketball View Post
    IMG's Varsity Basketball team has 3 seven footers, But their record for the 2012-2013 season currently stands at 2 wins and 27 losses.

    http://www.imgacademy.com/blog/2012-05-20/land-giants

    http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools...tball/home.htm
    I seriously doubt any of the 7-footers are playing on the varsity team. High school centers are like 6'4'' or 6'5''. There's no way any team with 3 7-footers can lose by 40 or 50 points every other game.


    Edit:This is recent news from last month mentioning a "Satnam Singh" playing for Punjab (isn't this where he originally came from):
    http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/thscri...3604/&prd=tss&
    So he probably is back in India.
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    The IMG team with the good players plays largely against junior colleges and similar "academies". Here's a box score from January, no Singh:
    http://polkstate.prestosports.com/sp...30121_2sus.xml
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    For the past 3 days the team was playing in IMG Academy’s Beach Blast tournament. Lots of recognizable schools all over the country, so the competition should have been good.
    http://www.imgacademy.com/blog/boys-basketball

    Apparently IMG has a "IMG National Varsity" (real varsity team) and a "IMG Academy Varsity".

    Lots of photos:
    http://kitcarlson.smugmug.com/IMGAca...7255&k=MCC4nv4

    I see Satnam Singh, Meng Xiangyu and what appears to be other Indian players. Prabtaj Sandher, isn't that an Indian name?
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