Sacramento Kings

India native, two regional college players to attend Kings workout

The Kings will hold a pre-draft workout Thursday morning for three players, including 7-foot-2, 290-pound Satnam Singh, a native of India from the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

David Kravish, a 6-10 power forward from Cal, and 6-11 center Stefan Nastic from Stanford also will participate.

Singh, 19, has been training with the IMG Academy since 2010 and hopes to follow in the footsteps of 7-5 Sim Bhullar. The Canadian became the first player of Indian descent to play in an NBA game last season with the Kings.

Singh, who worked out with the Boston Celtics last Thursday, averaged 9.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks for IMG Academy’s post-graduate team last season.

Celtics director of player personnel Austin Ainge called Singh “the international man of mystery” after the Boston workout.

According to the Times of India, Singh gets his height from his father, a wheat farmer from a small Indian village who stands 7-3.

Bill Paterson

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