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36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

ADELAIDE 36ers have signed Indian national captain Vishesh Bhriguvanshi - a.k.a "VB9" - to their extended roster for the 2017-18 NBL season.

Bhriguvanshi, 25 and a 192cm guard, will attend the Dream Basketball Academy during his season in Adelaide, just as new Oklahoma City Thunder guard/forward Terrance Ferguson did through 2016-17.

And he is expected to be on the roster when the Sixers head to Singapore for the Merlion Cup in September.


Bhriguvanshi is the historic first Indian player to be signed by an NBL club and will not only participate in the Dream Basketball Academy's 2017-18 program and train with the 36ers but will be eligible to play if he replaces an injured player.


http://www.botinagy.com/blog/36ers-to-be-turban-charged/

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Anonymous
Earlier this month
01:34 7 Jul 17

Reply #639093

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

Dream Basketball Academy?


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paul
Earlier this month
08:26 7 Jul 17

Reply #639096

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

He's a pretty smart player this guy, sees the game well and can really make some nice passes and also finish inside in traffic at times.

Not a good shooter though and, unless he's improved a lot since I last saw him in 2015, then he's got a lot of work to do to reach NBL-level fitness.


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Freethrows
Earlier this month
08:47 7 Jul 17

Reply #639097

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

This is a great initiative of the NBL; I think it will help to improve the awareness of the NBL in Asian countries, as players have a larger goal to aspire to than playing in their own national comp, and it may well bring some really good players out of the woodwork over the years. I don't expect it will happen overnight, but as Rachael Hunter famously said, "Ut wool hippun."


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SteveK2
Earlier this month
08:55 7 Jul 17

Reply #639098

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

Streaky shooter but his speed and aggressive drives fits in well with the Sixers lineup. Good pickup for DP spot.


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Lonzo4Life
Earlier this month
08:59 7 Jul 17

Reply #639099

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

Yes. Again, I see this as more of a signing to market within India and become more known to get some publicity. Pretty smart use of a DP spot and the Sixers again the first ones to pounce on a new marketing opportunity


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
09:14 7 Jul 17

Reply #639102

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

"and the Sixers again the first ones to pounce on a new marketing opportunity"

What?


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Ricey
Earlier this month
10:31 7 Jul 17

Reply #639108

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

Why would it be bad to use the bloke as a marketing strategy? You hate sell out stadiums or something lol


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
10:59 7 Jul 17

Reply #639114

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

Didn't say it was bad. Just wondering where the Sixers have previously been the first to pounce on a marketing opportunity.


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Ricey
Earlier this month
11:03 7 Jul 17

Reply #639115

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

Yeah I read it the wrong way. If they get him involved with the local Indian community especially doing some basketball clinics I can see a nice group coming out to the games regularly.


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XY
Earlier this month
11:17 7 Jul 17

Reply #639116

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

Unlikely as there is very little chance that he will ever see any court time.

As I read Boti's article he will not be suiting once the season starts unless it is as an injury replacement.


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MattyG
Earlier this month
11:37 7 Jul 17

Reply #639117

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

Even without actual playing minutes, his community engagement, and linking the sixers to the Indian community will be valuable in getting bums on seats


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Tornado
Earlier this month
11:38 7 Jul 17

Reply #639118

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

Anon...I think Lonzo may be referring to the Fergusson experiment?


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
11:47 7 Jul 17

Reply #639119

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

I can't believe the ignorant title to this article.

'36ers to be turban-charged'

The dude's from Varinasi he doesn't even wear a turban. No need to be so reductive.

We need to do better than this racist crap, especially if we're wanting to further welcome different cultures to our league.


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Lonzo4Life
Earlier this month
11:52 7 Jul 17

Reply #639121

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

I was referring to the Ferguson experiment. And that Title has been overlooked by alot of people


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
11:56 7 Jul 17

Reply #639123

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

Another tacky media grab by the 36ers. Did any one hear this guy is Indian!? And he is a training/development player level too... but he is Indian! Never forget he is Indian.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
11:58 7 Jul 17

Reply #639124

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

Anon #639119 relax ffs. Boti is always coming up with lame puns. Not racist, just lame!


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
11:59 7 Jul 17

Reply #639125

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

"Another tacky media grab by the 36ers. Did any one hear this guy is Indian!? And he is a training/development player level too... but he is Indian! Never forget he is Indian."

this made me LOL. oh, and very true. oh btw did you hear he is Indian? :P


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ME
Earlier this month
12:07 7 Jul 17

Reply #639131

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

A bit of a stretch to call the turban pun racist. Clearly we have a member of the perpetual outrage police among us. I am pretty sure people in India have made lame puns about Australians before.


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Duke Fan
Earlier this month
13:14 7 Jul 17

Reply #639140

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

Too right. I'm glad I didn't make the suggestion that was in my head about sponsorship opportunities with 7-11
Oh wait...


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
13:48 7 Jul 17

Reply #639151

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

Nah Sixers are tied up with On the Run ;)


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
18:36 11 Jul 17

Reply #639488

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

this spot could be used to develop an actual australian who one day may actually get on the court for the 36ers, someones getting rich out of it and its the yank promoting himself and his company with the help of his yank mates at the 36ers


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koberulz
Two weeks ago
19:24 11 Jul 17

Reply #639494

re: 36ers sign first Indian Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

Business attempts to make money! Film at 11.


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