NBA Academy India’s Harsimran Kaur signs for University of San Diego


India’s Harsimran ‘Honey’ Kaur is among the four players San Diego women’s basketball has signed to NLIs (National Letter of Intent), head coach Cindy Fisher announced on Wednesday.

“Honey is a very skilled and talented player who will bring a unique presence to our inside game,” San Diego women’s basketball Cindy Fisher said. “Her size and ability to play in and out is going to create a lot of mismatches for our opponents. Honey’s bubbly personality and love for the sport is contagious, and she is such a fun-spirited person.”

Daughter of international volleyball player Sumanpreet Kaur and national level basketball player Sukhdev Singh, the Kapurthala girl has represented India at multiple events, including 3×3 Asian Championships held at Jakarta in August 2019.

The 17-year-old will become the fourth prospect from the NBA Academy India Women’s program to play college basketball in the United States after Sanjana Ramesh, Vaishnavi Yadav, and Khushi Dongre.

The 6’4″ forward if the reigning Camp MVP of the NBA Academy India Women’s Program and last year she became the first prospect from the NBA Academy Women’s Program to be invited to the NBA Global Academy in Canberra, Australia.

“On behalf of NBA Academy India, I would like to congratulate Honey on this amazing accomplishment,” said Blair Hardiek, the Global Director for the NBA Academy’s Women’s Program. “USD is getting one of the greatest competitors I have ever had the privilege to coach. She has a well-rounded skill set and can play inside out. This paired with her refuse-to-lose attitude makes her a threat on both ends of the court.”


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