Meet this week's basketball freak-of-the-week: Satnam Singh Bhamar. He's 14, measures 7'2", and is being touted as India's Yao Ming. According to Troy Justice, the NBA Director of Basketball Operations in India, "Satnam could one day do the same thing for India that Yao Ming did in China — put the spotlight on basketball through an entire country." Because of his freakish size, the comparisons to Yao Ming are somewhat warranted. However, seeing that Ming is injured for the season (again) and doesn't have any rings on his fingers, we're not exactly sure that's a huge compliment. Back in September, Satnam came to the United States to attend the IMG Basketball Academy on a scholarship. In Novemember, Dan Barto, director of player development at IMG Basketball Academy, had this to say about Bhamar: "His biggest weakness now is our biggest strength here when it comes to developing players -- neuromuscular firing -- overall body control. His potential is pretty amazing." Not bad for a guy who grew up in a rural village wihtout any basketball courts. Check out his highlight reel below.
Hat Tip: JD, who's the f*cking man.