Sandhu, a native of Mohali, Punjab, is the third player to receive a Division I basketball scholarship from NBA Academy India, joining the women’s team along with Sanjana Ramesh in northern Arizona and Harsimran Kaur in San Diego.
“We are very excited to add Aman to our schedule. His journey to get to where he is now has been incredible and we are glad that he decided to join us. Being one of the first players born in India To ever earn a Division I Men’s Basketball Scholarship is major for Aman and his family and we can’t wait to work with him,” said King Rice, head coach of the Monmouth University men’s basketball team.
Sandhu was scouted through the ACG-NBA Jump program as part of the prospects for the inauguration of NBA Academy India in May 2017. He was enrolled in the Academy until joining First Love Christian Academy in the fall of 2020.
While at First Love, Sandhu posted 12.2 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per contest, along with nearly two assists. He was 35 per cent three-point shooter and 62.1 per cent from the field, while 74.9 per cent was from the free throw line.
During Sandhu’s stint with the academy, he attended three Basketball Without Borders (BWB) camps during the NBA All-Star Weekend, including BWB Asia 2018 in India, BWB Asia 2019 in Tokyo and BWB Global Camp 2020 in Chicago . He represented NBA Academy India at the 2018 NBA Academy Games in Canberra, Australia.
In April 2019, Sandhu participated in the NCAA’s Next Generation Sunday event in the Final Four, where he was part of life-skills sessions and competed in exhibition competitions against players from around the world.
In 2019, Sandhu played with the Indian men’s senior national team at the South Asian Games, resulting in a gold medal. He was also a member of the 2020 Indian national team in the FIBA Asia Qualifiers.
Sandhu, standing at 7’0, joins the Monmouth Hawks in center position. He would play D-1 NCAA basketball in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).
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