Inglewood senior dual-sport student athlete Adam Singh has a competitive spirit and knows how to find opportunities to better himself. Along with playing point guard on the boys’ basketball team, he runs the 100m and the 200m for the track and field team.
Outside of competing and studying, Singh is a member of the Chargers’ Bolt Academy and the NFL Sports Content Lab. The Bolt Academy is a partnership with the Los Angeles Chargers, the Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD), and the Brotherhood Crusade.
“It gave the students from the area a chance to work with the Chargers,” Singh said.
He also played a major role in the NFL Sports Content Lab, being a play-by-play announcer during Inglewood football games. Recordings of the games were produced by the NFL and were posted; they taught students how to operate the broadcast.
“The NFL came in and gave us all this great equipment, they brought these amazing people to teach us how to work it,” Singh said. “We really got to see other opportunities there are outside of just being on the field. We see the behind-the-scenes in what it takes to run a corporation like the NFL.”
Singh also learned graphic design and public speaking through the NFL Sports Content program. Along with doing play-by-play, he would talk with the members of the Inglewood football team for the broadcast.
“I came out knowing more about the game of football,” Singh said. “But more so how to communicate and how to talk to people on a stage like that.”
Singh is also a member of the Brotherhood Crusade. His participation with the organization forced Singh to challenge his own limits.
“One thing that they really told me is be comfortable being uncomfortable because that’s the only place where you can grow,” he said. “So I just put myself in situations where I might not be the most comfortable.”
Through the Brotherhood Crusade, Singh was able to give back to the community by participating in giveaways.
“I volunteer through the Brotherhood Crusade, sometimes they have food giveaways and I always try to show up to those,” Singh said. “Giving back is important because some people might be a little bit less fortunate than I am.”
The Sentinels boys basketball team had a 9-10 overall record. According to Singh, the team improved on their communication throughout the season.
“In the beginning of our season, we really didn’t have the communication that we would like,” he said. “Together we talked things out, we talked as a team, we bonded more, and we just become together, become one unit instead of being individual parts.”
Singh tried out for both track and basketball during his freshman year and stayed committed to both teams.
“I’ve always had a competitive nature,” he said. “I feel like these two sports have allowed me to get out this competitiveness that I have in myself.”
Tournament play in basketball showed him different playing styles. He also used the opportunity to shine a light on Inglewood’s talent.
“Tournament play, you get to see a wide array of talented players, teams, coaches, coaching styles, defense, you get a lot thrown at you at these games and you have to think on the fly,” Singh said. “I felt that every game that we went into, it was to get us ranked or to have some eyes on Inglewood.”
To Singh, being a student athlete means making the right decisions and being a role model for your peers. Keeping a schedule is how Singh can maintain good grades.
“To be a student athlete to me means willingly taking on responsibilities, putting yourself in situations to help you grow and just being an example, being a leader on campus,” Singh said.
Singh aspires to be a dental hygienist, but his short-term goal is to run good times and qualify for the city and state championship meets.