Geethu Anna Rahul: "I want to be a role model for other youngsters."
John Wooden: “It isn't what you do, but how you do it.”
Vishesh Bhriguvanshi: “I never imagined I’ll be leading the national team.”
Pratham Singh: “My teammates are like my family.”

“You have to be stronger, quicker, and more aggressive. You have to get accustomed to taking hard contact when rubbing shoulders with the best in the world”


She might be only 23 years of age. But with the experience of representing India at two Asian Games (2010 Guangzhou and 2014 Incheon) and two FIBA Asia Women’s Championships (2013 Bangkok and 2015 Wuhan), she has indeed grown into being the backbone of India’s front court.

 

If you are still wondering as to the name… it’s Rajapriyadarshini – the 189 cm (6ft 2’’) Southern Railway star.


 

Up for the challenge

You have to be stronger, quicker, and more aggressive. You have to get accustomed to taking hard contact when rubbing shoulders with the best in the world,” Priya says.  

India is seeking promotion to Division A, after slipping to the lower Division in the last edition of the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup (formerly known as the FIBA Asia Women’s Championship). 

“Lebanon is the toughest opponent in Division B, and we know we will have to beat them to secure promotion. But for now, we are focused on approaching the tournament one game at a time.”

 

Fresh approach

Under the stewardship of newly appointed head coach Zoran Visic, the Indian team has a fresh, positive vibe. 

Priya says, “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity (to play in front of the home fans), and we have been working hard for months now. Our coaches have helped us adopt a lot of new tactics and techniques to compete against the top teams.”

 

Watch R Rajapriyadarshini live in action: www.ticketgenie.in/fiba-tickets

 

Like so many basketball players who grew up in the 90’s, Priya idolizes Kobe Bryant. Indian basketball fans will be hoping she can channel the mamba mentality when she takes the court against Uzbekistan on Sunday, 23rd July at 8 pm.

 

India is hosting the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup from 23rd to 29th July 2017 in Bengaluru.

Book your tickets now at www.ticketgenie.in/fiba-tickets

India’s campaign tips off against Uzbekistan on Sunday, 23rd July at 8 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2017

India at the FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2017

23-29 July, Bengaluru, Karnataka

 

39th William Jones Cup

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