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.”

The winning team qualifies to the 2017 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship that will be held in Malaysia later this year.

·         The 2nd SABA U-16 Zone Championship for Men will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 5th to 9th September 2017.

·         India has been drawn in Pool – A alongside Nepal and Bhutan.

·         Pool – B comprises Maldives and Bangladesh.

·         The Championship will be played in a round robin league format.

·         The winning team qualifies to the 2017 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship that will be held in Malaysia later this year.

·         India’s tips off its campaign against Maldives on 5th September 2017.

Bengaluru, 4th September 2017: The Nepal Basketball Association is all set to host the 2nd SABA U-16 Zone Championship for Men from 5th to 9th September 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

India has been drawn in Pool – A alongside Nepal and Bhutan. Pool – B comprises Maldives and Bangladesh. With five teams in the fray, this Championship will be played in a round robin league format, and the team with the best record at the end will qualify to the 2017 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship that will be held in Malaysia later this year.

India had not participated in the previous 2015 edition that was won by Bangladesh, yet will start off as favourites. (It is important to recall that despite not participating in the previous SABA Championship, India had still competed in the 2015 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship as a replacement for a central Asian team that had withdrawn in the last minute.)

 

India’s game schedule is as follows:

·         5th Sept– v. Maldives 13:30 (13:15 IST)

·         6th Sept– v. Bangladesh 13:00 (12:45 IST)

·         8th Sept– v. Nepal 13:30 (13:15 IST)

·         9th Sept– v. Bhutan 11:00 (10:45 IST)

 

The team is coached by Vibhor Bhriguvanshi, elder brother of Indian senior national team star Vishesh Bhriguvanshi. His assistant coach is Babu Davis. The team will also be accompanied by manager Kulvinder Gill and referee Tanmoy Das.

 

INDIAN CONTINGENT

 

Jersey. No.

Name

Position

DOB

Place of Birth

Representing State

Height

(cms)

(ft & inches)

Weight

(Kgs)

4

Princepal Singh

C

03/01/01

Ferozepur, Punjab

Punjab

210 (6’ 10.6’’)

95

5

Binod RAJAK

PG

02/04/01

Kolkata, West Bengal

Punjab

171 (5’ 6’’)

61

6

Harshwardhan TOMAR

F/C

01/02/01

Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

199 (6’ 5’’)

91

7

Mani THAKUR

PG

26/10/01

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

173 (5’ 6’’)

63

8

Ajmer SINGH

C

09/10/01

Delhi

Chandigarh

188 (6’ 1’’)

70

9

Gaurav SHEORAN

F

10/02/02

Hisar, Haryana

Haryana

184 (6’)

73

10

Priyanshu

F

18/03/02

Shabga, Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

183 (6’)

68

11

Jerom PRINCE GEORGE

PG

01/10/02

Saudi Arabia

Kerala

174 (5’ 7’’)

64

12

Prashant TOMAR

PG

05/03/01

Baraut, Uttar Pradesh

Karnataka

176 (5’ 7’’)

64

13

Nitish BENIWAL

PF

15/02/01

Delhi

Delhi

190 (6’ 2’’)

85

14

Vigneshwar UPADHYAY

PF

01/01/01

Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh

Telangana

193 (6’ 3’’)

75

15

Rajveer Singh BHATI

F

26/05/02

Bikaner, Rajasthan

Rajasthan

184 (6’)

71

*PG - Point Guard / Feeder, G - Guard, F - Forward, G/F - Wing, PF - Power Forward, C - Centre, PF/C - Post

 

Team Manager: Kulvinder Gill

Coach: Vibhor Bhriguvanshi

Assistant Coach: Babu Davis

Referee: Tanmoy Das

 

GROUPINGS & FIXTURES

 

Pool – A

 

Pool – B

1. India

 

1. Maldives

2. Nepal

 

2. Bangladesh

3. Bhutan

 

 

 

 

5th Sept 2017 (Tuesday)

Game No.

Match

Game Time

(In local Nepal time)

1.

Bhutan vs. Bangladesh

11:00 AM

2.

India vs. Maldives

01:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

6th Sept 2017 (Wednesday) (Formal Opening of the Championship)

Game No.

Match

Game Time

3.

Bangladesh vs. India

01:00 PM

 

Opening Ceremony

03:30 PM

4.

Nepal vs. Bhutan

04:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

7th Sept 2017 (Thursday)

Game No.

Match

Game Time

5.

Bhutan vs. Maldives

11:00 AM

6.

Bangladesh vs. Nepal

01:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

8th Sept 2017 (Friday)

Game No.

Match

Game Time

7.

Maldives vs. Bangladesh

11:00 PM

8.

Nepal vs. India

01:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

9th Sept 2017 (Saturday)

 

Game No.

Match

Game Time

9.

India vs. Bhutan

11:00 AM

10.

Maldives vs. Nepal

01:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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