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.”

India posted a dominating 152-17 win over Maldives in its opening game of the 2nd SABA U16 Zone Championship.

·         India posted a dominating 152-17 win over Maldives in its opening game of the 2nd SABA U16 Zone Championship.

·         Centre Princepal Singh led the team with 31 points.

·         India had 6 players scoring in double figures.

·         India will next take on Bangladesh tomorrow at 13:00 (12:45 IST).

·         This Championship is being played in a round robin league format and the winning team qualifies to the 2017 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship that will be held in Malaysia later this year.

 

Bengaluru, 5th September 2017: The Indian U16 men’s team won 152-17 against Maldives on the first day of the 2nd SABA U16 Zone Championship being held in Dashrath Rangshala Stadium, Kathmandu. Centre Princepal Singh from India led all scorers with 31 points while Captain Harshvardhan Tomar chipped in with 24. Overall, six Indian players scored in double digits. For Maldives, captain Md. Hashim contributed 4 points in the loss.

 

India made a strong opening statement by outclassing Maldives through all the four quarters of the game, both on offense as well as defense. The Indian team didn’t allow the Maldives boys to score in double digits in any single period. Moving ahead, India will be the overwhelming favourites as it takes on Bangladesh tomorrow at 13:00 (12:45 IST).

 

India (Princepal Singh 31 pts, Harshwardhan Tomar 24 pts, Binod Rajak 20 pts) bt Maldives (Md. Hashim 4 pts, Shamikh Shameen 4 pts) 152-17 [26-7, 41-2, 49-2, 36-6]

 

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

 

7thSept 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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