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 qualifies for the 2017 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship that will be held in Malaysia later this year.

        India beat Bhutan 131-50 in its final game and has been crowned champions of the 2nd SABA U16 Zone Championship.

       With its perfect 4-0 record, India has qualified for the 2017 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship that will be held in Malaysia later this year.

       Guard Binod Rajak and centre Princepal Singh both led the team with 20 points each.

       Princepal Singh was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Championship.

       India had a whopping seven players scoring in double figures in its last game.



Bengaluru/Kathmandu, 9th September 2017: The Indian U16 men’s team has beaten Bhutan 131-50 and is now the SABA U16 Zone Champion. The Championship was held at the Dashrath Rangshala Stadium, Kathmandu. 

 

In Indias last game, guard Binod Rajak and Centre Princepal Singh (who is the highest scorer in the Championship) chipped in with 20 points each. Overall, seven Indian players scored in double digits.

 

For his consistent showing, Princepal was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Championship.

 

Team India was a dominant force throughout the Championship, as they scored more than 100 points on three different occasions and limited their opponents to 50 or lesser points on multiple occasions. The stats speak for itself as India now cruise into the FIBA U16 Asian Championship with ease, which will be held in Malaysia later this year.

 

India (Princepal SIngh 20 pts, Binod Rajak 20 pts, Prashant Tomar 16 pts) bt Bhutan 131-50 [40-7, 20-21, 41-10, 30-12]

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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