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.”

“I want to be recognized for my game and not just my height,” Poonam Chaturvedi

She started playing basketball in 2009, but was soon spotted by coach Rajesh Patel who persuaded her to join his basketball camp in Bhilai.

William Jones Cup Day 1- Indian men shoot well against Iraq

There were also enthusing displays from youngsters Gurvinder Singh Gill (10 points and 5 rebounds) and Ambati Prudhvishwar Reddy (11 points and 4 assists)

“My toughest opponent is myself,” Shireen Limaye

“Having the support of the crowd is important to win, and putting in a great performance is our only goal."

Marianna Tolo will lead Australia from the front

The 6-foot-5-inch centre can be sure of expecting a lot of touches in the paint to put her post skills on full display.

“Once in a lifetime opportunity,” R Rajapriyadarshini

“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”

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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

15-23 July, Chinese Taipei

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