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.”

Expectations high on Kavita Akula

At the age of 10, Akula had represented her home state Chhattisgarh at the under-14 level

William Jones Cup Day 2 - Indian men showcase balanced scoring effort against Korea

The team also outrebounded South Korea 34 to 29 (including 11 offensive rebounds).

“Representing my country is a big responsibility” Barkha Sonkar

“As a point guard, I have to control the tempo of the game, make my teammates comfortable on court, and help them to fulfill their roles.”

“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)

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FIBA Asia Cup 2017

08-20 August, Beirut, Lebanon

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