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 Indian School & College Basketball League (ISCBL) is India’s largest grassroots basketball competition. Five editions of a pan-India school league and four editions of a national college league have been held so far. The school league, which began with two cities in 2010, expanded to three cities in 2011-12, five cities in 2012-13, and eight cities for the 2013-14 edition. Similarly, the college league, which began a year later in 2011 in Delhi and Chennai, has now expanded to Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata and Ludhiana.  The 2013-14 edition saw as many as 20 teams each in boys and girls compete in each city, which was then be capped off by a national championship last summer.

 

ISCBL 2014

Immediately after the conclusion of the 2013-14 season, in September 2014, the latest season of the ISCBL was announced. Starting on September 29th and played over three months, the ISCBL was divided into two sub-leagues: Premier and Challenger, and held in 9 tier I and tier II cities each.

More than 700 schools and 450 colleges across the country participated in this championship. The Government Girls School, Ludhiana (school girls), Velammal School, Chennai (school boys), Jeppiar Institute of Technology, Chennai (college men) and Government College, Ludhiana (college women) crowned champions after the national rounds that were held at the state-of-the-art Thyagaraj Indoor Stadium in New Delhi in December 2014.

 

All winning teams were awarded INR 4,50,000 each towards court refurbishment purposes. The second place teams received INR 75,000, while the third place finishers received INR 50,000.

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