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.”

Dates: 22-31 July 2016

Venue: Azadi Sports Complex, Tehran, Iran

 

Championship Format

There are 12 participating teams that have been divided into two preliminary groups:

 

Group A – China (WR-12), Chinese Taipei (WR-27), India (WR-52), Iraq (WR-62), Philippines (WR-28) and Thailand (WR-67). 

Group B – Indonesia (WR-70), Iran (WR-24), Japan (WR-26), Kazakhstan (WR-37), Korea (WR-18) and Lebanon (WR-54).

 

Each team shall play all the other teams within its own group and the top 4 teams from each group qualify for the quarter-final round, followed by the semi-finals and finals Additionally, placement matches will also be held for positions 3-8.

 

The significance of this Championship is that the top three teams progress to the FIBA Under-19 World Championship that will be held in Cairo, Egypt from 1 to 9 July 2017.

 

 

Final Standing

India finished 8th. 

League Standings: India (2-3) ended the league stages in 4th position and progressed to the quarterfinals. 

 

 

Results

 

31st July 2016 (Classification match for 7 to 8 positions) 

Philippines (Jolo Mendoza 15 pts, Fran Yu 14 pts, John Bahio 10 pts) bt India (Vishal Gupta 20 pts 11 reb, Hariram Ragupathy 18 pts, Rachit 13 pts) 67-64 [26-14, 12-14, 16-23, 13-13]

30th July 2016 (Classification match for 5 to 8 positions) 

Chinese Taipei (Ting-Jhao Jian 16 pts, Chia-Kang Li 13 pts) bt India (Hariram Ragupathy 13 pts, Muhammad Noushad 12 pts) 97-66 [27-12, 27-17, 24-16, 19-21]

29th July Quarterfinals 

Lebanon (M Alkhoury 18 pts 10 reb, N Ozeir 17 pts 10 reb, S Ghandour 15 pts 8 reb) bt India (Gineeb Benny 19 pts 7 reb, P Baladaneshwar 17 pts 6 ast, Vishal Gupta 9 pts 9 reb) 98-67 [23-21, 26-9, 21-20, 28-17]

27th July 

Philippines (Jolo Mendoza 23 pts, Kemark Carino 14 pts, Fran Yu 12 pts) bt India (Daniel Arthur Wilson 16 pts, Vishal Gupta 11 pts 11 reb, Sahil 11 pts) 105-82 [30-21, 21-18, 28-18, 26-25]

26th July

India (P Baladhaneshwar 31 pts, Vishal Kumar Gupta 13 pts & 14 rebs, Sahil 15 pts, Hariram Ragupathy 13 pts 10 reb, Gineeb Benny 13 pts) bt Iraq (Ihab Al-Zuhairi 23 pts, Rekan Abdalla 21 pts, Muostafa Albomghee 14 pts) 93-83 [21-16, 19-16, 21-19, 16-26, 16-6 (OT1)]

24th July

Chinese Taipei (K Kao 16 pts 4 rbs, S Ting 16 pts 3 rbs, H Tseng 10 pts 13 rbs) bt India (H Raghupathy 21 pts 7 rbs, V Gupta 20 pts 15 rbs, P Baladaneshwar 12 pts 5 rbs) 93-79 [22-19, 21-15, 28-22, 22-23]

23rd July

China (J Taruike 20 pts 4 rbs, J Man 18, Z Fan 13 pts 9 rbs) bt India (Hariram Ragupathy 31 pts 8 rbs, P Baladhaneshwar 25 pts) 106-66 [27-21, 30-10, 26-18, 33-17] 

22nd July

India (Sahil 25 pts, P Baladheshwar 21 pts, Hariram Ragupathy 17 pts, Vishal Gupta 16 pts & 14 rbs, Mohammed Ali 15 pts) bt Thailand (Justin Bassey 20 pts, Suwichai Suwan 17 pts, Natthaworn Banchathon 16 pts, Pongsatorn Tabtim 13 pts, Attapong Leelaphipatkul 10 pts) 100-93 [29-21, 28-22, 18-20, 25-30]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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