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.”

 

Tournament Specifics

The venue for the tournament is the Hsinchuang Gymnasium in the city of New Taipei, Taiwan. 9 teams are set to participate, and this includes 2 local Taipei teams. Matches will be played between 23rd of July to the 31st.

The final placement of teams will be based on their performance in a single round robin format. This will mean that every team will face every other team once.

 

Participants

The list of participating teams range from National teams to amateur club and University teams, as follows:

1.       Egypt National Team (WR-41)

2.       Iran National Team (WR-17)

3.       India National Team (WR-53)

4.       Japan National Team (WR-48)

5.       Korea National Team (WR-30)

6.       Philippines (Mighty Sports Club team in the Pilipinas Commercial Basketball League or ‘PCBL’)

7.       U.S.A (California State University, Sacramento)- NCAA Div I Team

8.       Republic of China (ROC) Team A (WR-48)- aka Chinese Taipei/Taiwan

9.       Republic of China Team B

 

Team India Roster here.

General history of Williams Jones Cup here.

 

Team Standings (as of 4pm on 31st July) [W-L]

1.       Mighty Sports Club, Philippines [7-0]

2.       Republic of China i.e. Chinese Taipei (ROC) Team A ‘China Blue’ [5-2]

3.       Korea National Team [5-2]

4.       Iran National Team [5-3]

5.       Japan National Team [3-4]

6.       U.S.A (California State University, Sacramento) [3-5]

7.       Egypt National Team [3-5]

8.       Republic of China i.e. Chinese Taipei Team B ‘China White’ [2-5]

9.       India National Team [1-7]

 

Results

31st July 

Iran (Yakhchali Behnam 15 pts, Mozafarivanani Rasoul 11 pts, Dalirzahan Vahid 11 pts) bt India (Amritpal Singh 22 pts 9 reb, Aravind Annadurai 12 pts, Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 10 pts 5 stl) 71-56 [15-10, 17-21, 24-19, 15-6]

29th July 

India (Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 27 pts 8 reb 4 ast 2 stl, Amjyot Singh 17 reb 12 pts 4 ast 2 stl 3 blk, Arvind Arumugam 13 pts, Rikin Pethani 10 pts, Akilan Pari 10 pts 4 ast 4 stl) bt China White (Hsing-Chih 18 pts 9 reb, Yu-Che Dog 14 pts, John Richard Florveus 14 reb 9 pts) 77-63 [17-16, 13-23, 28-14, 19-10]

28th July

Philippines (Dewarick Spencer 21 pts 12 reb 10 ast 5 stl, Willie Thornton 30 pts, Vernon Marklin 14 pts) bt India (Amritpal Singh 18 pts 9 reb, Amjyot Singh 15 pts 13 reb 4 ast, Arshpreet Bhullar 15 pts) 101-81 [23-27, 25-21, 31-11, 22-22]

27th July

Egypt (Amr Abdelhalim 19 pts & 6 stl, Ibrahim Elgammal 16 pts, Mohamed Nasar 13 pts) bt India (Amritpal Singh 22 pts & 9 reb, Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 14 pts & 5 ast, Aravind Annadurai 10 reb 3 ast & 1 blk) 79-67 [11-16, 25-13, 24-22, 19-16]

26th July

South Korea (Ung Heo 19 pts, Sangjae Kang 15 pts, Jinsoo Choi 13 pts) bt India (Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 9 pts, Talwinderjit Singh 8 pts, Amritpal Singh 8 pts, Arvind Arumugam 8 pts) 97-55 [29-9, 19-14, 24-14, 25-18]

25th July 

Republic of China Team A bt India (Amjyot Singh 18 pts 12 reb, Prasanna Sivakumar 16 pts 9 reb,  Talwinderjit Singh 16 pts, Rikin Pethani 17 reb 3 blk 9 pts 4 stl, Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 11 pts 4 ast 3 stl) 76-70 [22-17, 14-14, 11-14, 19-21, 10-4(OT)]

24th July

Japan bt India (Amjyot Singh 16 pts, Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 16 pts, Talwinderjit Sahi 15 pts) 89-70 [22-19, 23-9, 29-21, 15-21]

23rd July

U.S.A i.e. California State University, Sacramento (J Strings 22, E Stuttville 11 pts 15 rbs) bt India (Rikin Pethani 23 pts 11 rbs, Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 13 pts 6 asts 8 rbs, Amjyot Singh 11 pts 6 asts 8 rbs) 62-60 [12-13, 14-14, 23-21, 13-12]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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