July 29, 2011

India Youth Boys to face Nepal & Sri Lanka in Delhi

The Indian Youth (U16) Boys basketball squad will face youth teams from Nepal and Sri Lanka at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall of the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi from August 1-3, 2011. These games will decide on the team which will qualify for the 2nd FIBA Asia Championship for Youth Boys at Nha Trang City in Vietnam, from October 18-28th.

The 12-member squad to participate in this team was announced on Friday, July 29, 2011:

  • Akash Bhasin (Chhattisgarh)
  • Ajay Pratap Singh (Chhattisgarh)
  • Sanjeev Kumar (IMG Academy / Chattisgarh)
  • Narender (Delhi)
  • Akimjeet Singh Sohal (Delhi)
  • Pradeep Kumar (Delhi)
  • Rakesh Sangwan (Haryana)
  • Syed Anam Ali (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Kushmeet Singh (Punjab)
  • Love Neet Singh (Punjab)
  • Satnam Singh Bhamara (IMG Academy / Punjab)
  • S. Karthickeyan (Tamil Nadu)

  • Coach: JP Singh
  • Coach: J Nehra
  • Assistant Coach: Divya Singh
  • Physiotherapist Neelesh Shah

    Amongst the young stars highlighting this squad are the likes of Satnam Singh Bhamara, the 7-foot-1 Center who has already represented India's Senior squad. Chhattisgarh's electrifying superstar Ajay Pratap Singh will be a major force in this team, as he is one of the most talented and confident young players in Indian basketball today. Three players from the Delhi team which won the Youth Nationals in Nagpur earlier this year - Narender, Akimjeet Singh Sohal, and Pradeep Kumar - will also star in this side.
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