November 28, 2011
U18 All Star Teams released for Junior Basketball Expo on Tuesday
Pitting the best under-18 basketball players in India against each other, the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and the Indian Senior National Team’s head coach Kenny Natt have released two U18 ‘All Star’ Teams who will play in an exhibition game during the BFI Junior Basketball Expo at the Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) in New Delhi on Tuesday, November 29h.
Natt, formerly head coach from the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the USA, will be hosting the first ever Junior Basketball Expo on Tuesday, where he will be inviting India’s best Junior (U18) players for skills challenges and the All Star Game. The Junior players will also assist Natt in hosting a ‘Youth Basketball Camp’ with school-kids from across the city.
Over 30 Junior players have been taking part in a National Coaching Camp with Natt during the month of November. Natt has chosen the best performers from this camp to take part in the All Star Game. The Expo will also serve to help Natt scout for talented basketball players to recruit for the Senior Men’s team.
Here are the Junior All Star Teams:
Team A: Amit Kanarjee, Vinay Kumar Janbandhu, Kasirajan Muruthan, Sidhartha Chauhan, Kirti Goswami, Karan Joshua, Akhil M. Sunny, Nikhil Kumar, Manpreet Singh, Rana V. Singh, Yogesh P. Kumar, Fardin F. Khan, Jitendra Patidar.
Team B: Nitin Chopade, Loveneet Singh, Sivabalan Gunasekaran, Sukhjeet Singh, Ajay Pratap Singh, Suresh K. Bijamiyua, Aravind A., Abhishek Kumar Singh, Melvin Rego, Ankit Singh Parihar, Ashok A. Kumar, P. Visu, Baljit Singh.
2011 BFI Junior Basketball Expo
Hosted by: Coach Kenny Natt, head coach of the Indian Senior Men’s Basketball team and former NBA head coach.
Place: Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) at Guru Tegh Bahadur Road, New Delhi.
Date: Tuesday, November 29th.
Time: 9 AM onwards (approx. 4-5 hours)
Order of Events:
Youth Basketball Camp/Training Session
Three-Point Shooting Contest
Medley Shooting Contest
Junior Expo All Star Game