August 14, 2013

BFI to conduct national training camp for India's U16 boys & girls

India's best under-16 (youth-level) boys and girls basketball players will be in national training camps from next week, in preparation for their respective FIBA Asia Basketball Championships. The Basketball Federation of India (BFI) has listed 16 probables for the boys' squad and 25 for the girls' team to report to their respective camps from all across the nation. The boys' camp will be held at the SAI courts in NSWC, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, while the girls' camp will be held at STC Aurangabad in Maharashtra. Both camps are scheduled from August 19 - September 15 this year.

India's U16 boys are scheduled to participate in the 3rd FIBA Asia U16 Championship in Tehran (Iran) from September 25 - October 4. Upon completion of their training camp in Gandhinagar, the final 12-man roster will travel to Dongguan (China) for an exposure trip against various Chinese clubs, before heading to Iran. India qualified for the championship in Tehran after winning the SABA Qualifiers against South Asian rivals in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a month ago.

The 3rd FIBA Asia U16 Championship for Women is set to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from November 17-24, 2011. India qualified for this championship after finishing fifth at the previous edition of the U16 Women's ABC in Jinan (2011), and thus remaining in the competition's Level I.

India's foreign head coaches Scott Flemming & Francisco Garcia will be overlooking the boys' and girls' squads respectively, while Tritesh Guha (Boys) and TD Biju (Girls) have also been named coaches for the teams.

India's Boys U16 Probables

- Mahipal Singh (Rajasthan)
- Akhilesh Kumar (Rajasthan)
- Yogesh Kaneriya (Rajasthan)
- Prabhnoor Singh (Punjab)
- Rahul Memla (Punjab)
- Jaipal Singh (Punjab)
- Bitto (Delhi)
- Ashish Briggs (Madhya Pradesh)
- Vishal Kumar Gupta (Delhi)
- Sunil (Delhi)
- M. David Boon (Andhra Pradesh)
- Mithun Das (Chhattisgarh)
- Dhimant Sahi (Tamil Nadu)
- Ashutosh Kumar Singh (Uttar Pradesh)
- Erash Hooda (Karnataka)
- Arjun Pandit (Delhi)

International Coach: Scott Flemming
Coach: Tritesh Guha
Assistant Coach: RS Gaur
Strength and Conditioning Coach Zak Penwell

India's Girls U16 Probables

- Vandana Arya (Chhattisgarh)
- Riya Verma (Chhattisgarh)
- P. Divya (Chhattisgarh)
- Divyangna Singh (Delhi)
- Tannu Hooda (Haryana)
- Namrata Hooda (Haryana)
- Bhandanya HM (Karnataka)
- Lopamudra Thimmayam K (Karnataka)
- Sandhya CR (Karnataka)
- India Nelson (Kerala)
- Mayukha KT (Kerala)
- Nimmy Mathew (Kerala)
- Anitha PV (Kerala)
- Sakshi Pandey (Madhya Pradesh)
- Shreya Salian (Maharashtra)
- Sakshi Arora (Maharashtra)
- Shreya Joshi (Maharashtra)
- Mugda Amroolkar (Maharashtra)
- Gangandeep Kaur (Punjab)
- V Srividhya (Tamil Nadu)
- MG Shinu (Tamil Nadu)
- K Prithi (Tamil Nadu)
- Urvashi Malik (Odhisa)
- Pallavi Kumari (West Bengal)
- Vimmy Varkey (Kerala)

International Coach: Francisco Garcia
Coach: TD Biju
Assistant Coach: Abay Chawan
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Zak Penwell


  1. How to get in India national training Camp ?

  2. If you are a Boy, go to state like Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh. If you are a Girl,go to state like Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka there so-called academy and nursery of basketball will induct you in a school to reduce your age from a 19/20 year boy/girl to U-16 and 16/17 year boy/girl to U-14 category ( How come player from these states coincidentally born only in month of January, to have more advance of the age cutoff date of 1st January and we know Indian education system and surprised to find out that 14 year old players are studying in 12th Class). Irrespective of how good you are in basketball at any level but you should have some Godfather or some sound reference in the Federation and selection committee.