July 14, 2018

India win South Asian Qualifying round of the FIBA U-18 Asian Basketball Championship in Dhaka

Once again, India has ensured that all routes of success in South Asian basketball will go through them. India's junior basketball squad impressed at the South Asian Qualifying round of the FIBA U18 Asian Basketball Championship in Dhaka, Bangladesh earlier this week. A 4-0 finish in the tournament helped India finished atop the standings and qualified the team for the all Asia version of FIBA's U18 championship, scheduled to be held next month.

India's results from SABA Qualifying Round of FIBA U18 Asian Basketball Championship:
  • India 112-53 Sri Lanka.
  • India 94-48 Nepal.
  • India 107-47 Bangladesh.
  • India 116-60 Maldives.

India won each game by an average margin of over 55 points. Point guard Rajeev Kumar was the team's top scorer, averaging 26 ppg in India's four victories.

The FIBA U18 Asian Championship will be held in Nonthaburi and Bangkok in Thailand from August 5-11, 2018. India have been drawn in Group D of the tournament with Korea, Chinese Taipei, and hosts Thailand. Iran won the 2016 edition of the tournament while India took a leap to 8th place.


  1. India must be able to beat Thailand and move into the play-off stage. Do you, Hoopistani, think that India can beat Chinese Taipei?