May 13, 2019

NBA announces India's teams for 2019 Jr. NBA Global Championship

For the second consecutive year, two squads of talented junior players will represent India at the 2019 Jr. NBA World Championship, set to be held once again at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida from August 6-11, 2019. The 20-member contingent of Indian boys and girls will participate in this massive tournament against the top 13-14 year-old players from across the world.

The Jr. NBA Global Championship will feature boys and girls divisions, separated into USA and international brackets that begin with round-robin play and continue with single-elimination competition. The winners of the USA and international brackets will play in the global championship games on Aug. 11.

The 20 Indian players were chosen following a two-day selection camp at the NBA Academy India in Delhi NCR in late April, observed by Sacramento Kings player Harrison Barnes. The camp featured 40 participants in the 13-14 age group from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA Skills Challenges, City Competitions and National Finals.

Sachin Yadav and Moumita Mishra will both return for their second appearance in the annual youth basketball tournament.

In the inaugural event last year, India's boys lost in the first elimination round to eventual international winners, Africa and Middle East. India's girls lost in the same stage to China.

India's teams for 2019 Jr. NBA World Championship

  • Sachin Yadav (Delhi)
  • Dev Premi (Mumbai)
  • Arnav Gupta (Bengaluru)
  • Pranav Varma (Hyderabad)
  • Karan Pashi (Kolkata)
  • Janmejay Singh (Chandigarh)
  • Md. Kaif (Varanasi)
  • Harsh Dagar (Delhi NCR)
  • Lokendra (Delhi NCR)
  • Kushal Singh (Varanasi)

  • Riccha Ravi (Mumbai)
  • Moumita Mishra (Bengaluru)
  • Jeevika Kumar (Chenna)
  • Manmeet Kaur (Punjab)
  • Irin Esla John (Kerala)
  • Osheen Singh (Jabalpur)
  • Bhumika Sarje (Pune)
  • Dhara Phate (Nagpur)
  • Shomira Bidaye (Nagpur)
  • Muskan Singh (Patna)