In an announcement late on Saturday (Nov. 21), the Basketball Federation of India released the 12-man roster that will represent India in Window 2 of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers.
Princepal Singh, an NBA Academy India alum and current member of the G League Ignite, headlines the group of players on the roster who have had a recent association with the NBA.
Other members of the small contingent include Amjyot Singh Gill, who played in the NBA G League as recently as March of 2019, and the duo of Seijin Mathew and Prashant Singh Rawat - both NBA Academy India alum.
Both Mathew and Rawat were part of the NBA Academy India's first class of 21 student-athletes when it opened in May of 2017.
Here's a look at the complete 12-man roster including the team's captain - Vishesh Bhirguvanshi - and star performer from Window 1 - Muin Bek Hafeez.
|Jagdeep Singh||6'6"/ Forward|
|Vishesh Bhirguvanshi (C)||6'4"/Guard|
|Amjyot Singh Gill||6'8"/Forward|
|Muin Bek Hafeez||6'2"/Guard|
|Seijin Mathew||6'6"/Power Forward|
|Prashant Singh Rawat||6'8"/Power Forward|
|Sahaij Pratap Singh Sekhon|
*Height and position as per FIBA.
India, one of four countries in Group D alongside Bahrain, Lebanon, and Iraq, will play both its games of Window 2 in Manama, Bahrain - the host city for all games of Group A and D. Here's a look at the schedule for both games:
|Opponent||Date, day||Timing (IST)|
|Lebanon||Nov. 27 - Friday||3:30 p.m.|
|Bahrain||Nov. 29 - Sunday||9:30 p.m.|
In Window 1 of the Qualifiers, this past February, India went 1-1 in their two games. They lost to Bahrain 68-67 in heartbreaking fashion but bounced back after a couple of days break to beat Iraq 94-75.
Prior to Window 2, India ranks third in Group D - tied on three points with Bahrain.
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