Basketball and India

FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers: Princepal Singh and Amjyot Singh announced as part of India's roster for Window 2

Princepal, Amjyot
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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.

Player Height/Position
Jagdeep Singh 6'6"/ Forward
Princepal Singh 6'10"/Center
Vishesh Bhirguvanshi (C) 6'4"/Guard
Sharad Dadhich
Amjyot Singh Gill 6'8"/Forward
Muin Bek Hafeez 6'2"/Guard
Anil Krishne Guard
Seijin Mathew 6'6"/Power Forward
Sahaj Patel
Prashant Singh Rawat 6'8"/Power Forward
Sahaij Pratap Singh Sekhon
Prasanna Venkatesh 6'1"/Guard

*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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