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
(NBAAcademy/Instagram, NBA)

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.

The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA or its clubs.

More from NBA.com

Magic Johnson vs. Philadelphia 76ers in the 1980 NBA Finals
OTD: Magic's historic Game 6 vs. 76ers in 1980 Finals
Yash Matange
#Layman
#NBATopShotThis: Layman dunks all over Tacko
Benyam Kidane
#DuncanKobeKG
Best moments from enshrinement ceremony of HOF's 2020 class
Yash Matange
#HOF
Players congratulate 2020 HOF class
NBA.com Staff
#Randle #Giannis #LeBron
How Sunday's results impact the playoff picture
NBA.com Staff
#HOF
Running diary from Class of 2020 Hall of Fame ceremony
NBA.com Staff
More News