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Basketball and India

India win 2019 U16 SABA Basketball Championship; qualify for next month's FIBA U16 Asia Cup

India U16 squad at the SABA Basketball Championships
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Going unbeaten, the Indian boys won the U16 FIBA South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Basketball Championship.

Going 4-0, the Indians ensured a direct qualification to next month's FIBA U16 Asia Cup in Beijing.

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Congratulations to Team India 🇮🇳 for winning the #FIBAU16 Asian Championship SABA Qualifiers! 🗣to the 7 #NBAAcademy India student-athletes who helped their national team! - Robin Banerjee Lokendra Singh Achintya Krishna Pranav Prince Digvijay Singh Brijesh Tiwari Jitendra Kumar

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Here's a quick look at the scores through all four games:

India 103-28 Nepal

India 95-8 Bangladesh

India 108-9 Maldives

India 72-41 Sri Lanka.

Of these seven NBA Academy student-athletes, three boys (Pranav Prince, Achintya Krishna, and Lokendra Singh), a few days later, will represent NBA Academy India at the Academy Games in Atlanta.

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