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Basketball and India

NBA Academy India well represented in the Indian roster for the U16 SABA Basketball Championships 2019

India's U16 squad for South Asian Basketball Championships
(Basketball Federation of India/Facebook)

From July 3-5, India will take part in the U16 2019 South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Basketball Championship alongside countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Nepal.

The winner of this tournament, that takes place in Dhaka, qualifies to the Asian Championships later this year.

According to Hoopistani, here's the 12-man roster that will represent India at the U-16 SABA Basketball Championships:

Pranav Prince (C) Kerala
Lokendra Singh Rajasthan
Jitendra Kumar Sharma Rajasthan
Digvijay Singh Rajasthan
Achintya Krishna Karnataka
Manoj B M Karnataka
Robin Banarjee Uttar Pradesh
Sahil Haryana
Brijesh Tiwari Madhya Pradesh
Eknoor Singh Punjab
Arjun Unnikrishnan Kerala
Amrendra Nayak Chandigarh

Head Coach: Vaselin Matic; Assistant Coach: Aman Sharma; Physiotherapist: Ranjan Sharma

Off the 12 boys that will look to help India defend their title at the SABA Basketball Championships, seven boys were NBA Academy India student-athletes: Robin Banerjee, Pranav Prince, Achintya Krishna, Digvijay Singh, Brijesh Tiwari, Jitendra Kumar and Lokendra Singh.

Of these seven, three (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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