Geethu Anna Rahul: "I want to be a role model for other youngsters."
John Wooden: “It isn't what you do, but how you do it.”
Vishesh Bhriguvanshi: “I never imagined I’ll be leading the national team.”
Pratham Singh: “My teammates are like my family.”

Amjyot Singh Gill was the only player who broke double figures with 10 points

·         The Indian men’s basketball team began their FIBA Asia Cup 2017 campaign with a 54 – 101 loss against powerhouse Iran.

·         India’s next game is against 28th ranked Jordan on 11th August at 1830 local time (2100 IST).\

Team India at the FIBA Asia Cup 2017. Image credits: FIBA.com

Bengaluru/Beirut, 9th August 2017:  The Indian men’s basketball team began their FIBA Asia Cup 2017 campaign with a 54 – 101 loss against powerhouse Iran. India was slow out of the blocks, and fell behind 29 – 8 in the first quarter. From there on, the lead continued to grow as Iran outscored India in every quarter.

Iran are ranked 25th in the FIBA World Rankings, and showcased their offensive abilities in a clinical performance. They were shooting the ball at an impressive 51%, and had five players finish the game with scoring in double figures. Iran’s 7ft 2’’ centre Hamed Hadadi has played in the NBA (for the Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns) and was at his imposing best against India, top scoring with 20 points and dishing out 8 assists.

For India, Amjyot Singh Gill was the only player who broke double figures with 10 points. India will be hoping to tighten up its game on both ends of the floor as it looks to qualify for the second phase of the tournament.

Iran (Hamed Hadadi 20 pts; Mohammad Jamshidijafarabadi 18 pts; Sajjad Mashayekhi 16 pts) bt India (Amjyot Singh Gill 10 pts; Talwinderjit Singh 9 pts) 101 – 54 [29-8, 21 – 14, 29 – 17, 22 – 15]

 

India’s fixtures

The Indian men play their second fixture against 28th ranked Jordan on 11th August at 1830 local time (2100 IST), before closing out the group stages against Syria on 13th August at 2100 local time (2330 IST).

 

About the FIBA Asia Cup 2017

The FIBA Asia Cup 2017 is being played in Lebanon from 8-20 August 2017. For the first time, the tournament features Oceanian powerhouses Australia and New Zealand, as sixteen teams battle for top honours in Asia.

India is in Group A, along with Jordan, Syria, and three-time Asian champions Iran. The remaining groups comprise the following teams: Iraq, China, Philippines, and Qatar (Group B); Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Korea, and New Zealand (Group C); and Japan, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, and Australia (Group D).

The top three teams from each group will advance to the second phase, where they will be divided into two groups of six teams each (Groups E and F). The top four teams from each of these groups will advance to the quarterfinals.

China enters the tournament as defending champions, having won the FIBA Asia Championship 2015 on home soil.

Official tournament website: www.fiba.com/asiacup/2017

 

INDIAN SQUAD FOR THE FIBA ASIA CUP 2017

 

Jersey
No

Family Name(s)

/Last Name

First Name (s)

/Given Name

Date of Birth
(dd/mm/yyyy)

Place of Birth
(City &State)

Height
(cm)

Weight

(Kg)

Position

6

ANNADURAI

Aravind

5/07/1993

Tanjore

TN

200

95

PF/C

7

BUKANKERE KRISHNE GOWDA

Anil Kumar

31/07/1989

Mandya

Karnataka

186

72

G

8

 

Rajvir Singh

25/10/1995

Jalandhar

Punjab

188

85

G/F

9

BHRIGUVANSHI

Vishesh

13/09/1991

Varanasi

UP

192

98

G/F

10

 

Amritpal Singh

5/01/1991

GannaPind

Punjab

210

110

C

15

PETHANI

RikinShantilal

2/12/1990

SajiavadarAmreli

Gujarat

203

104

C

22

GILL

Amjyot Singh

27/01/1992

Chandigarh

Punjab/ Haryana

203

105

F

24

POIYAMOZHI

Baladhaneshwar

7/12/1999

UllikkottaiManargudi

TN

179

69

PG

46

SIVAKUMAR

PrasannaVenkatesh

25/09/1992

Gobichettipalayam

TN

186

86

G/F

52

BHAMARA

Satnam Singh

10/12/1995

Chawke

Punjab

218

132

C

77

HAFEEZ

MuinBek

28/01/1991

Dharmapuri

TN

190

83

F

99

 

Talwinderjit Singh

20/10/1986

Patiala

Punjab

183

80

PG

 

13 Team Manager:

Shafiqahmed Abdulhafiz SHAIKH

14 Coach:

Baskar SAPPANIAMBALAM

15 AssistantCoach:

Sebastian PADIPURAKKAL JOSEPH

16 Official:

Raj Kumar DUBEY (Physiotherapist)

17 FIBA Referee:

Ceciline Michael Vino VINCENT FRANCIS VICTOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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