India squad selected for Jr. NBA Global Championship

20 juniors from India selected to compete in the second Jr. NBA Global Championship to be held in Florida, US from August 6-11.

Arnav Gupta from Bengaluru is one of the 10 boys selected from India to compete in the Jr. NBA Global Championship in US.   -  Special Arrangement

The NBA today announced the 10 boys and 10 girls who will represent India in the second Jr. NBA Global Championship, a youth basketball tournament that will be held Aug. 6-11 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida.

The Jr. NBA Global Championship will feature boys and girls divisions, separated into U.S. and international brackets that begin with round-robin play and continue with single-elimination competition.  The winners of the U.S. and international brackets will play in the global championship games on Aug. 11.

The 20 youth players were chosen following a two-day selection camp at the NBA Academy India in Delhi NCR. The camp featured 40 participants in the 13-14 age group from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA Skills Challenges, City Competitions and National Finals.

Sachin Yadav and Moumita Mishra will both return for their second appearance in the annual youth basketball tournament.

In the inaugural event last year, Sunishka Kartik from the India girls team won the Community Award while Bhavik Garg won the Tip-Off Ceremony Dance Contest. 

India Boys Team

India Girls Team

Sachin Yadav – Delhi

Riccha Ravi – Mumbai

Dev Premi – Mumbai

Moumita Mishra – Bengaluru

Arnav Gupta – Bengaluru

Jeevika Kumar – Chenna

Pranav Varma – Hyderabad

Manmeet Kaur – Punjab

Karan Pashi – Kolkata

Irin Elsa John – Kerala

Janmejay Singh – Chandigarh

Osheen Singh – Jabalpur

Md. Kaif – Varanasi

Bhumika Sarje – Pune

Harsh Dagar – Delhi NCR

Dhara Phate – Nagpur

Lokendra – Delhi NCR

Shomira Bidaye - Nagpur

Kushal Singh – Varanasi

Muskan Singh – Patna