Two Indian teams to play in Jr NBA World Championship

Twenty boys and girls will represent India at the inaugural Junior NBA World Championship, a first-of-its kind global youth basketball tournament for top 13 and 14-year-old players from around the world.

The Junior NBA World Championship will feature boys’ and girls’ divisions, separated into US and international brackets that begin with round-robin play and continue with single-eliminations competition. (Representational Image)   -  Getty Images

The Indian boys and girls teams will compete in the Junior NBA World
Championship for the 13-14 age group, to be staged at the ESPN Wide
World of Sports Complex, at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, US,
from August 7 to 12.

The tournament will feature 16 US teams and 16 international teams
from Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Europe, India,
Mexico and South America.

Some of the leading personalities of basketball, Dwyane Wade, Andre
Drummond, Vince Carter, Brook Lopez, Grant Hill, Tamika Catchings,
Swin Cash and Jennifer Azzi will be associated with the competition
scheduled to feature 317 boys and girls from 35 countries.

‘’The Junior NBA World Championship is more than a basketball
competition. It is a global stage for some of the top youth players
form around the world to showcase their talent, have fun and learn
from one another’’, said Dwyane Wade, the three-time NBA champion and
the global ambassador for the event.

Fox Sports will telecast the matches through the week.

Boys team: Sehajbir Singh Bedi, Bhavik Garg, Jeevanshu Khatri, Nikhil Kumar, Dinesh Pal, Yatish Sakhuja, Abhishek Singh, Arpit Singla, Laivish Vats and Sachin Yadav.
Coaches: Siddharth Dalal and Devojyoti Karmakar.

Girls team: Vedaa Anand, Shreya Ashok, Nuha Asif Masood, Shreya Bose, Sunishka Kartik, Diya Kothari, Meghana Manjunatha, Moumita Mishra, Hamsa Nanjundaiah and Smriti Vemula. Coaches: Prasanna Venkatesh Rajamanickam and Sonal Nambiar.