Saturday, May 27, 2017

India’s Junior Boys and Girls teams end their campaigns at the FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia Cup 2017

  • India’s junior boys and girls were seeded 14thin their respective categories and were placed in Qualifying Draw 1. The winner of Qualifying Draw 1 would then go on to be placed in Pool C of the main tournament.
  • The girls team finished 1-1 after beating Turkmenistan while the boys team finished with a record of 0-2.
  • The 3rdedition of the tournament has 32 teams competing for the title in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
  • Qatar and Japan are the defending champions in the men’s and women’s category respectively.
Bengaluru, 26th May 2017: The Junior Boys and Girls representing India have ended their campaign at the FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia Cup 2017.
The junior boys lost their first game against Lebanon 12-18 and went on to lose their second game against Turkmenistan 9-20 to finish with a 0-2 record in the tournament and not make it out of the main draw.
On the other hand, the junior women finished the tournament 1-1 as they beat Turkmenistan 21-9 but fell to Chinese Taipei 17-12 who went on to qualify for the Main Draws of the FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia Cup 2017 with a perfect record.
For India, Sreekala Rani (15) and Vaishnavi Yadav (14) were the leading scorers for the girls team while Prashant Tomar (8) was the top scorer for the boys team in the tournament.
The matches of the tournament are being streamed live on FIBA 3x3’s YouTube channel.
The entire Indian squad lists and the pools for the tournament were as follows:

Sr. No.NamePositionState/Unit 
1Bhagyansh GulatiPlayerUttar Pradesh 
2Prashant TomarPlayerKarnataka 
3Princepal SinghPlayerPunjab 
4Sejin MathewPlayerKerala 
5Dilip GurumurthyTeam LeaderKarnataka 
Sr NoNamePositionState/Unit
1Ishwarya JanardhananPlayerTamil Nadu
2Sreekala RaniPlayerKerala
3Vaishnavi YadavPlayerUttar Pradesh
4Harshitha Kelttira BopaiahPlayerKarnataka
5Jeena ZachariahTeam LeaderIndian Railways


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About the FIBA 3x3 U-18 Asia Cup

The 3rd FIBA 3x3 U-18 Asia Cup 2017 is being held in the Malaysian city of Cyberjaya from 26th to 28th May. Thirty-two teams from 17 different countries are participating. Sixteen men's teams and sixteen women's teams are competing at the tournament - as well as the mixed shoot-out contest - hosted by FIBA in cooperation with the Malaysian Basketball Association (MABA) and organised by NBL Asia. Bahrain, Turkmenistan and Jordan are making their debuts at the event.
The event will then be played with 12 teams per gender, divided into 4 pools of 3 teams. The pools will not be determined through a draw, but will be automatically created, based on the 3x3 Federation Ranking of the participating countries as of 1 March 2017.
The top 2 teams from each pool will then qualify to a knock-out phase starting from the quarter-finals.

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History of the event
The FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia Cup 2017, staged in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, will mark the 3rd edition of the competition.

2013 (Bangkok, Thailand)
MEN'S TEAM EVENTPhilippinesIndiaChina
WOMEN'S TEAM EVENTChinese TaipeiIndiaChina

2016 (Cyberjaya, Malaysia)
MEN'S TEAM EVENTQatarPhilippinesMalaysia
WOMEN'S TEAM EVENTJapanKazakhstanMalaysia
Yoveta Paguno
Arnold Thevakuman

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About Basketball Federation of India

The Basketball Federation of India or BFI is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India, and is responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. BFI has been involved in conducting camps, clinics, events, and training sessions at its academies for the development of basketball. BFI came into being in 1935 and took complete control over Indian basketball in 1950. Prior to that time, the Indian Olympic Association handled the conduct of Indian basketball championships. Since 1950, the BFI has been conducting various such championships, from the grassroots to senior team participation in international tournaments. In addition, the BFI has been responsible for the establishment of strong sub-junior and junior level programs. The BFI has to its credit produced several international players of repute, among them 17 have been bestowed with the honour of Arjuna Awards. Earlier in June 2015, 19-year-old Satnam Singh Bhamara made history by becoming the first Indian national to be drafted by an NBA team, when he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks. More information at

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