basketball

Tamil Nadu clinches men’s crown

Tamil Nadu beat Services by 94-86, in the final to emerge the men’s champion of the senior National basketball championship at the Nehru indoor stadium.This is Tamil Nadu’s tenth title in the men’s category. Railways beat Chhattisgarh 100-71 in the women’s final for its 28th title in 32 years. Captain P.U. Navaneetha top-scored with 30 points.

Jo Jo White passes away

Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and an Olympic gold medalist, has died.White, who won an Olympic gold medal with the U.S. team in 968, was a seven-time NBA All-Star. He averaged 17.2 points per game over 13 years, also playing for Golden State and the Kansas City Kings before retiring in 1981.

Gokul to be Signed by NBA G-League Side

28 : Gokul Natesan is the 97th pick in the NBA draft. He became the second Indian-origin player to be signed by an NBA G-League side. Natesan, 23, was picked by Canton Charge, a minor league affiliate team of Cleveland Cavaliers, completing a remarkable journey of the computer science graduate, who shuffled between playing college basketball and designing apps.

Flemming joins NBA India

National Basketball Association announced Scott Fleming, former India men’s national team head coach, has joined NBA India as Head of Basketball Operations Scott Fleming will oversee the league’s youth and elite basketball development in India. He was earlier head coach of the Crusaders Basketball team at the Northwest Nazarene University. He served as India men’s head coach from 2012-2015.

Amjyot Singh Becomes Third Indian in NBA

Chandigarh hoopster Amjyot Singh became the third Indian after Satnam Singh and Palpreet Singh Brar to walk into the National Basketball Association (NBA) league. Amjyot made it to the NBA’s minor league – the G-League. The Indian skipper was picked by Oklahoma City Blue. The OKC Blue is NBA development league affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder, an American professional basketball team.

India win 2nd SABA U-16 Championship

India has won 2nd South Asian Basketball, SABA, Under – 16 Championship. India remained unbeaten in its all four matches and accumulated 8 points. Bangladesh finished second and host Nepal third. India has now qualified for 2017 International Basketball Federation, FIBA, Under-16 Asian Championship to be played in Malaysia later this year.

Australia claim first FIBA Asia Cup

Australia defeated Iran 79-56 to claim the championship of the FIBA Asian Cup basketball tournament in Beirut. It was the first appearance for Australia in the tournament, while Iran is a three-time champion. This marked the first year that Oceania powers Australia and New Zealand were included in Asian basketball competition.

India wins FIBA Women’s Asia Cup

Indian women’s basketball team defeated Kazakhstan 75-73 in finals of FIBA Asia Cup 2017 held in Bengaluru. Both the undefeated league teams meet in finals for the first time in the tournament. With this win India are now promoted to Division A for the next edition of FIBA Women’s Asia Cup. Basketball Federation of India president Govindaraj announced a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh for the squad.

NBA opens its first academy in India

The National Basketball Association has opened its first academy in India. An elite basketball training center at Jaypee Greens Integrated Sports Complex in Greater Noida was officially thrown open for the upcoming male and female talent of the country. 21 elite male prospects, who were selected following a three-month nationwide talent search, will receive scholarships and training.

NBA launches first basketball school

National Basketball Association announced the setting up of its first basket ball school, a network of tuition-based basketball development programmes, in Mumbai. The school, as part of a multi-year agreement announced with India On Track (IOT), is open to male and female players between ages 6-18.