Indian basketball team set to participate in Beijing leg of the 3x3 FIBA World Tour
New Delhi/Bengaluru (14 August 2015): Two teams from India are set to participate in the Beijing Masters leg of the 2015 FIBA 3x3 World Tour that will be held on 15th-16th August in China. Fresh off their recent South Asian 3x3 qualifiers win in Colombo, the Indian senior men’s team, termed as team “Bangalore” and comprising Rajesh Uppar, Siddhant Shinde, Jeevanantham Pandi and Basil Philip, few out to Beijing last night.
A second team, of youngsters Kushmeet Atwal, Arshpreet Bhullar, Arshdeep Dhillon and Rajveer Singh (all from Punjab’s Ludhiana Basketball Academy), has also qualified for the event (as team “Chandigarh”) after winning a national 3x3 event organised by the National Basketball Association in India (called NBA “Jam”) in December 2014.
The Bangalore team is seeded 9th and placed in Pool A with Novisad Alwahda (UAE) and Zheng Zhou (China). The Chandigarh team is seeded 12th and placed in Pool D with Tokyo (Japan) and Wukesong (China).