Geethu Anna Jose


BornJune 30, 1985


Geethu Ann Jose Kottayam, Kerala, is an Indian basketball playeR ho has been the captain of the Indian women's national basketball team. As a child, Jose played volleyball, first playing basketball with the Kerala Junior Basketball Association. While playing in a championship match for Kerala, she was spotted by the Southern Railway basketball team; she joined Southern Railway in 2003. She was part of a team that beat Delhi in a 2005 tournament final, where she scored 34 points in a 95-50 point victory. Jose played in the 2006 to 2008 Australian Big V seasons for the Ringwood Hawks, being the first Indian woman basketball player to play for an Australia club as a professional. In April 2011 WNBA teams, Chicago Sky, Los Angeles Sparks, and San Antonio Silver Stars invited her for tryouts. In June 2012, Jose schored 11 points in the finals of the third Asian Beach Games at Haiyang, helping India to achieve a 17-14 victory over China.
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