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.
Uttarakhand and Indian Railways become 2013 National Basketball Champions in Ludhiana
The stage was the Guru Nanak Stadium Basketball Court in Ludhiana, Punjab. The audience comprised of the large numbers of loud and excited hoop fans from across the state and beyond cheering for their favourite teams. The actors were the cream of crop of basketball talent from across the country. And the show was the biggest day in domestic Indian basketball. On Friday, January 4, 2013, the Finals of the 63rd Senior National Basketball Championship for Men & Women were held in Ludhiana. After a week of breathtaking action, the Indian Railways Women’s team and the Uttarakhand Men’s squad emerged as champions in their respective divisions, as both teams went undefeated through the course of the tournament.
13 things to look forward to for 2013 in Indian basketball
Celebrate the New Year by reading about how hoops in India can be taken to the next level by the time December 31st rolls around again! With every passing year, hoops in India is taking another step to becoming a bigger game with better results, better organisation, and more popularity amongst the common fans. So here are the top 13 things that we can look forward to for 2013
National Basketball Championships tip off with big wins for hosts Punjab
The 63rd National Basketball Championship, the biggest annual domestic basketball tournament in India, tipped off on Friday, December 28th at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana, Punjab, with hosts Punjab Men & Women picking up impressive wins on opening night. Meanwhile, Women’s defending champions Indian Railways kicked things off with a dominating win over Delhi in which superstar Geethu Anna Jose scored 51 points.