The Indian U-16 Men Basketball Team clinched 5th place, which is the highest final ranking by any India team in the FIBA, (International Basketball Federation) U16 Men Asian Championship. This was the 4th time the Indian U-16 men basketball team participated in the FIBA U16 Asian Championship.
The Indian U-16 men basketball team was placed in a group with Australia, Bahrain & Qatar. The Indian U-16 basketball team finished 2nd place in group-stage where they beat Bahrain (80-41) & Qatar (77-51). The Indian U-16 basketball beat the Indonesia U-16 men’s basketball team in pre quarterfinals (97-53) and qualified for the first ever Quarter-Finals for the South Asian country in the FIBA U-16 Asian Championship 2022.
The Indian U-16 basketball Team played with Japan U-16 Men Basketball Team in the Quarter Finals where they lost by 7 points (84-91). The Indian U-16 basketball team put up a valiant effort against the Japan Team.
The Indian U-16 basketball won an intense overtime clash over Iran U- 16 Men Basketball Team which is the no.1 ranked team in Asia in Classification Game (5-8 Place) by 5 points (83-78).
The Indian U-16 basketball team beat Korea U-16 basketball team for the first time in the U16 Asian Championship to clinch the 5th Place in Asia which is the best performance in decades.
Dr. K Govindaraj, MLC & President, BFI is extremely happy and delighted with the performance of the Indian U-16 Men Basketball Team. This has been the best performance of the India U-16 Men Basketball Team in decades. I congratulate the Head Coach, Support Staff and Players who have put their sincere efforts for making history by advancing to the Quarter-Finals for their best U16 Asian Championship performance ever.
Dr. K Govindaraj, MLC & President, BFI has announced a cash prize of Rs.10,00,000 for the Indian U-16 Men Basketball for clinching 5th spot in the FIBA U-16 Asian Championship 2022 held at Doha, Qatar from 12th – 19th June 2022.