Stage set for Youth Nationals

The Basketball Federation of India announced on Tuesday that the eight-day competition will be held at the Mankapur indoor stadium in Mankapur and 48 teams (25 boys, 23 girls) from across the country have confirmed their participation.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka State Basketball Association announced that Nikhil and Karishma Rajan will lead the State boys’ and girls’ teams in the Nationals.

Teams: Boys: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Orissa, Punjab, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal.

Girls: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Pondicherry, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal.

Karnataka squad: Boys: Nikhil (VBC Mandya, captain), Yash, Kishen Shinde, Melver lobo (all Rovers, Dharwad), Justin Jacob (Young Orions), Sharath (Beagles), Uday shankar (Greens, Davangere), Naresh (Pinakini Gauribidnur), Gagan Reddy (Sports Hostel), Jitendar Singh (Nationals, Mysore), Vinay (Bharath), Akshay (Southern Blues). Coach: Sathyanarayana K. Manager: Manoj Kumar.

Girls: Karishma Rajan (captain), Aishwarya, Shivani (all Mounts ), Lavanya (Sports Hostel, Mysore), Parineetha, Harshitha, Manjula (all Sports School, Vidyanagar), Prathiksha (Beagles), Poluma (IBBC), Raagini (Ulsoor SU), Supritha, Bhandhavya (all DYSS, Mandya). Coach: Mallana Gouda Patil.

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