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17/02/2017
Asia

India nominated for Team of Year award by leading newspaper

10 Amritpal Singh - (IND)
10 Amritpal Singh - (IND) - Philippines v India, 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge (IRI), Tehran(Islamic Republic of Iran), Preliminary Round, 9 September 2016

NEW DELHI (FIBA Asia Cup 2017) - India's progress in basketball has been raising eyebrows in the country, so much so that the national side has been nominated for an award by one of the nation's leading newspapers.

The Times of India have put Amjyot Singh and Co up for the Team of the Year honor for 2016.

India, who reached the Quarter-Finals of the 2015 FIBA Asia Cup in Changsha, China, captured the imagination of fans last year at the FIBA Asia Challenge in Iran when they beat the Philippines, China, Kazakhstan and Chinese Taipei to finish seventh (4-4), which was considered their best performance in an Asian tournament in 27 years.

The team eventually came in seventh place. No recognition is bad recognition so rest assured that the honor will help the players build some confidence for 2017.

India will be hoping to take another step forward this summer at the FIBA Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon, a tournament to be staged 10-20 August.

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