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Palpreet Singh signs NBA Development League contract

Palpreet Singh, the winner of National Finals of ACG-NBA Jump, India’s first national basketball talent search program, signed NBA Development League contract.  The 21-year old will now become eligible for selection in the NBA D League Draft, which will be held in October.

The 6ft 9in hoopster, who has been training at the New York Athletic Club with coach Ross Burn in Manhattan, said he has trained hard and is confident of getting picked by a D League team in the draft.  “I am happy with the efforts I have put in and I will continue to work hard and make the most of this opportunity because not many get such a chance.”

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Basketball Federation of India announces cash award of Rs.5 lakh for players

Basketball Federation of India (BFI) President K. Govindaraj has announced a cash prize of Rs.5 lakh for the players and coaching staff of the national team for their impressive performance at the recently-concluded FIBA Asia Challenge.

The Indian team produced a series of impressive performances in the tournament, stunning higher ranked teams such as China, Jordan and Chinese Taipei to finish in seventh place. 

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Basketball: India stun Chinese Taipei in 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge

India's basketball team on Sunday stunned higher-ranked Chinese Taipei 80-68 to end the 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge in seventh position at the Azadi Sports Complex in Tehran. The margin of the 80-68 victory is especially significant considering that World No.48 Taipei had beaten World No.53 India by 24 points (90-66) earlier on in the preliminary group B.

Prior to that India had lost to Taipei by six points during the 38th William Jones Cup International Basketball Tournament back in July.

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Basketball: Chinese Taipei hammer India 90-66

India's basketball team fell to Chinese Taipei 66-90 in their second preliminary round match of the FIBA Asia Challenge at the Twelve Thousand People Sport Hall here on Saturday.

India, who defeated the Philippines on Friday, will now play the second round starting from Monday. All 12 preliminary rounds advanced to the second round, where they will be divided into two groups of 6 each. 

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Rio Olympic Silver Medalist Pau Gasol wants to keep playing for Spain

San Antonio Spurs and Spain basketballer Pau Gasol says he has never given up on the idea of representing his nation where he has always felt loved.

In a publicity event held on Monday, Gasol said: "My idea of playing with the national team remains the same. The approach will be to take each year as it comes, analyse how my body adapts to the workload and see how I feel at the end of the season."

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