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UBA Standings
North
 1. Mumbai Ch. 5-1 
 2. Delhi C. 4-2 
 3. Punjab S. 2-4 
 4. Haryana G. 1-5 
South
 1. Pune P. 4-2 
 2. Bengaluru 3-3 
 3. Hydrabad S. 3-3 
 4. Chennai S. 2-4 
Season 2017
All Games
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Stats
Points Per Game
 Dermaine CROCKRELL
  Punjab S.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 44.3
 1. Crockrell, Punjab S.44.3 
 2. Kelly, Hydrabad S.39.5 
 3. Scales, Mumbai Ch.37.6 
 4. March, Delhi C.36.9 
 5. Bhriguvanshi, Benga.30.9 
 6. Singh, Pune P.30.4 
 7. Mattox, Haryana G.30.3 
 8. Solomon, Bengaluru29.5 
 9. Newton, Pune P.28.4 
 10. Scroggins, Mumbai C.27.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Amritpal SINGH
  Pune P.
  (212-C/F-91)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Singh, Pune P.13.3 
 2. Pethani, Chennai S.10.2 
 3. Boskailo, Hydrabad.9.3 
 4. Newton, Pune P.9.0 
 5. Bhriguvanshi, Benga.8.5 
 6. Crockrell, Punjab S.8.3 
 7. Brar, Bengaluru8.3 
 8. March, Delhi C.8.1 
 9. Hyams, Haryana G.7.8 
 10. Kelly, Hydrabad S.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Agu CHUKWUNANU
  Chenn.
  (--)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Chukwunanu, Chenn.10.2 
 2. Bhriguvanshi, Benga.9.4 
 3. March, Delhi C.7.3 
 4. Kelly, Hydrabad S.7.3 
 5. Newton, Pune P.7.1 
 6. Gill, Mumbai Ch.6.7 
 7. Mattox, Haryana G.6.2 
 8. Pari, Punjab S.6.1 
 9. Crockrell, Punjab S.5.4 
 10. Hyams, Haryana G.5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dermaine CROCKRELL
  Punjab S.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Crockrell, Punjab S.3.4 
 2. Scales, Mumbai Ch.3.2 
 3. March, Delhi C.2.9 
 4. Chukwunanu, Chenn.2.3 
 5. Mattox, Haryana G.2.2 
 6. Hyams, Haryana G.2.2 
 7. Jat, Chennai S.2.2 
 8. Scroggins, Mumbai C.1.8 
 9. Gill, Mumbai Ch.1.6 
 10. Bhriguvanshi, Benga.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Ronald MARCH
  Delhi C.
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. March, Delhi C.2.7 
 2. Brar, Bengaluru2.6 
 3. Singh, Pune P.2.1 
 4. Boskailo, Hydrabad.1.5 
 5. Thomas, Hydrabad.1.5 
 6. Pethani, Chennai S.1.3 
 7. Gill, Punjab S.1.3 
 8. Singh, Delhi C.0.9 
 9. Singh, Delhi C.0.8 
 10. Jaskaran, Harya.0.8 
Player of the week

     Pierre Newton
      Pune P.
      (196-G-88)
      

    First UBA All-Star Game (Photo:ubaindia.com)

    Mumbai Challengers emerge as UBA Season 4 champions after sweeping Bengaluru Beast in finals series (Photo:ubaindia.com)

    Mumbai Challengers 2017
    # Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
    8  Scales Alex 192 (6'4'') G 78 USA
    22  Scroggins Jimmy 0 (0'0'') 0 Canada
    18  Gill Inderbir 193 (6'4'') F 87 India
    6  Bains Jagdeep 0 (0'0'') 0 India
    24  Kumar Nikhil 0 (0'0'') 0 India
    1  Singh Harman 190 (6'3'') G 0 USA
    9  Venkatesh Prasanna 0 (0'0'') 0 India
    25  Singh Karanpal 0 (0'0'') 0 India
    17  Reddy Prudhvi 0 (0'0'') 0 India
    40  Singh Dildar 0 (0'0'') 0 India
    58  Singh Ravinder 0 (0'0'') 0 India
    56  Jeevenathan 0 (0'0'') 0 India
    Head Coach: Jora Singh

    Asia-Basket.com All-Indian UBA Awards 2017 - Apr 1, 2017


    Asia-Basket.com All-Indian UBA 1st Team 2017
    Agu Chukwunanu
    Chukwunanu
    Alex Scales
    Scales
    Ronald March
    March
    Dermaine Crockrell
    Crockrell
    Vishesh Bhriguvanshi
    Bhriguvanshi


    Finals MVO: Alex Scales (192-G-78) of Mumbai Ch.
    Player of the Year: Alex Scales (192-G-78) of Mumbai Ch.
    Domestic Player of the Year: Agu Chukwunanu (PG) of Chennai S.
    Import Player of the Year: Alex Scales (192-G-78) of Mumbai Ch.

    1st Team
    PG: Agu Chukwunanu (PG) of Chennai S.
    G: Alex Scales (192-G-78) of Mumbai Ch.
    G: Ronald March (196-G-93) of Delhi C.
    G: Dermaine Crockrell (185-G-89) of Fast Break
    G: Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (192-G-91) of Bengaluru

    2nd Team
    G: Pierre Newton (196-G-93) of Pune P.
    F: Inderbir Gill (193-F-87) of Mumbai Ch.
    : Tevin Kelly of Hydrabad S.
    C/F: Amritpal Singh (212-C/F-91) of Pune P.
    F: Amjyot Singh (203-F-92) of Delhi C.

    Honorable Mention
    Rikin Pethani (203-C-90) of Chennai S.
    Chris Solomon (191-G-90) of Bengaluru
    Palpreet Brar of Bengaluru
    Mak Boskailo (206-F) of Hydrabad S.
    DeSean Mattox (185-G) of Haryana G.
    Amjyot Singh (203-F-92) of Delhi C.
    Jimmy Scroggins of Mumbai Ch.


    Mumbai Challengers emerge as UBA Season 4 champions after sweeping Bengaluru Beast in finals series - Mar 15, 2017


    Mumbai Challengers capped off a dominant season by emerging as the champions of UBA Season 4 by eliminating Bengaluru Beast in the second gameof the championship series finals with a 118-105 win.Mumbai arrived at the finals after finishing the league stages with a league-best 5-1 record and sweeping Punjab Steelers in semi-finals series.The best of three finals series was decided in two games as Mumbai swept Bengaluru behind their fiery firepower. The UBA Season 4 championship series is being played at the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Goa from 10-16 March, 2017. The best players in the league will participate in the very first UBA All-Star game on 16th March at 7:00 PM as the top players from North Division take on the best from South Division. Bengaluru started with a lineup of Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (192-G-91), Palpreet Brar, Raghuram, Pratham Singh (189-G/F-91) and Visu Palani. They faced Mumbai's starting lineup of Jagdeep Bains, Alex Scales (192-G-78, college: Oregon), Inderbir Gill, Nikhil and Jimmy Scroggins, college: Regina). Solomon was 1 of 10 from three point range in the first game, and he started the second game by taking the ball inside with a sense of purpose for high percentage looks. Mumbai led 17-11 halfway into the first quarter and pushed it to 25-13 in a couple of minutes behind consecutive threes from Scales. Mumbai led Bengaluru 30-23 at the end of the first quarter. Mumbai were led by 10 points from Inderbir. The supporting cast stepped up for Bengaluru in the first as Visu led them with 8 points. Bengaluru came out strong in the second quarter as they charged into the paint hunting for good looks up close. Riding Palpreet's inside presence, Bengaluru cut Mumbai's lead to 39-33 forcing them to call a timeout after two minutes in the second quarter. Scales had a thunderous one-hand dunk to spark Mumbai into extending their lead to 50-38 about halfway into the second quarter. Bengaluru knew what was at stake and played like it by aggressively working hard for every point even though Mumbai maintained the lead as they were up 58-51 over Bengaluru at halftime. Mumbai had four players in double figures at halftime as Jagdeep, Alex, Inderbir and Jimmy combined for 56 points at halftime. Bengaluru had 14 turnovers off which Mumbai scored 17 points in the first half. Inderbir started the second half by getting right to the line on multiple possessions as Mumbai kept Bengaluru at bay in the opening minutes. Scroggins picked up his fourth foul and headed to the bench as Bengaluru looked to make a run. Scales wasn't to be denied as he continued his hot shooting from downtown. Bengaluru cut the lead to 76-68 halfway in the third quarter as they looked to force a third game in the series. Palpreet came alive in the third as he took it upon himself to score 17 points in the third quarter alone to keep Bengaluru alive. At the end of the third quarter, Mumbai led Bengaluru 90-81. Scales heated up in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter as he pushed Mumbai's lead to 100-83 with 7:40 left in the game. While Bengaluru battled valiantly to attempt to chip away at the lead, Mumbai's firepower engulfed everything Bengaluru threw at them. They jumped out to a double digit lead in the fourth and maintained their lead as the clock wound down. Mumbai were able to hold on for a 118-105 win over Bengaluru Beast in the second game of UBA Championship finals series to emerge as champions.
    Courtesy of: ubaindia.com


    First UBA All-Star Game a flamboyant dunk-fest, delighting a sellout crowd as North Division All-Stars defeat South Division All-Stars - Mar 18, 2017


    The UBA Season 4 wound up to a close with a bang with the very first UBA All-Star Game as the North Division All-Stars took on the South Division All-Stars in an exhibition contest. The match was a barn burner from start to finish as the superstars put on an exhibition unlike any seen in India. Slam Dunks were aplenty on both ends as the players gave the crowd plenty to roar for. After a season which saw the teams battle each other with fierce competitiveness, the All-Star Game was the perfect way to cap off the season as players from different teams came together to elevate the game higher and entertain the crowd. In the end, North Division All-Stars came out on top by besting South Division All-Stars 163-155. The North Division All-Stars started with a lineup of Ronald March (196-G-93, college: Philander Smith), Jagdeep Bains, Alex Scales (192-G-78, college: Oregon), De'Sean Mattox (185-G, college: E.Oregon) and Dermaine Crockrell (185-G-89, college: Bemidji St.). The South Division All-Stars fielded a lineup of Agu, Palpreet Brar, Mak Boskailo (206-F, college: Harding), Narender Grewal and Vishesh Bhriguvanshi. An All-Star game is meant to be an exhibition of the players' skills and they didn't disappoint as they threw down thunderous dunks and high-flying alley-oops which raised the roof throughout the contest. The first few seconds set the tone for the game as Vishesh lobbed an alley-oop to Mak right after tip-off. It wasn't long before all the players were flying across the court with smiles on their faces as they put on a show. The high fliers lived above the rim and the ground bound players put on a dribbling exhibition. At the end of the first quarter, South Division All Stars held a 48-35 lead over North Division All-Stars. South Division All-Stars were led by 13 points from Tevin Kelly, 8 from Mak Boskailo, and 6 each from Narender Grewal and Siddhant Shinde. North Division All-Stars were led by 8 points from Ronald March and 6 points from De'Sean Mattox. The second quarter gave the crowd more of the same as the players speeded the game up even more. By the end of the first half North Division All-Stars led South Division All-Stars 80-79. At halftime, the talented rapper Raftaar entertained the sellout crowd. After which the world renowned artist Vilas Nayak painted a masterpiece of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the delight of the crowd. In the third quarter, Ronald March began to separate himself from the rest of the performers with his high-flying dunks as he soared into the air time and time again for powerful dunks. At the end of the third quarter, South Division All-Stars led North Division All-Stars 124-114. Dermaine Crockrell had a number of crowd pleasing dunks as well. The fourth quarter saw more of the same as the teams battled it out with the clock winding down. In the final minute, UBA CEO and Chairman Tommy Fisher subbed in for a couple of possessions, displaying his true passion for the sport. India's legendary sharpshooter Ram Kumar (now coach of Pune Peshwas) also got a pass on the sidelines as he put up a shot from distance. At the end of the contest, three players finished with over 40 points. The North Division All-Stars put on a strong run in the final minutes as they pulled away to defeat South Division All-Stars 163-155. North Division All-Stars were led by 47 points from Ronald March who put on a dunking clinic and took home the international player of the game honors. All the Indian players were awarded the Indian player of the game honors in this unique expression of the beauty of basketball.
    Courtesy of: ubaindia.com



    Indian UBA All-Star Game 2017 Rosters - Mar 18, 2017


    South Division All-Star Team

    Mak Boskailo
    Boskailo

    Vishesh Bhriguvanshi
    Bhriguvanshi

    Siddhant Shinde
    Shinde

    Rikin Pethani
    Pethani

    Pierre Newton
    Newton


    1 Agu Chukwunanu of Chennai Slam
    12 Palpreet Brar of Bengaluru Beast
    21 Mak Boskailo (206-F) of Hydrabad Sky
    25 Narender Grewal of Pune Peshwas
    53 Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (192-G-91) of Bengaluru Beast
    2 Mahesh Padmanabhan of Hydrabad Sky
    3 Chris Solomon (191-G-90) of Bengaluru Beast
    4 Ramesh Kumar of Delhi Capitals
    8 Tevin Kelly of Hydrabad Sky
    15 Siddhant Shinde (180-PG-91) of Pune Peshwas
    36 Rikin Pethani (203-C-90) of Chennai Slam
    40 Jairam Jat of Chennai Slam
    3 Pierre Newton (196-G-93) of Pune Peshwas

    North Division All-Star Team

    Ronald March
    March

    Alex Scales
    Scales

    DeSean Mattox
    Mattox

    Inderbir Gill
    Gill

    Eban Hyams
    Hyams


    5 Ronald March (196-G-93) of Delhi Capitals
    6 Jagdeep Bains of Mumbai Challengers
    8 Alex Scales (192-G-78) of Mumbai Challengers
    12 DeSean Mattox (185-G) of Haryana Gold
    33 Dermaine Crockrell (185-G-89) of Punjab Steelers
    7 Muin Bek of Delhi Capitals
    18 Inderbir Gill (193-F-87) of Mumbai Challengers
    19 Eban Hyams (196-G-81) of Haryana Gold
    22 Jimmy Scroggins of Mumbai Challengers
    24 Nikhil Kumar of Mumbai Challengers
    1 Anil Anil of Delhi Capitals
    51 Janbandhu Vinay of Delhi Capitals


    2017 Federation Cup: ONGC Men secure 5th consecutive title -


    There are many different types of celebrations, and at the finals of the 31st Federation Cup National Basketball Tournament in Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) on Sunday, the winners felt various degrees of joy. In the men's final, Dehradun's ONGC won their fifth-consecutive title, securing their legacy as one of the greatest units in Indian Basketball history. In the women's game, Chhattisgarh buried two years of disappointments by winning in the final stage and bagging the gold medal. The Federation Cup - organized by the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and the Tamil Nadu Basketball Association (TNBA) - was held from March 22-26 this year at the PSG Indoor Sports Complex courts in Coimbatore. The tournament is a sort of elite club of Indian basketball, featuring only the best eight each of men and women teams from the previous year's Senior National in competition.
    ONGC were tested to the brink by their closest competitors in the country, IOB (Chennai) in the men's final, and it took a measured response by two of India's top international players - Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (192-G-91) and Amritpal Singh (212-C/F-91) (17 points each) - to help the Dehradun side slip by to a 55-52 win. Indian Air Force (Services) finished third in the men's division with a 85-79 win over Karnataka's Army Service Corps and Centre.
    Final Standings:
    1. ONGC
    2. IOB
    3. Indian Air Force
    Courtesy of: hoopistani.blogspot.com



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