The 27th UP Junior State Basketball Championship concluded on 25th June at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, sector-14, Vasundhara, Ghaziabad. The semi-finals and finals were held at Jaypee Greens Sports Complex, Greater Noida. Varanasi district won the championship in both girls and boys section. They remained undefeated in the tournament with their consistent performances. They also previously won the Youth State Championship held in May.
In the girls’ final match, Varanasi defeated Lucknow district by 23 points. The final score was 47-24.
Varanasi- Sneha (15 pts), Shrishti ( 14 pts)
Lucknow- Bhavya ( 8 pts)
In the boys’ final match, Varanasi won the match against Agra by 23 points again. Final score was 55-32.
Varanasi- Ashutosh Singh (15 pts), Deepak Sonkar (12 pts)
Agra- Siddhartha (8 pts)
About UP Basketball
Within the state of Uttar Pradesh, the city of Varanasi is the most well known hub of basketball and has produced many international players such as Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, Trideep Rai and the Singh sisters. One of it’s players, Barkha Sonkar is currently in the IMG Academy in Florida. IMG Academy recently gave India a moment of immense pride with Satnam Singh making it to the NBA.