To promote Indian basketball, youngster Kushal Singh has been named in the All-Star Five of the FIBA U16 Asian Basketball Championship 2022, which ended here on Sunday.
So Kushal Singh was a star performer India The team finished fifth, beating South Korea 90-80 in a qualifying match on Sunday. This is India’s best ever performance by an Indian team in the U16 Asian Championship Qatar 2022. India lost to eventual winners Japan in the quarterfinals before finishing fifth.
“India’s Kushal Singh is one of the top scorers in # FIBAU16Asia. We are all proud of #TeamIndia for their outstanding performance in the tournament and their 5th place win over Korea,” the Indian Embassy in Doha tweeted on Sunday night.
2022 MVP and Japan’s top scorer Yuto Kawashima headlined stacked All-Star Five. In addition to Kushal Singh, the other nominees for the tournament include Suguru Ishiguchi of Japan, Nick Book of New Zealand and Roko Zikarski of Australia.
“India had a historic campaign at the U16 Asian Championships, reaching the quarter-finals for the first time and finishing 5th and a big factor was Kushal Singh’s play. The 1.95M (6’5 ″) forward led India with 22.6 points per game (also ranked 3rd among all players) and got 8.4 rebounds per game. Kushal was the top scorer in the competition with 31 points against Qatar and Japan, “the report said on the FIBA Asia page.