Basketball fans will get an opportunity to witness high octane action when,for the third year running,Mastan YMCA will host the All-Star Basketball weekend at the Mastan YMCA courts from May 3 to 5. This time,however,with the All-Star weekend dedicated to the memory of the late Harish Sharma,former CEO of BFI,the celebrations will be much bigger and grander.
The three-day event will feature the leading male and female basketball players in the country,who will be bolstered by three professional basketball players from USA,who are being invited specially for this occasion.
The All-Star weekend will open a photo shoot of all the players on May 3,followed by the dunking and 3-point shooting competition on May 4 and the big ticket event,the All Star Matches of Men and Women on May 5,featuring the most talented players in the country and the invitees from US,divided into East and West sides.
Scott Stewart,Jason ONeil and Titus Robinson are the three players from US,who will parade their skills along with the bigwigs of Indian basketball like Jagdeep Singh,Vishesh Bhriguvanshi,Trideep Rai,Yadwinder Singh,Riyazuddin,Jayram Jat and Sambhaji Kadam,to name a few. Womens action will see names like Geetu Anna Jose,Anita,Anju Lakra and Prashanti,among others.
Following are the teams (Men): East: Scott Stewart (USA),Hareesh Koroth,Trideep Rai,Narendra Grewal,Amjyot Singh,Amrit Pal Singh,P Murali,Riyazuddin,Shabeer Ahmed,Loveneet Singh,Jason ONeil (USA). West: Mohit Bhandari,Vishesh Bhriguvanshi,Yadwinder Singh,Ajay Singh,Rikin Pethani,Praveen Kumar,Jayram Jat,Aravinda A,Sambhaji Kadam,Titus Robinson (USA). Women (East):Prashanti Singh,Akanksha,Pratima,Shireen,Geetu Anna Jose,Kokila,Pushpa,Akanksha Singh,Smrithy,Varsha. West: Anita,Anju Lakra,Bharti,Kavita,Asha,Raspreet,Savita,Kiran,Preeti,Apurva