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Junior basketball competition kicks off in Ha Noi

Update: July, 11/2014 - 09:20

HA NOI (VNS) — The National U-17 Basketball Championship will be organised from July 11 to 14 at the Wellspring International School's sport complex in Ha Noi.

The annual tournament has seen 70 teams competing in the boys' and girls' categories.

"The event has become quite popular among schools since its debut five years ago. It has become a platform for the Viet Nam Basketball Federation to select players for the national teams," said Nguyen Quoc Quan, federation General Secretary.

"Through the years, the tournament has left its mark, with two players, Dang Quoc Thinh and Duong Thi Trang representing Viet Nam at a World Basketball Camp in Turkey next month.

Apart from the main prizes for the three winners, the organisers are also offering teams the fair-play award, the most competitive team and Miss Basketball. — VNS

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