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Akilan Pari
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Akilan Pari with Income Tax in 2015
Punjab Steelers
PositionPoint guard
LeagueUBA Pro Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1989-07-20) July 20, 1989 (age 30)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
NationalityIndian
Listed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Career information
NBA draft2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2017–presentPunjab Steelers

Akilan Pari (born July 20, 1989) is an Indian professional basketball player. He currently plays for the Punjab Steelers of India's UBA Pro Basketball League. [1]

He is a member of India's national basketball team since 2014. As of 2018, he serves as team captain[2] of India's national basketball team.[3][4]

Pari already made a name for himself as a youth player. He captained Tamil Nadu's official state lineups for the u-13, u-16 and u-18 (junior) and senior men level.[5]

During the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, Akila Pari was selected to play at the Sprite Uncontainable Game, where he was coached by Omri Casspi and Serge Ibaka.[6]

As of 2018, he has been labelled as one of India's best basketball players[7] because of his passing and ball handling skills, and because of complicated engagement rules, missed a crucial playoff game against Lebanon, a game which India lost[8] because of his absence.[9]

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  1. India - FIBA Asia Challenge 2016, FIBA.com, accessed 2 April 2017.
  2. "India's Men's basketball roster announced for FIBA World Cup qualifying games next week". Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  3. TN squads for senior National basketball named, The Hindu, 14 January 2018. Accessed 7 April 2018.
  4. 15th SSN Trophy Championship Concluded Successfully, Expressnews, 23 August 2017. Accessed 7 April 2018.
  5. AKILAN PARI – LIVING HIS BASKETBALL DREAMS, Gopalakrishnan R, ekalavyas.com, accessed 26 April 2017.
  6. The Sprite Uncontainable Game: Meet the Players from Estonia, India and Lithuania, Colleen Oakley, coca-colacompany.com, 4 February 2013. Accessed 7 April 2018.
  7. "Punjab Suffer Second Successive Deteat". 4 August 2016.
  8. "Lebanese hoopsters too good for India". Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  9. Engagement rules Akilan Pari out of India’s basketball World Cup qualifier, Ashim Sunam, The New INDIAN EXPRESS, 24 February 2018. Accessed 3 April 2018.


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