Chennai Slam

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Chennai Slam
2016 Chennai Slam season
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DivisionSouth Division (UBA)
LeagueUBA Pro Basketball League
Founded2015
ArenaJawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Chennai), 8,000-capacity
LocationChennai, Tamil Nadu
Team colorsblue, white,
    
Head coachPrasanna Menon
Championships2015,2016 third season
Websitehttp://chennaislam.com/

Chennai Slam is an UBA Pro Basketball League franchise based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu which began to play in October 2014 during the inaugural season of the UBA Pro Basketball League. They are the reigning champions of the UBA Pro Basketball League, after winning the title in 2016 third season.

History[edit]

When the UBA Pro Basketball League was founded in 2015, the city of Chennai.

Players[edit]

Chennai Slam Season 4 Roster

# Name Weight(Kg) Height
1
Agu Chukwunanu
75
5 ft 9 in
4
Ram Kumar
95
6 ft 2 in
5
Ashutosh Rai
103
6 ft 5 in
9
Ameeth Khan
67
5 ft 10 in
11
Vignesh Prabhu
80
6 ft 0 in
21
Brendon Pineda
101
6 ft 4 in
30
Cammy Carmel
90
6 ft 2 in
31
Gopal Ram
110
6 ft 8 in
33
T N Bopanna
80
5 ft 8 in
34
Longji Gobum
124
6 ft 4 in
36
Rikin Pethani
105
6 ft 8 in
40
Jairam Jat
97
6 ft 4 in

Stadium[edit]

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
AddressIndia
LocationChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
OwnerGovernment of Tamil Nadu
Capacity8,000

The complex also houses a multipurpose indoor stadium with a seating capacity of 8,000 which hosts volleyball, basketball, table tennis games. The stadium is also used for functions and concerts. The stadium is named after Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister.

The stadium is located at Sydenhams Road, Park Town behind the Chennai Central suburban railway station and Ripon Building.

Seasons[edit]

2015 season[edit]

On 17 July 2015 at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, Chennai Slam their first UBA Pro Basketball League with a 65–61 loss at Hyderabad Sky, but made a comeback with four victories. The team finished its 6-game regular season in second place in the division.

In the semifinals, Chennai Slam enter final after beating Punjab Steelers 92–77. They won the first season of the UBA Pro Basketball League by beating Pune Peshwas 81–49 in the finals.

2016 season[edit]

For the second season of UBA Pro Basketball League, Defending champions Chennai retained their core lineup from last season of point guard Chukwunanu Agu (from Nigeria), shooting guard Carmel and captain Aditya Biswas. Their frontcourt has been shored up this year with the addition of centre Gopal, who is a big body on the inside, along with forward Ashutosh Rai from the Services. Chennai Slam is directly through to the semifinals as the top team from the South Division.