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Junior National Basketball Championships in India - Early History
The early history of the Junior National Basketball Championships in India from 1977 to 2001, including top two winners in both men and women. The Junior National Championship is held for players in the 18-and-under age group.
Year Month Hosting City Hosting State Men Women Winners Runners up Winners Runners up 1977 Trichur Kerala Chandigarh Maharashtra Maharashtra Punjab 1978 Bhilwara Rajasthan Maharashtra Rajasthan Maharashtra Karnataka 1979 Burdwan West Bengal Maharashtra Tamil Nadu Maharashtra Karnataka 1980 Jamshedpur Bihar/Jharkhand Karnataka Maharashtra Maharashtra Kerala 1981 January Goa Karnataka Maharashtra Punjab Maharashtra 1981 May Pune Maharashtra Kerala Uttar Pradesh Kerala Maharashtra 1983 Indore Madhya Pradesh Punjab Maharashtra Kerala Maharashtra 1984 Nowgaon Madhya Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Maharashtra Kerala Maharashtra 1985 Baroda Gujarat Maharashtra Kerala Delhi Kerala 1986 Neiveli Tamil Nadu Kerala Maharashtra Punjab Maharashtra 1987 Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh Rajasthan Haryana Maharashtra Kerala 1988 Bhilwara Rajasthan Madhya Pradesh Punjab 1989 Sholapur Maharashtra Maharashtra Kerala Punjab Maharashtra 1990 Indore Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Punjab Kerala 1991 Delhi Delhi Madhya Pradesh Rajasthan Maharashtra Punjab 1992 Ludhiana Punjab Andhra Pradesh Rajasthan Punjab Maharashtra 1993 Chandigarh Chandigarh Madhya Pradesh Rajasthan Chandigarh Punjab 1994 Sitara Maharashtra Tamil Nadu Rajasthan Tamil Nadu Chandigarh 1995 Kangra Himachal Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Punjab Kerala Maharashtra 1996 Bathinda Punjab Punjab Andhra Pradesh Tamil Nadu Kerala 1997 Delhi Delhi Punjab Kerala Maharashtra Madhya Pradesh 1998 Patiala Punjab Madhya Pradesh Rajasthan 1999 Pondicherry Pondicherry Andhra Pradesh Rajasthan 2000 Sarkaghat Himachal Pradesh Punjab Uttar Pradesh 2001 Bhilai Chhattisgarh Punjab
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The above list shows that in the first 15 years of the Junior National level, Maharashtra women and Punjab men were the most successful teams.
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