Basketball is a common and fast sport played all over the world, with high levels of speed and frequent jumps. Sri Lanka is contesting for a higher ranking in the international basketball arena as a region. Body composition and physical fitness affects both individual and team performances. Therefore, the assessment of body composition and fitness level has become an emerging requirement in basketball players when designing their training sessions to improve performance. This study provides the baseline of their body composition and fitness level hence allowing them to reevaluate themselves for improvements after training sessions. Ten (10) male players of the KDU basketball team aged between 21 to 25 years were participated in this study.
Senanayake SP, Fernando RSP, RS Maddumage, HEH Perera, Neranja AGK, Gallage SD, Sandharenu KLKTD (2021); Body composition, does it affect the physical performance of basketball players? A Pilot study conducted among General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Basketball team; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
11(3) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.11.03.2021.p11153