“Oh Se-geun and Kim Sun-hyung are trying to focus on the Asian Games.”
On the 26th, the Korea Basketball Association announced the strengthening training list and reserve list for the Korean men’s national basketball team for the Paris Olympics pre-qualifiers and the Hangzhou Asian Games. A total of 16 people were included in the strengthening training list, and 24 people including the strengthening training list were included in the preliminary entry.
The core resources of the national team are Oh Se-geun and Kim Seon-hyung (Seoul SK). Both players are in their mid-30s, but they are still top-notch players in the KBL. It is also a necessary player in big games such as the Olympic qualifiers and the Asian Games.
However, both Oh Se-geun and Kim Seon-hyung played until the championship match. It even went to overtime in Game 7. The physical condition of both players is not perfect. Need a break.
Choo Il-seung, coach of the Korean men’s national basketball team, who watched the two players throughout the season, knows this. Coach Il-seung Choo said, “(Oh) Se-geun and (Kim) Seon-hyeong both played until May. need a break I’m trying to give you time to lift your body,” he emphasized from ‘time to build a body’.
After that, “The two players are veterans belonging to the highest level in the league. Competitiveness remains the same. However, it has been a season for a long time, and it needs time to recover. I’m trying to focus on the Asian Games. In line with the Asian Games, I plan to raise my body,” he said, conveying the meaning of Oh Se-geun and Kim Sun-hyung.
There are regular customers of the national team, such as Oh Se-geun and Kim Seon-hyeong, but many new faces were included in this strengthening training list. In particular, Park Ji-hoon (Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation) and Yang Jae-min (B-League Utsunomiya) were included in the adult national team training list for the first time in their lives.
Coach Il-seung Choo said, “When (Yang) Jae-min watched the game, he felt that his shot was good. When (Lee) Hyeon-joong can’t join or (former) Seong-hyeon’s condition is not good, he seems to be able to take advantage. Also, Jaemin stopped a lot of foreign players in Japan. It seems that the physical side is also a strength,” he said Yang Jae-min’s strengths first.
“Park Ji-hoon showed a sense of stability in this championship match. He felt that he was one of the guards who was developing,” he added as a reason for selecting Park Ji-hoon.
After that, “Although we are discussing, we plan to use 16 players evenly during the evaluation match with the Japanese national team. He tries to give flexibility to the entry. Because there is an injury variable, I want to test as many players as possible,” he explained the meaning of selecting a new resource as a whole.
And coach Il-seung Choo selected Moon Jeong-hyeon (Korea University) once again after 2022. Moon Jung-hyun is the only college student on this list of 16. However, director Choo Il-seung highly praised Mun Jeong-hyeon’s sense and potential for development.
Head coach Choo Il-seung said, “When I trained last year, Moon Jung-hyun’s basketball sense was not inferior to that of professional seniors. I want to see how competitive I am with adult players. He has great potential for development,” he said.먹튀검증
Director Choo Il-seung, who took advantage of Moon Jung-hyeon’s potential, said, “It was like watching former Chosun University coach Lee Min-hyeon’s active career. Senior Lee Min-hyun was the beginning of an all-around player. He wasn’t limited to any position, he did his part. So he played a representative player since high school, and he was also a player who was ahead of his time.”
Meanwhile, the 16 players included in the national team strengthening training list will gather at the Jincheon National Training Center at 11:00 am on June 21st. Lee Jeong-hyeon (Day One Sports), who was selected for the Chengdu Summer Universiade team, will join after the tournament.