Chu Il-seung-ho’s men’s basketball team, which is aiming for gold at the Hangzhou Asian Games, suffered a blow when key forward Song Gyo-chang (Commerce) quit the team just before the tournament.
Chu Il-seung, who uses long forwards as the centerpiece of his tactics, has been struggling with the loss of players within two meters of the basket.
According to the Korea Basketball Association on Tuesday, guard Byun Jun-hyung (Sangmu) was selected to replace Song Kyo-chang in the national team led by Chu.
Song reportedly had a slow recovery after injuring his knee earlier this month. He was also unable to accompany the team on its training camp in Japan from May 5-11 due to the injury.
This leaves Chuil Seung Ho without a forward around the 2-meter mark with both height and mobility.
Despite his height of 2 meters, Song Kyo-chang has the agility and leaping power of other players in his position.
At last year’s FIBA Asia Cup, he used his athleticism to defend a variety of positions, from big man to guard, and became a key resource for Chuil Seung Ho, 카지노사이트 but he missed the opportunity to showcase his talents at the tournament.
Inside-outside “2-meter forwards” have been one of the most prominent aspects of Korean basketball in recent years.
Lee Hyun-jung (Illawarra), who is challenging for the NBA, Yeo Jun-seok (Gonzaga University), who has been the national team’s main shooter as a college student, and Choi Jun-yong (KCC), who is considered the best forward in the country, were all available, but all of them failed to join Chu Il-seung-ho.
For Chu, who dreamed of playing ‘big forward’ basketball, it’s a shame that he didn’t get a chance to showcase his philosophy.
The team still has tall players such as Lee Seung-hyun (197 centimeters), Ra Gun-ah (199 centimeters), Ha Yoon-ki (204 centimeters), and Kim Jong-kyu (207 centimeters), but they guard under the basket, not on the perimeter.
As a result, Lee Woo-seok (Hyundai Mobis) and Yang Hong-seok (LG), who are registered at 196 centimeters by the KBA, will have to defend against the taller forwards from China and the Middle East, but both lack the height of Song Kyo-chang.
Finding a way to defend scorers like Jordanian naturalized player Ronde Hollis-Jefferson, who exploded for 39 points at the FIBA World Cup New Zealand, which concluded on March 10, is an immediate challenge for Chu.
The team heads to Hangzhou for the ‘finals’ on Nov. 23 and will play Japan, Indonesia and Qatar in the Asian Games. 슬롯게이밍