Ahead of the new season, many middle and high school teams are in the midst of strengthening their strength through Stove League in each region.
High school boys and girls are conducting practice games that combine winter training in Gyeongju and Jeju Island in North Gyeongsang Province.
This season, with the first competition of the season scheduled in Haenam in March, in the jump ball, we met the players who are expected to be active in each school in the south high school this season.
The player to meet this time is Yujin Lee (200cm, G, F) from Yongsan High School.
Lee Yu-jin, who mainly played as a sixth man last year, played in 33 games and averaged 8.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 17.5 minutes. Although he didn’t stand out much, he served as a key resource among bench members and lightened the shoulders of his older brothers.
Combining height and mobility, he helped the team win the championship by playing inside and outside. Taking advantage of his tall stature, he was selected for the U16 national team and experienced the international stage.
Yongsan High School coach Lee Se-beom said, “Last year, I went to the 16-year-old national team and accumulated a lot of (game) experience. He gained a lot of confidence as he was constantly given opportunities to participate. He is 2m tall and can cross my perimeter so I can fire up to number 2 (shooting guard). After he went to world competitions, he improved his ability to use the talents he had. He has grown in all aspects, including shooting, transition, and rebounding,” he said, pleased with his student’s growth.
He continued, “It’s not that my strength is weak, but the (muscle) volume is small. If you get power, your physical strength will improve and your utilization will increase in many ways. It’s hard to compare, but the frame is a similar type to Choi Jun-yong’s,” he said, pointing out complementary points.
Coach Lee expected Lee Yu-jin to use his teammates more this season.
“They are young players, so they are not at the level of controlling the team. However, the key is whether you hold the position well. Depending on the opponent, if you show a high understanding of the matchup, you can appoint from number 2 (shooting guard) to number 4 (power forward). If that part goes well, colleagues can use it too.” These are the words of coach Lee Se-beom.메이저사이트
After experiencing the international stage last year, Lee Yu-jin, who gained great enlightenment, said, “I felt that I was lacking in strength and speed when I went to the (U16) national team. He felt that he was lacking in terms of skills,” he said, telling the feeling of bumping into players from other countries.
Lee Yu-jin, who is looking at a higher place with the experience of world competitions as nourishment, said, “I am focusing on improving my physical strength mainly through practice games and improving my performance by working with my teammates.”
He continued, “My role is to participate in the rebound and develop a quick attack. There are no personal goals. I just want the team to win.”
Let’s see if Lee Yu-jin, who has completely laid down her personal greed for the team, will be reborn as the leading player in winning this year’s team.