The ace in the team! What about the national team?
South Korea’s U16 men’s basketball team, which will participate in the 2023 FIBA U16 Asian Men’s Basketball Championship, held a practice match against Dongguk University on the 9th. The national team launched an attack centered on captain Eddie Daniel and Yang Woo-hyuk, and refined its organizational power in defense.
Yoon Ji-hoon of Samseon Middle School also joined forces with his older brothers and confidently took his play against his college brothers.
Yoon Ji-hoon said, “I’ve been training hard to match hands and feet. It was hard,” he said.
Head coach Kim Hyun-soo, who leads the national team, emphasized the role of defense and guards. Yoon Ji-hoon, who plays as a guard, is also well aware of this. Yoon Ji-hoon said, “My role is to run hard next to my brothers and shoot at the chance,” adding, “The more I train, the better my teamwork with my team members is getting over time.”
Yoon Ji-hoon, the main ball handler of the team, is the five-time winner of this year’s three-term middle school. He assembles and runs the game himself and owns a lot of balls. However, the national team needed time to adjust as much as they played basketball differently from the team.
Yoon Ji-hoon said, “It was definitely awkward because the roles in the team and the national team were different. “There were times when I didn’t know what to do, but I kept taking movement 사설토토 when attacking, and I kept getting used to my opponent’s defense,” he replied.
Last week, the national team received a national team uniform with its name and back number on it.
Yoon Ji-hoon said, “When I received the uniform, it was amazing and I felt good. I thought I really became a member of the national team,” he said, adding, “I really want to go to the semifinals. “I’ll do my best so that I can play next year because I’ve shown good performance in the national team,” he said.