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CKR13
11-22-2012, 08:45 AM
The build-up for the 2013 FIBA World Cup of Basketball Qualification Tournament and 2014 Incheon Asian Games will happen next week. KBL stars, military basketball players and college prospects will compete in the 2012 Korean Basketball Showcase Festival. Happening from 11-28 to 12-06, 2012.


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National team players who are serving the military like Anyang KGC's Park Chan-Hee and KCC Egis guard Kang Byung-Hyun leads a team full of national team veterans like Jeong Young-Sam, Ha Seung-Jin and Yoon Ho-Young.

The Changwon LG Sakers will be in full force lead by national team forward Kim Yong-Hwan alongside aspirants in rookie Park Rae-Hyun and Byun Hyun-Soo.

College powerhouse Kyung Hee University lead by national team youth standouts Kim Jong-Kyu and Kim Min-Koo will meet a veteran Incheon ET Land squad lead by naturalized forward Moon Tae-Jong and former national team member Kang Hyuk.

One interesting game is also about Korea University versus Busan Sonicboom KT. Korea University is lead by wunderkind Lee Jong-Hyun who suited up for the national team in the Olympic qualifiers in Venezuela. His squad will face a veteran team consisting of national team shooter Cho Sung-Min alongside the legendary Seo Jang-Hoon. Maybe we'll see a Lee Jong-Hyun and Jang Jae-Suk match-up.

Other teams like SK will feature super sophomore Kim Sun-Hyung and national team forward Kim Min-Soo. Choi Jin-Soo and Kim Seung-Won of the Goyang Orions will try to defend their turf against youngsters.

Anyang KGC's superstar, Oh Sek-Eun is said to be out of this tourney. So the national team trio of Yang Hee-Jong, Kim Tae-Sul and Lee Jung-Hyun will carry the showcase.


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Lee Jong-Hyun (right) with Park Ji-Soo (left / GIRL)

CKR13
11-27-2012, 01:02 PM
The Basketball Festival Showcase opens tomorrow.

First up:

Yonsei University - Seoul SK Knights
Writers are already calling this demolish job. One can see why, SK is tied with Ulsan MP with the top record in the KBL. The team has a big three in sophomore star and still rising Kim Sun-Hyung. Park Sang-Oh, a former KBL MVP is a vocal leader. Then there is the revitalized Kim Min-Soo who has been healthy and has regained his deadly touch from the floor. While the youngsters from Yonsei seem unfazed. They said in collective statements that they are looking forward to playing a pro team. SK should watch out for Hur Hoon, son of Hur Jae, who is looking to light up SK if they do not guard him.


Chung Ang University - Anyang KGC
It would have been nice to see Oh Se-Keun suit up against his college team, but he will remain to be in the sidelines cheering half-heartedly for KGC and CUA. Jeon Song-Hyun and Lee Ho-Hyun are expected to carry the fight for Chung Ang against a team that features national team players Kim Tae-Sol and Yang Hee-Jong.

CKR13
11-28-2012, 12:28 PM
Seoul SK Knights 77 Yonsei University 69

Hur Hoon scored and impressed with 22 points. SK's starters played lightly but the reserves did the job. Kim Woo-Gyum lead SK with 24 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists.


Chung Ang University 98 Anyang KGC 94

Standouts from Chung Ang were expected:


Lee Ho-Hyun 35 points
Jeon Sun-Hyung 33 points
Lee Jae-Hyup 13 points and 10 rebounds

While Anyang KGC were wary of their stars health on which much of the reserves played. Lee Chil-Woo, Kim Yoon-Tae and Kim Il-Du logged minutes.


KBL players took it very easy. It was more like a light scrimmage to them at times, particularly the stars. One can't blame them as the KBL season is a long way to go. They were not too rough with the youngsters either.

CKR13
11-28-2012, 12:35 PM
Upcoming games for tomorrow, 11/29/2012:

Incheon ET Land Elephants vs. Kyung Hee University

Wonju Dongbu Promy vs. Hanyang University


Both Incheon and Wonju are veteran squads. I doubt they would want to strain themselves for this one. They will play their reserves as if were the indication from today's games. Moon Tae-Jong leads Incheon while Wonju will be cheered on by national team veterans Kim Joo-Sung, Lee Seung-Jun, Park Ji-Hyun and Lee Kwang-Jae.

For Incheon, I would like to see Cha Bawee play quality minutes.

CKR13
11-28-2012, 11:10 PM
Hur Hoon in action against Anyang KGC.



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CKR13
11-29-2012, 01:24 PM
Incheon ET Land Elephants 65 Kyung Hee University 63

It was a good game that saw veterans trumping over the zealot of youth. Not even Kyung Hee's duo of Kim Jong-Kyu and Kim Min-Koo could salvage this one. Incheon looked old in the 3rd quarter as Kyung Hee showed some life. By the 4th quarter, it was experience that did the trick but the youth went down fighting.

Wonju Dongbu Promy 88 Hanyang University 80

Wonju had no mercy. Lee Seung-Jun showed the youngsters a monster double double of 36 points and 22 rebounds while Lee Kwang Jae buried 21 points.

Choi Won-Hyuk top scored 28 points for Hanyang while Jeong Hyu-Gyeon added 19 points.


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CKR13
11-29-2012, 11:44 PM
11/30/2012 Games:

Busan Sonicboom KT vs. Korea University

Now this is a game to watch as it will feature two of the most promising bigman of Korea. Busan's Jang Jae-Suk versus Lee Jong-Hyun, the wunderkind. Seo Jang-Hoon could be fielded for some minutes as he relishes to play with the youth. In an interview he said playing against Korea's future is a bit invigorating. One could wonder if Cho Sung-Min and Cho Dung-Hyun will play quality minutes.

Samsung Thunder vs. Dongguk University

Since Kim Seung-Hyun is out, Lee Dong-Jun and Lee Jung-Suk could see quality minutes if they chose to do so.

CKR13
11-30-2012, 01:10 PM
Busan Sonicboom KT 83 Korea University 73

Youngsters like Lee Jong-Hyun, Lee Seung-Hyun, Park Jae-Hyun and Kim Ji-Hoo put up a well rounded team effort, but Busan's veterans proved nailed it that saw shooting from Cho Sung-Min and Kim Hyun-Joong. Busan's youngsters also showcased their stuff as Kim Hyun-Min, Jang Jae-Suk and Kim Jun-Il powered the front-court.

Freshman Lee Jong-Hyun had 5 blocks in the defensive end.


Samsung Thunder 87 Dongguk University 56

In a losing effort, Lee Dae-Hyun scored 21 points. Samsung was lead by Yoo Sung-Ho's double double of 20 points and 10 rebounds. Samsung also got quality generalship from rookie point guard Choi Soo-Hyun who has done a good job running the team. Maybe he'll get more minutes with the team after this.

CKR13
11-30-2012, 01:19 PM
December 1, 2012 Games:

SungKyunKwan University vs. Goyang Orions

Jeon Tae-Pong leads a veteran squad alongside national team members Kim Seung-Won and Kim Dong-Uk. Goyang's Choi Jin-Soo is still sidelined and will be activated next week.

Sang-Moo Phoenix vs. Changwon LG Sakers

LG is heavily at a disadvantage against Sang-Moo. Their back-court features Park Chan-Hee and Kang Byung-Hyun. This time has plenty of gunners in Yoon Ho-Young, Ham Nu-Ri and Jeong Young-Sam who are all former national team players. For LG, we will rely heavily in the shooting of national team veteran Kim Yong-Hwan and prospect, Park Rae-Hyun. The game will tell if Cho Sang-Moo can hold the paint, though very unlikely.

Expect a run and gun game if both teams have a hot start.

CKR13
12-01-2012, 11:00 AM
SungKyunKwan University 61 vs. Goyang Orions 73

Orions letting their development players play. The speedy and gutsy Jung Jae-Hong produced with 21 points and 10 assists to lead Goyang.

Sang-Moo Phoenix 74 vs. Changwon LG Sakers 72

Sakers surprisingly hanged around Sang-Moo but a well balanced game from Park Chan-Hee lead the team. Park had 14 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Ki Seung-Ho, who plays for the Sakers but is under the military, scored 20 points against his team. Yoon Ho-Young also seemed healthy enough for a well rounded team. Sang-Moo is a strong contender for this tourney.

Song Chang-Moo did ok. If there were no imports in the KBL, Song would be a star player.

CKR13
12-01-2012, 11:10 AM
Park Chan-Hee in action.




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CKR13
12-02-2012, 01:59 AM
December 02, 2012 games:

Seoul SK Knights vs. Ulsan Mobis Phoebus

- I have seen them battle it out twice this season. In this game, I doubt the stars will suit up. But I'm hoping for Kim Si-Rae for Ulsan to be fielded.

Incheon ET Land Elephants vs. Goyang Orions

- I doubt the veterans will log heavy minutes. More like little used practice players + Cha Bawee and same goes for the Orions.

CKR13
12-03-2012, 07:49 AM
December 3, 2012 Games

Incheon ET Land Elephants vs. Ulsan Mobis Phoebus

Busan Sonicboom KT vs. Sang-Moo Phoenix

Easily the game of the day. Busan has the interior advantage and could probably stay within Sang-Moo's firepower as Busan has gunners of their own. I look for Sang-Moo to run and force the tempo with their pressure track and pin point stations optimized for shooting.

CKR13
12-03-2012, 12:16 PM
Incheon ET Land Elephants 79 vs. Ulsan Mobis Phoebus 70

Busan Sonicboom KT 72 vs. Sang-Moo Phoenix 83

Sang-Moo was more aggressive in this game and they barged into the semi-finals. They just swarmed Jang Jae-Suk and Kim Jun-Il.

CKR13
12-05-2012, 07:42 AM
December 5, 2012 Games:

Sang-Moo Phoenix vs. Wonju Dongbu Promy

If Lee Seung-Jun suits up for Wonju, just as he did earlier in the festival, he is more than the equalizer. I look for Sang-Moo to exploit the wings and push the tempo at times. Both Sang-Moo and Wonju's wings play alike.

Incheon ET Land Elephants vs. Samsung Thunder

CKR13
12-05-2012, 12:22 PM
Sang-Moo Phoenix 74 Wonju Dongbu Promy 68

The back-court of Kang Byung-Hyun and Park Chan-Hee was very productive. Park had 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Kang with 13 points while forward Yoon Ho-Young finished with 17 points as well. Rebounding and clutch shooting came through for the Phoenix as they survived the production of Lee Seung-Jun and Kim Joo-Sung.

Incheon ET Land Elephants 78 Samsung Thunder 64

CKR13
12-05-2012, 11:00 PM
Park Chan-Hee (Anyang KGC / Sang-Moo Phoenix) in action against Wonju Dongbu Promy



Against a crowded lane
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FEARLESS
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Slips past Kim Joo-Sung
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Celebrating after beating Wonju Dongbu Promy
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Up and Under
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Using the opposite side of the board against Kim Joo-Sung's wingspan
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CKR13
12-06-2012, 08:55 AM
December 6, 2012: FINALS

Sang-Moo Phoenix vs. Incheon ET Land Elephants

Many writers called it right. Sang-Moo's riflemen lead the way into the Basketball Festival Finals. Maybe Moon Tae-Jong will play.

CKR13
12-06-2012, 12:43 PM
Sang-Moo Phoenix 65 Incheon ET Land Elephants 61

In the end, it was Sang-Moo who was left standing although Incheon and Moon Tae-Jong put up a good fight. Moon scored 30 points and hauled down 13 rebounds in a splending effort. Kang Byung-Hyun did well for this game, although he could have scored more.

rocketstar47
12-06-2012, 12:50 PM
Is the legendary Kim Joo Sung will be on the NT?

CKR13
12-06-2012, 01:02 PM
Is the legendary Kim Joo Sung will be on the NT?

Since his short-lived retirement after the 2011 FIBA Asia Qualifiers and later re-emerging with the 2012 Olympic Qualifiers Pool, he has been silent about his future participation. Last week, he neither confirmed nor denied the possibility of suiting up for next year but he did praise the likes of Kim Jong-Kyu, Lee Jong-Hyun and Jang Jae-Suk as future stars.

At this point, the federation wants to continue their theme of prime players and future considerations for next year. Similar to this year's squad who played in Venezuela.

CKR13
12-24-2012, 09:36 AM
Lee Jong-Hyun and Lee Seung-Hyun are playing well together this early. I thought they will take some to gel and adjust to each other's presence as big-men. Lee has gotten stronger, lost body fat and improved his mobility. While Lee Jong-Hyun is improving his reflex response in shot-blocking. Both dominated Sang-Myong in the College Basketball Festival.

While Jang Jae-Suk is working hard in toning his game.

South Korea could bank in the following for the future:

Lee Jong-Hyun / Kim Jong-Kyu
Lee Seung-Hyun / Jang Jae-Suk

I see Jang JS playing as a power forward in the KBL with him being more of a finesse oriented forward with decent athletics and improving footwork as well as the honing of his mid-range game. Kim Jong-Kyu is developing nicely but is more comfortable playing as center despite his mobility and outside touch. A good match for those big-men to slide over in the wings is Choi Jin-Soo who plays better as a small forward rather than a power forward.

CKR13
12-28-2012, 12:46 PM
Wunderkind Lee Jong-Hyun lead Korea University to a thrilling win over Sang-Moo Phoenix. Having learned his lessons against the KBL teams, Lee put up a monster game of 21 points, 17 rebounds. Lee also showed a much better defensive assertion with 3 blocks. Korea University trailed most of the first half as they had trouble containing the spirited gunners of Sang-Moo.

Second half saw Korea University take a gambit of a 2-3 buffer zone and it worked as Lee Jong-Hyun and Lee Seung-Hyun protected the lanes and reduced Sang-Moo to long range shots. In offense, KU did right by realizing that they had the interior advantage against Sang-Moo and they pounded it in with Lee JH and Lee SH.

KU won 87-72. Lee Seung-Hyun with 26 points and 8 rebounds. Moon Song-On also found his range and scored 18 points.

Korea's young bigmen did great and showcased their still growing potential.

CKR13
01-02-2013, 11:23 PM
A good written piece from JB Mag about the state of the national team against international competition. I'm so glad jumpball published this article apart from the magazine scans I used to read.

2013: Basketball Revival in South Korea? (http://news.jumpball.co.kr/news/view/cd/01/seq/19170/page/2)

CKR13
01-16-2013, 11:36 PM
The Korean Basketball Association is hoping that Lee Jong-Hyun gets an invite for the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit in April.


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CKR13
01-19-2013, 12:48 PM
Oh Sek-Eun could miss the 2013 FIBA Asia tournament due to his ankle rehabilitation from a ligament rupture. Oh SK has been a part of the national team since 2008 in the Olympic Qualifying tournament held in Athens.

Perhaps Korea could tap Kim Min-Soo, who has been playing well as of late; the vital cog in Seoul SK Knights success. Then there are youngsters like Jang Jae-Suk and Choi Buk-Yong. Veterans like Kim Dong-Uk, Yoon Ho-Young and Lee Seung Jun for consideration?

CKR13
02-05-2013, 11:59 PM
I think it is premature for the Korean Basketball Association to tell the press that South Korea's basketball is in a re-birth with the reformation of the KBA ranks due to solidifying ties within the High school basketball orgs, College Basketball org, KBL and WKBL. The new chairman of the KBA stated stated that his ground work will be establishing better coordination of the country's basketball organization as well as improving basketball quality in the local scene.

New chairman also said that for the 2013 FIBA Asia competitions, the senior men and women's teams are to be sent abroad for better training compared to the previous years where training was confined locally due to budget constraints. Eastern Europe was mentioned as a likely destination for training. Also, proposals for sponsor backing are being prepared.

CKR13
02-06-2013, 11:44 PM
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Pang Hyeol, who coached South Korea in the 1982 New Delhi Asian Games and 1988 Seoul Olympic games is urging unity. His former players like Yu Jae-Hak, Hur Jae, and Lee Chung-Hee have expressed joy about their mentor's election.

Now it is strongly believe that the next coach for the 2013 FIBA Asia World Cup Qualification could be among Pang's former players.

CKR13
03-02-2013, 02:11 AM
According to an editorial entry from Daum.net, Kim Joo-Sung is also questionable to suiting up for Korea after the KBL season concludes. A string of ankle and knee injuries will leave the veteran out. Much like last year's Olympic wildcard tournament, Kim JS could not make the final twelve man roster due to a knee injury. Lee Seung-Jun was selected.

First Oh Sek-Eun and now the veteran Kim Joo-Sung. It is looking likely that Lee Seung-Jun will be tapped as the latter has always been adamant in suiting up for FIBA tournaments. Kim Min-Soo is also back in form.

That leaves Lee Seung-Jun and Kim Min-Soo to partner in the PF while wunderkind Lee Jong-Hyun and Kim Jong-Kyu as centers. Ironic in which the center players are the youngest while the power forward spots happens to be the most tenured.

I don't think Jang Jae-Seok is ready and given his under-usage in Busan, it might not be ideal to consider him for the Manila tournament. Maybe the FIBA East Asia qualifiers could see Jang JS suit up and also be a part of the 2014 Asian games team for consideration. There are also PF's like former KBL MVP Ham Ji-Hoon of Ulsan. Kim Dong-Uk who shoots better outside than inside and is a member of the national team that played in the wildcard Olympic qualifiers. The SK rookie, Choi Bu-Kyong who has a knack to clean the glass and hustle. They can also consider Korea University's Lee Seung-Hyun.

CKR13
03-10-2013, 11:29 PM
Lee Jong-Hyun #32 added some mass and is still improving his upper body strength. Lee Seung-Hyun showing some improvement on his touch around the basket. The two blends well together.



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CKR13
03-12-2013, 08:49 AM
The Korean Basketball Association is planning to overhaul the selection and organization of the player pool for the FIBA international competitions. According to reports, they plan on creating a Senior Team for the qualifying tournaments for the Olympics, FIBA World Cup and Asian Games that will consist of professional players from the KBL alongside the best amateur standouts. A second developmental team will be used for the East Asian Games and World Universiade Games. Amateur standouts could be allocated to the development squad and either way, standouts from the development squad could be elevated into the Senior team.

It is a long term vision that is targeting a 2020 Olympic Games. Meanwhile, the 2014 basketball squad could showcase the new generation of players on which standouts like the ff: could be considered:

Lee Jong-Hyun
Lee Seung-Hyun
Kim Jong-Kyu
Kim Min-Koo
Choi Joon-Yong
Chon Ki-Beom
Cho Seung-Moo
Kang Sang-Jae
Hur Hoon

Also trips to Serbia, Lithuania and Latvia are being planned atleast for this summer. Reportedly for the preparation for the 2013 FIBA Asia qualifiers to be held in Manila.

CKR13
03-13-2013, 12:20 PM
Any KBL or amateur players found guilty of cooperating with match fixing syndicates will face a lifetime ban from the national team.

CKR13
03-15-2013, 05:27 AM
Former national team head coach and Kia Motors head coach Pang Hyeol was inaugurated as the chairman of the Korean Basketball Association. Pang, who coached the Korean national team in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, stated that under his term, he will strengthen the competitiveness of the men and women teams in the FIBA competition.

CKR13
03-18-2013, 08:29 AM
Lee Jong-Hyun and Lee Seung-Hyun talking about playing together, college game and the chance to lead Korea as the next generation.



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CKR13
04-13-2013, 11:23 AM
Seeing Yang Dong-Geun in action tonight in the KBL finals and one would conclude that at 32, Yang still plays with that same tenacity like his younger years. But unlike his younger self, Yang is more focused on the end game than revving up the motor and go all out in the first quarter. He channels his aggression better at this point and turns up the afterburners in the 4th. That said, Yang is still good to go for this year's 2013 FIBA Asia championship.

Yang is doing well in mentoring Kim Si-Rae. The latter has benefited much from being trained and guided by the KBL's best. Prior to the season, Yang stated that he would love to see Kim Si-Rae play for the national team, while also praising Kim Sun-Hyung; the spitfire of SK and who happens to be their adversary in the current KBL finals.

Kim Sun-Hyung is more likely to be a locked in the national team after the finals while Yang Dong-Geun is the same. While an improving Kim Si-Rae will have to prove himself in the finals other than Yang's endorsement to not only be included in the player pool but to make the twelve man squad. After all, Kim is in competition with mainstays like Park Chan-Hee and Kim Tae-Sol.

The KBL finals is a showcase of South Korea's present and future point guards.

CKR13
04-14-2013, 11:48 AM
Angyang KGC's Yang Hee-Jong, a fixture as a forward for the national team has opted for surgery to clean up bone spurs on his right ankle. Yang will be sidelined this offseason and will miss 2013 FIBA Asia tourneys.

That is another KGC player out of the national team as if Oh Sek-Eun's lost was not enough. However, Korea still has options in the small forward department like Busan's Cho Sung-Min. Then there is Yang's teammates in Lee Jung-Hyun and Choi Hyun-Min. While Ulsan's Moon Tae-Young has been floating around. LG's Kim Yong-Hwan could also be considered as the latter was healthy all season long and was a member of the 2011 National team that finished third.

Time for Korea to consider younger small forwards starting with Choi Jin-Soo. As the likes of Cho Sung Min (30), Yang Hee-Jong (29), Kim Yong-Hwan (30) and Moon Tae-Young (33) are aging.

They should also consider Kyung-Hee's Kim Min-Koo, a viable swingman that can play SF or SG. Kim's teammate, Kim Jong-Kyu is a fixture in the national team.

asapa11
04-15-2013, 06:08 PM
Really Appreciate your update CRK13,

Just wondering what happened to Kang Byung hyun.. can he replace Yang hee dong at sf. he's still young at 28 years old and at 6'4" could be effective sf/sg. Last I heard was he was serving in the military.. does that bar him from playing?

asapa11
04-15-2013, 06:10 PM
also, isn't Lee Seung-Jun and Moon Tae-young both considered as Naturalized S. Koreans? therefor the couldnt be called to the national team at the same time? right?

CKR13
04-15-2013, 11:52 PM
Really Appreciate your update CRK13,

Just wondering what happened to Kang Byung hyun.. can he replace Yang hee dong at sf. he's still young at 28 years old and at 6'4" could be effective sf/sg. Last I heard was he was serving in the military.. does that bar him from playing?

Kang can still be considered for the national team as he stated interest to return to the national team despite him being left out for the 2012 Olympic qualifying tournament in Venezuela as his fellow military teammate Yoon Ho-Young was chosen instead. Kang stated that after KCC's season was over.

Kang plays better as a shooting guard as he can't defend much taller and stronger players from the middle east. Kang usually plays SG against teams that has bigger players but he played some minutes as SF back in the 2011 FIBA Asia tournament against Japan and Chinese Taipei.


also, isn't Lee Seung-Jun and Moon Tae-young both considered as Naturalized S. Koreans? therefor the couldnt be called to the national team at the same time? right?

They could be called for the pool but only one can suit up for the twelve man squad. In the 2012 player pool for the Olympics qualifiers, the pool had Lee Seung-Jun and Jeon Tae-Pong.

CKR13
04-16-2013, 08:16 AM
The Korean Basketball Association has announced the roster that will compete in next month's FIBA East Asia tournament that serves as a qualifier for the 2013 FIBA Asia World Cup qualifier in Manila.

Head coach: Cho Bo-Young

Guards:

Park Chan-Hee (Military Sports Team)
Park Jae-Hyun (Korea University)
Kim Min-Koo (Kyung Hee University)
Du Kyung-Min (Kyung Hee University)

Forwards:

Yoon Ho-Young (Military Sports Team)
Hur Il-Young (Military Sports Team)
Lee Jung-Hyun (Military Sports Team)
Choi Joon-Young (Yonsei University)
Lee Seung-Hyun (Korea University)

Centers:

Kim Jong-Kyu (Kyung Hee University)
Lee Jong-Hyun (Korea University)
Kim Jun-Il (Yonsei University)


An interesting team mixed with the best of what the college ball circuit has to offer. While the federation inserted veteran talents from the military sign-ups for guidance. While the head coach, is from Kyung Hee University and the federation judged that it is time to tap into the amateur coaching scene, citing Team USA finding success with Mike Kyrzyzewski.

This early, the federation wants to expose the collegiate players to international competition for the 2014 Asian games. You have the big three from Kyung Hee leading the charge.

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While the dynamic duo of Lee Seung-Hyun and Lee Jong-Hyun from Korea U is there, hoping to for their chemistry to click against the likes of China.

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Choi Joon-Young is an intriguing prospect; he is versatile in offense and is shaping to be Korea's answer to a wingman defined in the NBA.

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I'm just happy that Park Chan-Hee will lead the team! Lee Jung-Hyun and Park Chan-Hee of Anyang KGC will lead this team and it makes for an exciting back-court.


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CKR13
04-21-2013, 07:03 AM
Yoon Ho-Young was interviewed by Chosun and it seems he has gone ahead and in the Olympic village to train for next month's FIBA East Asia tournament. Yoon said that he and Heo Il-Young will not have any problem with the "age gap" from them and the majority of the young players. Yoon cited that he is willing to mentor the young ones for anything about basketball.

CKR13
04-22-2013, 08:15 AM
The Korean Basketball Association and the City of Incheon signed a commemorative plaque for the hosting of the FIBA East Asia tournament. That small ceremony was held in front of Incheon officials, the mayor, press and a FIBA Asia delegate.

The KBA President stated that this is a mini-showcase for the city and Korea's capable hosting of important events like the 2014 Incheon Asian games.

For the fans, the KBA president also stated that future stars like Lee Jong-Hyun are displayed here.

CKR13
04-22-2013, 08:36 AM
The President of the Korean Basketball Association, Mr. Pang Hyeol stated in a press statement that the lack of success that the national team from the following years was the yearly appointment of head coach on which the Korea's senior team was not going in any direction.

The President also cited that the federation cannot name a full time national coach from the KBL ranks because of their year round commitment to their KBL teams. The plan is now to appoint a full time national head coach given an interval -- in this case, all the way to the 2014 Asian Games.


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CKR13
04-30-2013, 12:00 AM
From the drills posted in Yonhap, the team is practicing a full court press and a man to man pressure defense. Big men like Lee Jong-Hyun and Kim Jong-Kyu are mobile; able to upfront in pace of a designated marker and are able to pedal back into the shaded lane trap.

Both will have no problem with an uptempo game as both are equally lateral in running the floor. They did just that last year under Lee Sang-Beom who implemented a run and gun line break for the uptempo attack.

Lee Jong-Hyun's recent performance in a college game for KU: 23 points, 17 rebounds and 8 blocks.

CKR13
05-03-2013, 02:23 AM
Choi Joon-Young looks taller than what he is listed. Reminds you of another player of the national team in Choi Jin-Soo. At this age, Choi JY is much better than Choi JS was. The lateral movement and dribbling coordination is there alongside the range of shooting. Both has similar frame and it seems Choi JY can still add more mass.

CKR13
05-04-2013, 04:00 AM
From the university games, Korea University's Lee Jong-Hyun, Lee Seung-Hyun and Kyung-Hee's Kim Jong-Kyu and Kim Min-Koo are playing well.

Lee has improved since last year. Built heft and some proactive athletic response. At times, he looks like another Oh Se-Keun. That low center of gravity he uses well to box out and the explosive leap makes him a capable rebounder.

CKR13
05-09-2013, 07:32 AM
Ulsan Mobis Phoebus head coach Yoo Jae-Hak was appointed the national team head coach for the 2012 FIBA Asia Tournament to be held in Manila this August. Yoo will observe and take an active role for the 12 man team for the FIBA East Asia tournament on which Kyung Hee head coach Cho Boo-Yong is handling. Yoo will name a player pool after the FIBA East Asian tourney. Coach Yoo said that he envisions a pool of players that is a mix of youth and veterans that is primed for winning. Yoo coached the national team in the 2009 FIBA Asia Tournament in Tianjin and the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games.

CKR13
05-09-2013, 12:13 PM
Yoo Jae-Hak has an interesting offense playbook history. Over the years, his offense emulated where ever Jason Kidd landed and the offense where Kidd orchestrated, to the extent osf almost similar offensive patterns alongside some post isolation from the import (which is a KBL team staple). Yoo also happened to have Yang Dong-Geun over the years to facilitate his evolving offense.

He ran Byron Scott and Jason Kidd's high screen offense with Yang Dong Geun in the Ulsan championship in 2007. In the 2010 championship, Yoo emulated the Dallas Mavericks offense of Rick Carlisle and Jason Kidd / Dirk Nowitzki given the High Post Trail with the local version of Yang Dong-Geun and Ham Ji-Hoon alongside Aaron Haynes as a designated Caron Butler role that reads the high screen to cut in the wings and fold.

In the 2009 FIBA Asia, Yoo ran that same offensive pattern with the National team and Kim Min-Soo was his designated Nowitzki as Yang Dong Geun ran the offense. Kim thrived given those open looks in the baseline and the freedom to create via the triple threat. In the 2010 Asian games, Yoo ran Coach K's 2008 quick hitters given the 1-4 sparsing wherein Jason Kidd partly orchestrated that offense in the Beijing Olympics. To no one's surprise, Yang ran that with three designated shooters and atleast one post rebounder as a keeper for the quick 4-1 lane fill fast break that Coach K employed and it also happen to materialize with Yoo as the coach.

This season, Yoo Jae-Hak ran Mike Woodson's set with the New York Knicks and Jason Kidd. Yoo's first five of:

Curtis Withers / Rod Benson
Ham Ji-Hoon
Moon Tae-Young
Kim Si-Rae
Yang Dong-Geun


Is similar to Mike Woodson's unorthodox early starting lineup of:

Tyson Chandler
Kurt Thomas (Before he retired)
Carmelo Anthony
Raymond Felton
Jason Kidd


Consisting of two post players, two point guards and a talented wing in Anthony / Moon. The most striking patterns materialize with Ulsan this season as Yoo ran Woodson's sets of:

1-2-2 Ball reversal

Starts with Kidd / Felton setting it up in the high baseline with Anthony stepping forward as recipient where the wing navigates two low screens from Chandler and Thomas while the guard, depending on which defenders commit / trapped in the low key scramble will have an open shot as soon as that guard cuts clock work into the base opposite to be hit with a past from Anthony still stationary in the baseline.

Yoo ran a similar instance with Moon Tae-Young steps in from a pass made by Yang DG or Kim SR as Ham Ji-Hoon hops into the post to establish a post up recipient as a false action to be able to seal a converging lane where Curtis Withers sets a timed staggered screen for either Yang DG or Kim SR who does not have the ball, for a CnS position. They ran that play over and over again with the Sakers weak interior defense to get shot after shot.

Double Stagger Screen

Mike Woodson's favorite play for his off-guard where again, it starts at the high baseline with a wing player as recipient and as soon as the wing has the ball, post player in the paint sets an up-screen allowing another post player to curl around it and to be in line for a post up position with the wing upfront. Only for that post player to quickly move down low and sets a standard staggered screen for the other post player so that post player swipes past in the paint for an open shot. Woodson ran this with Kurt Thomas for open shots.

While in the KBL, Withers and Ham Ji-Hoon would execute this as they ran rings with slow and lumbering centers for those easy mid-range shots. Ham Ji-Hoon usually shot it as Withers with his frame, froze two defenders. In the playoffs, it was Benson and Ham that ran this against Seoul SK Knights.


1-4 Stack Zone Attack

Not used for Yang Dong-Geun but more effective utilization of Moon for a much higher percentage field goal attempt by attacking the zone via the interior. This one started materializing when Woodson started utilizing Carmelo Anthony as a PF where the latter would isolate face up in the elbows but Yoo did not emulate it all the way though, Yoo reverted back to Byron Scott's 1-4 corner ISO with the New Jersey Nets back when they had Keith Van Horn and Kenyon Martin. Kidd would create a distraction by ordering a high screen with a center and two wingers would move closer to the curve pockets and a lone post player moves back for a recipient in the elbows. Yoo did this with Ham Ji-Hoon and Moon Tae-Young against teams with teams that have weak interior defense like KCC, LG and Samsung.


As for the 2013 South Korean national team, Yang Dong-Geun is still expected to suit up as Yoo trusts Yang with religious following. I don't see Yoo trusting any point guard like Kim Sun-Hyung or Park Jae-Hyun to take command of the team. THis also adds gas to the fire where rumors has been floating around that Moon Tae-Young could be called up for the national team as a scorer primarily. Much like his brother Moon Tae-Jong in 2011 where the latter was brought up as a wing help fo defense, rebounding and scoring. With mobile bigmen in the pool, this may point to Yoo Jae-Hak rehashing his 2009-2010 offensive patterns or his 2012-13 playbook for the national team.

CKR13
05-10-2013, 02:51 PM
Goyang Orions foreign star player Leon Williams is still committed to becoming a naturalized Korean and according to sources, the KBA is looking to add him up to reinforce Korea in next year's 2014 Asian Games. He and his Korean girlfriend are looking to marry this year and Williams wants to stay in Korea.


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This was last year:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZqqCkX6BTc

CKR13
05-13-2013, 03:02 AM
Cho Bo-Young and the South Korean Men's National Team in a press event yesterday.


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CKR13
05-13-2013, 10:34 AM
Yoo Jae-Hak stated in Arirang Sports that Kim Jong-Kyu, Kim Min-Koo, Lee Jong-Hyun and Lee Seung-Hyun are ready for international competition as well as KBL competition. Yoo reiterated that he will form a 12 man team that meshes youth and veteran experience as synergy to be a competitive team.

If we read between the lines, Yoo Jae-Hak is hinting that the four are locks in the national team. Lee Jong-Hyun and Kim Jong-Kyu are mainstays for the past two years with both suiting up in the 2012 Olympic wildcard tournament and Kim JK with the 2011 FIBA Asia as he backed up Ha Seung-Jin. Kim Min-Koo is an emerging winger and has a good overall game based on his all around wing play. While Lee Seung-Hyun improved tremendously in the past two years and has built up a frame for his PF position.

Youth
Kim Jong-Kyu
Kim Min-Koo
Lee Jong-Hyun
Lee Seung-Hyun

I think the veterans + youth professionals

Yang Dong-Geun
Kim Sun-Hyung
Yoon Ho-Young
Park Chan-Hee
Choi Jin-Soo
Cho Sung-Min
Kim Yong-Hwan
Ham Ji-Hoon or Kim Min-Soo

CKR13
05-13-2013, 11:20 AM
The national team had a scrimmage against a university selection. Boxscores were not published, but from the fans that tweeted, the young ones did good for the scrimmage as the likes of Choi Joon-Young, Park Jae-Hyun and Doo Kyung-Min showed composure against professionals.

It must be from the veteran presence of the Sang-Moo players like Jeong Young-Sam and co. as well as the experience derived from the Winter Basketball Cup that pitted college teams against KBL teams.

Tomorrow, the national team will have a scrimmage against the same squad with the similar composition of players just like KCC.

tmlouk
05-13-2013, 12:23 PM
The national team had a scrimmage against KCC Egis (composed of bench players and roster hopefuls with provisionary contracts). Boxscores were not published, but from the fans that tweeted, the young ones did good for the scrimmage as the likes of Choi Joon-Young, Park Jae-Hyun and Doo Kyung-Min showed composure against professionals.

It must be from the veteran presence of the Sang-Moo players like Jeong Young-Sam and co. as well as the experience derived from the Winter Basketball Cup that pitted college teams against KBL teams.

Tomorrow, the national team will have a scrimmage against the Incheon ET Land Elephants with the similar composition of players just like KCC.

Wha do u expect?
There is no one left of the Main Players like Sandrin, Eric, Moon Tae Jong, Sung Min, Yang Dong Geun and more. Just youngsters.
They have a tough goup in the East Asian Champs.
Is this roster just for the Qualifiers or also for the Champs in September?

CKR13
05-13-2013, 01:01 PM
Wha do u expect?
There is no one left of the Main Players like Sandrin, Eric, Moon Tae Jong, Sung Min, Yang Dong Geun and more. Just youngsters.
They have a tough goup in the East Asian Champs.
Is this roster just for the Qualifiers or also for the Champs in September?

Eventually, Korea will need to lean on younger players. The 2010 NT for the Asian Games was among the oldest in recorded history. The 2011 NT in WuHan was full of veterans except for Kim Jong-Kyu and Park Chan-Hee. This is just the roster for the FIBA East Asia tournament and the roster for the FIBA Asia in Manila will have veterans and the KBL's rising stars. Players will be named after FIBA East Asia.

CKR13
05-13-2013, 11:30 PM
Lee Jong-Hyun #14 and Kim Jong-Kyu #15 posing with their jerseys on.


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CKR13
05-16-2013, 02:34 PM
Musings:

Park Chan-Hee played point guard and some bit of shooting guard today. From his game, he is in the best shape of his life and he gets that deadly first step and that afterburner stride to finish those lay-ups against a Japanese compact zone.

Lee Seung-Hyun surprised me on this game. He is deceptively quick. If you look at his frame, you can't tell that he can drive as a power forward. Slipped past Kosuke Takeuchi in one play when Lee chose to face up after a pass in the baseline. Lee also showed that he can post up against Takeuchi and was able to stand his ground to not allow Takeuchi in posting up. Lee has really improved since last year and being cut from the national team after a back injury.

Park Jae-Hyun aside from Park Chan-Hee played spark plugged today. Hitting that back to back treys to demoralized the Japanese team.

In the third, Choi Bo-Young fielded Kim Jong-Kyu and Lee Jong-Hyun at the same time. Kim played C and Lee played PF. Kosuke Takeuchi was interviewed after the game and he said that both are stronger than they look as he could not push them around when he posted up. Must be from the core and resistance training with the national team.

Tomorrow, they face Chinese Taipei, a team that runs and guns with a pressure offense. Today, Korea's transition defense was a bit shaky in the 2nd half against Japan. I'm interested on how Korea's perimeter players will handle constant wing darts in the perimeter, unlike Japan's high baseline offense that stagnated with Korea's ball screen defense.

CKR13
05-17-2013, 07:28 AM
Lee Jong-Hyun today: 8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals and 6 blocks against Chinese Taipei.

CKR13
05-18-2013, 09:23 AM
From a friend's facebook. He and his family made the trip from Seoul just to be a part of the tournament. Chanced upon Park Jae-Hyun, Lee Jong-Hyun and Lee Seung-Hyun.

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Park Jae-Hyun played great today against Macau. Balanced out scoring and assists as he finished with a double double.

CKR13
05-19-2013, 03:44 AM
Yoo Jae-Hak has announced that Anyang KGC head coach Lee Sang-Beom will be an assistant coach for the 2013 FIBA Asia qualifiers. Lee was the coach in last year's wildcard olympic qualifying tournament held in Venezuela.

CKR13
05-20-2013, 05:43 AM
The Korean Basketball Association has announced the 24 man player pool intended for the FIBA Asia Qualifiers to be held in Manila this August.

Yang Dong-Geun (Ulsan Mobis Phoebus)
Kim Tae-Sol (Anyang KGC)
Kim Sun-Hyung (Seoul SK Knights)
Kim Min-Koo (Kyung Hee University)
Park Chan-Hee (Anyang KGC)
Cheon Ki-Beom (Yonsei University)
Doo Kyung-Min (Kyung-Hee University)
Kim Si-Rae (Changwon LG Sakers)

Cho Sung-Min (Busan Sonicboom KT)
Kang Byung-Hyun (KCC Egis)
Moon Tae-Young (Ulsan Mobis Phoebus)
Yoon Ho-Young (Wonju Dongbu Promy)
Moon Seung-Gon (Korea University)
Kim Min-Soo (Seoul SK Knights)
Ki Seung-Ho (Changwon LG Sakers)
Moon Tae-Jong (Free Agent)
Kim Yong-Hwan (Changwon LG Sakers)

Kim Joo-Sung (Wonju Dongbu Promy)
Lee Jong-Hyun (Korea University)
Lee Seung-Hyun (Korea University)
Kim Jong-Kyu (Kyung-Hee University)
Lee Seung-Jun (Wonju Dongbu Promy)
Ham Ji-Hoon (Ulsan Mobis Phoebus)
Choi Bo-Kyung (Seoul SK Knights)

Yoo Jae-Hak recommended Moon Tae-Young especially as Moon's older brother, Moon Tae-Jong suited up for Korea in 2011. I am quite happy that three Sakers are on the list. Kim Si-Rae played under Yoo for Ulsan's championship run and was under the mentorship of Yang Dong-Geun. Ki Seung-Ho and Kim Yong-Hwan are shooters like Cho Sung-Min. Extremely pleased that Park Chan-Hee is certainly a lock here. Cheon Ki-Beom was a surprise, but his emerging offensive game has turned heads, but he could be bumped down as Kim Sun-Hyung cannot be ignored.

Veterans like Kim Joo-Sung and Kim Min-Soo are valuable to the cause, but they will compete with youngsters for the final twelve. Choi Bu-Kyung and Lee Seung-Hyun are solid PFs as the national team is missing stalwart Oh Sek-Eun, both are ideal replacements as both can rebound and has the mid-range touch for the FIBA game. I think Yang Dong-Geun is a lock. As I said before, Yang has Yoo Jae-Hak's trust when it comes to carrying a team. While Lee Seung-Jun played in Venezuela last year and is pretty much adamant in playing for Korea anytime. He was recommended by Lee Sang-Beom on this one.

CKR13
05-20-2013, 11:45 AM
Make that FOUR Changwon LG Sakers in the player pool as Changwon won the bid for Moon Tae-Jong.

Yang Dong-Geun (Ulsan Mobis Phoebus)
Kim Tae-Sol (Anyang KGC)
Kim Sun-Hyung (Seoul SK Knights)
Kim Min-Koo (Kyung Hee University)
Park Chan-Hee (Anyang KGC)
Cheon Ki-Beom (Yonsei University)
Doo Kyung-Min (Kyung-Hee University)
Kim Si-Rae (Changwon LG Sakers)

Cho Sung-Min (Busan Sonicboom KT)
Kang Byung-Hyun (KCC Egis)
Moon Tae-Young (Ulsan Mobis Phoebus)
Yoon Ho-Young (Wonju Dongbu Promy)
Moon Seung-Gon (Korea University)
Kim Min-Soo (Seoul SK Knights)
Ki Seung-Ho (Changwon LG Sakers)
Moon Tae-Jong (Changwon LG Sakers)
Kim Yong-Hwan (Changwon LG Sakers)

Kim Joo-Sung (Wonju Dongbu Promy)
Lee Jong-Hyun (Korea University)
Lee Seung-Hyun (Korea University)
Kim Jong-Kyu (Kyung-Hee University)
Lee Seung-Jun (Wonju Dongbu Promy)
Ham Ji-Hoon (Ulsan Mobis Phoebus)
Choi Bo-Kyung (Seoul SK Knights)

Korea will meet China in the finals of EABC tomorrow. Maybe we'll see a Lee Jong-Hyun vs. Wang Zhelin match-up for some extended period of the game. It will take a superb effort for Korea to contain Guo Ailun. Maybe Park Chan-Hee will guard Guo.

CKR13
05-21-2013, 09:49 AM
Park Chan-Hee: 15pts, 5 rebounds, 6 asts, 2 stls

Kim Min-Koo: 18pts, 12 rebounds, 4asts, 2stls

CKR13
05-22-2013, 07:45 AM
Yoo Jae-Hak lauded the efforts of the national team for winning the East Asia tournament. Yoo singled in Lee Jong-Hyun, Kim Jong-Kyu, Lee Seung-Hyun and Kim Min-Koo as Korea's best players in the future. Yoo also added that a weight training regimen will benefit the four as early as June to make them even more competitive against the Middle East teams.

Khalid80
05-22-2013, 09:21 AM
Yoo Jae-Hak lauded the efforts of the national team for winning the East Asia tournament. Yoo singled in Lee Jong-Hyun, Kim Jong-Kyu, Lee Seung-Hyun and Kim Min-Koo as Korea's best players in the future. Yoo also added that a weight training regimen will benefit the four as early as June to make them even more competitive against the Middle East teams.

Lee Seung-Hyun though is 31 years old and was one of the oldest players who played with the South Korean NT in this East Asian Championship or am I mistaken :confused:

Or unless there are 2 different players with such close names. One called Lee Seung-Hyun and one called Lee Seoung-Hyun

Peace
05-22-2013, 10:59 AM
Lee Seung-Hyun though is 31 years old and was one of the oldest players who played with the South Korean NT in this East Asian Championship or am I mistaken :confused:

Or unless there are 2 different players with such close names. One called Lee Seung-Hyun and one called Lee Seoung-Hyun


Lee Seung-Hyun though is 31 years old and was one of the oldest players who played with the South Korean NT in this East Asian Championship or am I mistaken :confused:

Or unless there are 2 different players with such close names. One called Lee Seung-Hyun and one called Lee Seoung-Hyun


Maybe 'a person of the same name'.

Lee Seung-Hyun is common name in Korea.

'Lee Seung-Hyun=Lee Seoung-Hyun' same = no difference

1. Lee Seung Hyun : Born in 1982. 195~198cm, undersize center. Currently, retired player due to injury.

5450

2. Lee Seung Hyun : Born in 1992. 197cm, power forward. Currently, Junior(the third year of University)

Played 2011 Summer Universiade (Shenzhen, China)


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CKR13
05-22-2013, 11:09 AM
Lee Seung-Hyun though is 31 years old and was one of the oldest players who played with the South Korean NT in this East Asian Championship or am I mistaken :confused:

Or unless there are 2 different players with such close names. One called Lee Seung-Hyun and one called Lee Seoung-Hyun

There is another Lee Seung-Hyun who played under Yoo Jae-Hak for Ulsan back in 2005-2011. This Lee Seung-Hyun who is Lee Jong-Hyun's college teammate in Korea University.


http://www.fiba.com/images/web/Events/11/FU19M/photo/headshots/KOR/_215/Small_KOR_10.jpg

He suited up for South Korea in last year's U19 squad. Lee Seung-Hyun is a common name in South Korea. There is a boyband product and an actor from Korea with the same name.


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Even Kim Min-Soo has a teammate in SK named Kim Min-Soo. :D

CKR13
05-22-2013, 11:49 PM
Some young members of the national pool will be a part of the U19 team. Training will start next week.

Lee Jong-Hyun
Moon Seung-Gon
Choi Joon-Young
Cheon Ki-Beom

CKR13
05-23-2013, 01:58 AM
Yoo Jae Hak narrowed down the player pool to 16.

Yang Dong-Geun (Ulsan Mobis Phoebus)
Kim Tae-Sol (Anyang KGC)
Kim Sun-Hyung (Seoul SK Knights)
Park Chan-Hee (Anyang KGC)
Kim Min-Koo (Kyung Hee University)
Moon Tae-Young (Ulsan Mobis Phoebus)
Lee Seung-Jun (Wonju Dongbu Promy)
Cho Sung-Min (Busan Sonicboom KT)
Ki Seung-Ho (Changwon LG Sakers)
Yoon Ho-Young (Wonju Dongbu Promy)
Moon Seung-Gon (Korea University)
Kim Joo-Sung (Wonju Dongbu Promy)
Choi Bu-Kyong (Seoul SK Knights)
Kim Jong-Kyu (Kyung Hee University)
Lee Seung-Hyun (Korea University)
Lee Jong-Hyun (Korea University)

One Saker is still under consideration but Ki is still in doubt and may likely be dropped as the SF role seems to be a lock for Moon Tae-Young and Yoon Ho-Young. While the shooting guard position is still remotely open but pencil in Cho Sung-Min and Kim Min-Koo this early. Since Moon is looking like a lock, Lee Seung-Jun could be cut as well where the PF/C is crowded with Korea's twin towers of Kim Jong-Kyu and Lee Jong-Hyun alongside Kim Joo-Sung and Lee Seung-Hyun. A remote possibility in making it is Choi Bu-Kyong.

Khalid80
05-23-2013, 06:19 AM
Thanks for the clarification guys :) It's quite difficult to be acquainted with the names of South Koreans to be honest... Especially when the names are so close and similar to each other... Not being familiar with the language also doesn't help much I guess :p

And I guess Asia-Basket also got confused as they listed the older Lee Seung-Hyun in this South Korean NT roster ;)

http://www.asia-basket.com/South-Korea/basketball-National-Team.asp

CKR13
05-23-2013, 07:01 AM
Thanks for the clarification guys :) It's quite difficult to be acquainted with the names of South Koreans to be honest... Especially when the names are so close and similar to each other... Not being familiar with the language also doesn't help much I guess :p

And I guess Asia-Basket also got confused as they listed the older Lee Seung-Hyun in this South Korean NT roster ;)

http://www.asia-basket.com/South-Korea/basketball-National-Team.asp

Yeah, over the years asia-basket has been quite unreliable when it comes to national team rosters. They even listed Kim Min-Soo instead of Kim Min-Koo. :D

CKR13
05-27-2013, 11:27 PM
Yoo Jae-Hak stated in Arirang that it will be a tough choice on who to choose between Moon Tae-Young and Lee Seung-Jun. I think Moon Tae-Young is favored slightly as Korea is missing Yang Hee-Jong (injury) and Kim Yong-Hwan (cut) as options in the small forward department.

CKR13
05-29-2013, 06:38 AM
The national team will begin training camp in June 03, 2013. From the individual / team workouts of the KBL players, all will be fit as they go into camp. Lee Jong-Hyun could join the training camp after his recovery.

asapa11
05-29-2013, 05:36 PM
According to asia-basket.com Coach Yoo Jae Hak has narrowed the team down to 16

with still both Lee Seung Jun and Moon Tae Young still there.. obviously he has to pick just one of the two. I guess with Kim joo sung available it's lee seung jun that would be cut. With the way Kim Jong kyu and Lee Jong hyun played during the East Asia Championships, South Korea's front court looks scary. With Lee Seoung hyun as the 4th big man in the rotation.

CKR13
05-29-2013, 11:03 PM
According to asia-basket.com Coach Yoo Jae Hak has narrowed the team down to 16

with still both Lee Seung Jun and Moon Tae Young still there.. obviously he has to pick just one of the two. I guess with Kim joo sung available it's lee seung jun that would be cut. With the way Kim Jong kyu and Lee Jong hyun played during the East Asia Championships, South Korea's front court looks scary. With Lee Seoung hyun as the 4th big man in the rotation.

asia-basket is quite inconsistent with their rosters. Their national rosters are inaccurate. In one page they included Kim Min-Soo in the 16 man lineup while in the other page it is Kim Min-Koo.

Yes, depending on the condition of Joo- Sung's knees, it will play determinant if Lee Seung-Jun gets the nod. At the moment, the 16 man pool is lacking in wing-depth as Yang Hee-Jong, Kim Yong-Hwan are not present. Moon Tae-Young holds a slight advantage as the latter plays under Yoo Jae-Hak in the KBL.

CKR13
05-31-2013, 08:22 AM
Training camp opens next week with 13 players expected as Kim Sun-Hyung and Choi Bu-Kyong will join the team the following weak due to personal training in the United States. As for Lee Jong-Hyun, his schedule will be ironed out due to conflicts with his enlistment in the U19 national team. The latter has shown signs of exhaustion due to national team commitments for the senior and U19 as well as the university league games.

I think Lee Jong-Hyun should continue with the U19 squad and join the team after the Jones Cup.

CKR13
06-02-2013, 04:25 AM
Lee Jong-Hyun will be sidelined for six weeks due to a nasal fracture suffered in a game yesterday. Three weeks if Lee could play with a mask.

reamily
06-02-2013, 03:21 PM
I am a "you have a one good low post player in your team" fan. As when it boils down in the end, I really need a reliable post up guy in my team.

CKR13
06-03-2013, 12:50 AM
I am a "you have a one good low post player in your team" fan. As when it boils down in the end, I really need a reliable post up guy in my team.

In the current 16 man pool, Kim Joo Sung and Lee Seung-Jun are established post players. Lee Jong-Hyun, Kim Jong-Kyu, Lee Seung-Hyun are still developing. Kim Joo-Sung still has the most polished post game among the bigman. Second and missing is Oh Sek-Eun.

But Korea is moving away from isolating a post player to operate when it comes to FIBA Asia competitions. It is a common practice in the KBL, but not a good one when it comes to international plays. The days when Korea used to dump it on low with Ha Seung-Jin stagnated their offense and the shooters became out of sync.

In the 2012 Olympic qualifier and 2013 East Asian Qualifiers, Korea's post points from bigmen came from high picks concluding to a hit with a forward dive. Either a pass is channeled in the succeeding cut or the post is lit after a baseline drive from a guard or winger. Bottom line: dives out of the baseline flex.

CKR13
06-03-2013, 08:10 AM
Training started today with conditioning exercises as well as lifting weights. Yoo Jae-Hak stated that the national team's size is not compromised despite missing Ha Seung-Jin. Yoo also added that depth of the front-court will be tested against the Middle East teams but he plans not to sacrifice speed and versatility against other fast teams.

Lee Seung-Jun and Moon Tae-Young both stated that they are having a friendly competition against one another. Based on the videos, both were hyped for lifting weights.

reamily
06-03-2013, 01:07 PM
But Korea is moving away from isolating a post player to operate when it comes to FIBA Asia competitions. It is a common practice in the KBL, but not a good one when it comes to international plays. The days when Korea used to dump it on low with Ha Seung-Jin stagnated their offense and the shooters became out of sync.

But Ha has zero or below average post up skills compare to the Seo Jang Hoon's and Eric Sandrin's. They aren't your ordinary post players as they can play back to the basket as quick as a big guy who has face up skills. Thats why our Filipino big men cannot match up with Seo. And guys like Kim Min Soo did not blend well with the Korean scheme of offense because the ball takes a lot of time in him.


In the 2012 Olympic qualifier and 2013 East Asian Qualifiers, Korea's post points from bigmen came from high picks concluding to a hit with a forward dive. Either a pass is channeled in the succeeding cut or the post is lit after a baseline drive from a guard or winger. Bottom line: dives out of the baseline flex.

They forced to do that given the size disadvantage they had against Russians and how green the Chinese Big men to react to the rolls made by no. 14 and no. 15.

CKR13
06-03-2013, 11:18 PM
But Ha has zero or below average post up skills compare to the Seo Jang Hoon's and Eric Sandrin's. They aren't your ordinary post players as they can play back to the basket as quick as a big guy who has face up skills. Thats why our Filipino big men cannot match up with Seo. And guys like Kim Min Soo did not blend well with the Korean scheme of offense because the ball takes a lot of time in him.

Not true on Ha Seung-Jin having zero post moves, more like average post moves and that is good enough in the KBL but not international competitions. I remember a young Ha Seung-Jin who was touted as the next big thing after Seo Jang-Hoon (the latter was a good post player) as an 18 year old Ha was the third best post player in the country.

Prior to the 2004 NBA draft, NBA scouts compared him to a young Jamal Maglorie in terms of potential and the late Marty Blake called it right: Ha Seung-Jin's post game resembled that of raw American prospects in the orientation of a power type post player, unlike Yao Ming who was pure finesse. Ha's similar American post game got him drafted. I remember those workouts with the Portland scouts that had Ha SJ showcase some post game repertoire involving:

1. Back down - Pivot - Finish
2. Back down - Drop step - Hook
3. Back down - Pivot - Glass

Ha used to dunk effortlessly until he got heavier and slower. With that came trouble on his knees and hamstring. In 2009, Ha lost his mobility and somewhat athletic grasp.

As for Lee Seung-Jun, he was never really a post player. His days globetrotting various leagues had him play PF and SF. When he came to Samsung, he never really played the post game and was more of a screen and roll bigman, relying on athleticism to finish as he moved. He also made a living on the mid-range game. It is Lee Dong-Jun who was a good post player and not Lee Seung-Jun.

As for Kim Min-Soo, he was not much of a post player, but played a pressure release bigman in the mold of a tweening cross between a PF and a SF. Yoo Jae-Hak apparently liked him in the 2009 FIBA Asia due to his presence on stretching the floor.


They forced to do that given the size disadvantage they had against Russians and how green the Chinese Big men to react to the rolls made by no. 14 and no. 15.

Not true. Lee Sang-Beom used D'Antoni's 7 seconds or less offense heading into the Olympic wildcards. During the build-up, Lee's national team run and gunned against KBL teams, College teams, Venezuela, Russia and the Dominican Republic. Lee Sang-Beom hoped that speed will make the team atleast competitive so he tapped bigmen like Lee Seung-Jun, Kim Jong-Kyu, Kim Dong-Uk and Lee Jong-Hyun who were mobile and prefer the rolling game. Lee Seung-Jun thrived in that role and couldn't be more happier.

As for the 2013 East Asian championship squad, Choi Bo-Young stressed discipline in the form of the high flex point that involves a double post game in the baseline. Screen - Duck - Roll was the main role of Lee Jong-Hyun and Kim Jong-Kyu. Even against smaller teams like Chinese Taipei and Macau, the team ran the flex all the way to the championship round against China.

So no truth on your claim that Korea was "forced" to utilize the screen and roll over the ad-hoc post isolation. There is a difference between forced and preaching continuity in a motion offense.

reamily
06-04-2013, 04:15 AM
Thanks for the good read... but I believe that whenever Korea would match up against a middle eastern team or Philippines who uses grit and strength in defending the paint will have a difficult time in executing their motion offense compare when they up against east asian teams..

CKR13
06-04-2013, 04:26 AM
Thanks for the good read... but I believe that whenever Korea would match up against a middle eastern team or Philippines who uses grit and strength in defending the paint will have a difficult time in executing their motion offense compare when they up against east asian teams..

I don't see the connection of being physical in the paint equates to Korea struggling with a baseline flex. Action unfolds at the high top mind you in a screen and roll situation where the defending bigman happens to come up high and is forced to pedal back as he trails a diving forward in the offense.

Physicality in the paint negates post up scenarios for bigmen. Physicaliy in the paint does not spare you from wide open shooters off curls and flash cuts. Which is why Korea is moving away from just dumping the ball down low to a bigman as they do struggle against heftier post defenders.

Physicality in the paint does not equate to hampering a motion offense that is very much dependent in cuts, screen and duck. Now physicality in the cover and quick switches / traps does help negate a motion offense.

CKR13
06-05-2013, 08:19 AM
A lot of emphasis in core training, flexible response and cardio (training like jogging in the morning for 2K, sprint and suicide drills) is what Yoo Jae-Hak is implementing for conditioning. He wants everyone to be much more fit and more stamina for August.

CKR13
06-06-2013, 07:42 AM
Yoo Jae Hak's reaction: We are underdogs in the first round.

CKR13
06-06-2013, 08:21 AM
Atleast for South Korea, they can rely on Yang Dong-Geun to play a motivated game against China. He always seem to lead the motor for the team.


http://nimg.sulekha.com/sports/original700/china-asian-games-basketball-2010-11-26-7-50-29.jpg

Plus Lee Jong-Hyun (If he makes it) could meet Wang Zhelin again.

CKR13
06-07-2013, 02:18 AM
Head coach Yoo Jae-Hak added new press statements in regards with the draw and Korea's grouping. Yoo singled out that Iran and China are the two teams to beat in the tournament and stated that it will be advantageous for the team to get to know the two teams beforehand and Yoo added that if Korea aims to finish atleast as high as first, Iran and China will stand in the way.

Yoo stated that the team will get a first look of the other competition in the Jones Cup next month.

CKR13
06-07-2013, 04:11 PM
The team is wary of Kim Joo-Sung's health and in this case, the latter's knees. Kim is taking it light with leg strengthening and other body-conditioning exercises. Kim also shot some hoops and seems not to be bothered by landing.

CKR13
06-08-2013, 10:51 AM
With the way Moon Tae-Young and Lee Seung-Jun are working in the daily training, it will be difficult to choose between the two of them. Yet they seem to be very close, even helping one another in spot up weight-lifting.

zonglin
06-08-2013, 04:16 PM
With the way Moon Tae-Young and Lee Seung-Jun are working in the daily training, it will be difficult to choose between the two of them. Yet they seem to be very close, even helping one another in spot up weight-lifting.
Both of them will attend jones cup?

CKR13
06-09-2013, 01:40 AM
I'm not sure as Yoo Jae Hak still has not given a date to cut people. But I think Yoo will cut the roster before the Jones cup.

CKR13
06-09-2013, 09:41 AM
Today Yoo Jae-Hak requested footages of the recent games of Iran, Jordan, Qatar and Lebanon. Yoo admitted two weeks ago that he is not aware of the strength of the said teams.

Plus Yoo said that the team's motto should be: "40 minutes of full court press".

CKR13
06-10-2013, 07:53 AM
I really hope Ki Seung-Ho (Changwon LG Sakers) makes it to the national team. Benefit would be that they will get another pure shooter aside from Cho Sung-Min who thrives in the catch and shoot sets. I know that Ki shot below his average 3Pt% when he returned to the Sakers in the middle of February, but that could be attributed to him trying to regain his shooting touch and with him trying to adjust to the new situation based on the Sakers plays and player tendencies.

Still, based on roles, Cho Sung-Min has that pure shooter designation. Yoo would like a more versatile and dynamic winger.

interxavierxxx
06-10-2013, 10:53 AM
What about Korea's former top U18 player Kim Jin-Soo? (I'm not sure about the spelling of his name but he was one of the key players in the Korean U18 squad in 2008 standing at 6'9)

Who are Korea's best wingmen at the moment? Sorry but I haven't watched them play for a while so I don't know how much their game has changed since 2007.

CKR13
06-10-2013, 12:15 PM
Kim Jin-Soo is now known as Choi Jin-Soo. He wasn't named into the player pool. Incidentally, it was Yoo Jae-Hak who cut him in two occassions. First is back in 2009 and in 2010. Back then Yoo said that Choi was not ready. In the 2012 London wildcard qualifiers, Choi was included in the team, but I guess Yoo is not impressed with his development. As per the wingmen of Korea, many would believe that Moon Tae Young and Yoon Ho-Young are currently the best. The likes of Yang Hee-Jong and Kim Yong-Hwan are not in the current 16 man list. All are aging by the way.

T-MAC & K.G
06-10-2013, 01:32 PM
excluded players...

Choi Jin-Soo (injury)
Oh Se-Keun (injury)
Yang Hee-Jong (injury)
Ha Seung-Jin (military service)

Peace
06-10-2013, 05:07 PM
What about Korea's former top U18 player Kim Jin-Soo? (I'm not sure about the spelling of his name but he was one of the key players in the Korean U18 squad in 2008 standing at 6'9)

Who are Korea's best wingmen at the moment? Sorry but I haven't watched them play for a while so I don't know how much their game has changed since 2007.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jin_Soo_Choi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Yoo-Taek


Choi jin soo = Kim jin soo

Choi jin soo changed last name due to family matter.

Choi Jin-Soo is Kim Yoo-Taek's biological son (former basketball player & coach, currently Chung-Ang University coach).


He came to the United States as a high school freshman in 2004.

He played University of Maryland in the NCAA 1 Division.


University of Maryland - ACC(Atlantic Coast Conference)

08~09 : 21game, 1.6ppg(FG 28.6%, 3P 23.8%, FT 71.4%), 1.1rpg

09~10 : 9game, 4.9mpg, 0.8ppg(FG 22%, FT 75%), 1.1rpg, 0.2apg

Unable to balance the rigors of a university education and a basketball career, Choi Jin-soo, Korea's first NCAA basketball player has decided to leave the University of Maryland and return to Korea.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/sports/2010/01/136_58499.html

He played 2009 William Jones Cup vs lebanon


http://serviceapi.nmv.naver.com/flash/convertIframeTag.nhn?vid=8817A1C82B91816E1A29FC00F 15DF45674A3&outKey=V128117e63d06023e6c6e343b1734c0a7d68a602297 b91c2557d0343b1734c0a7d68a&width=500&height=408


Jackson Vroman(USA-Lebanon naturalized, ex-NBA Player) - in your face

,but not 2009 FIBA Asia Championship roster.

He played 2012 London Olympic Qualifying Tournament - vs Russia, Dominican Republic.

For shoulder operations and rehabilitation, he was excluded from the pre-roster in 2013 FIBA Asia Championship.

CKR13
06-16-2013, 09:18 AM
It seems that the South Korean team for the 2013 East Asian games will be similar in composition to the East Asian Basketball tournament last month. Which means a core of Kim Jong-Kyu and others plus Sang-Moo players. It seems China will send their 2016 Olympic training team.

interxavierxxx
06-16-2013, 09:53 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jin_Soo_Choi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Yoo-Taek


Choi jin soo = Kim jin soo

Choi jin soo changed last name due to family matter.

Choi Jin-Soo is Kim Yoo-Taek's biological son (former basketball player & coach, currently Chung-Ang University coach).


He came to the United States as a high school freshman in 2004.

He played University of Maryland in the NCAA 1 Division.


University of Maryland - ACC(Atlantic Coast Conference)

08~09 : 21game, 1.6ppg(FG 28.6%, 3P 23.8%, FT 71.4%), 1.1rpg

09~10 : 9game, 4.9mpg, 0.8ppg(FG 22%, FT 75%), 1.1rpg, 0.2apg

Unable to balance the rigors of a university education and a basketball career, Choi Jin-soo, Korea's first NCAA basketball player has decided to leave the University of Maryland and return to Korea.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/sports/2010/01/136_58499.html

He played 2009 William Jones Cup vs lebanon


http://serviceapi.nmv.naver.com/flash/convertIframeTag.nhn?vid=8817A1C82B91816E1A29FC00F 15DF45674A3&outKey=V128117e63d06023e6c6e343b1734c0a7d68a602297 b91c2557d0343b1734c0a7d68a&width=500&height=408


Jackson Vroman(USA-Lebanon naturalized, ex-NBA Player) - in your face

,but not 2009 FIBA Asia Championship roster.

He played 2012 London Olympic Qualifying Tournament - vs Russia, Dominican Republic.

For shoulder operations and rehabilitation, he was excluded from the pre-roster in 2013 FIBA Asia Championship.

Thanks a lot. I wish him a fast and full recovery. :D

CKR13
06-16-2013, 10:12 AM
Yonhap news reported that Yoo Jae-Hak will bring in 12 players for the Jones Cup next month. Which means a decision will be made soon on who to choose between Lee Seung-Jun and Moon Tae-Young. Coach Yoo said that choosing one over the other has its strategic advantages and disadvantages:

Lee Seung-Jun - combo big man, able to play PF or C.

Moon Tae-Young - Dynamic scorer in the wings and has the range to stretch defenses.

CKR13
06-17-2013, 08:02 AM
Lee Jong-Hyun will not join the U19 team as his recovery is as expected with his cheek and nose bone fracture. Depending again on recovery rate, could be dropped in the final lineup. Yoo Jae-Hak is hopeful that Lee JH would be fit enough to play in the Jones Cup.

CKR13
06-20-2013, 05:06 AM
The national team recently had a scrimmage with the universiade team. Two more scrimmages and they will compete in the William Jones Cup next month.

CKR13
06-20-2013, 08:22 AM
Based from the highlights against the Universiade team, Lee Seung-Jun was playing aggressive both on offense and on defense. He has that threading the needle chemistry with Kim Tae-Sol.

CKR13
06-22-2013, 12:47 AM
Pool down to 13 players.

Tentative South Korean National Team for the Jones Cup

Yang Dong-Geun
Kim Tae-Sol
Park Chan-Hee
Kim Sun-Hyung
Kim Min-Koo
Moon Tae-Young
Lee Seung-Jun
Cho Sung-Min
Yoon Ho-Young
Kim Joo-Sung
Choi Bo-Kyung
Kim Jong-Kyu
Lee Jong-Hyun

Cut were Lee Seung-Hyun (21) and Moon Seung-Gon (20). If Lee Jong-Hyun re-joins I expect Lee Seung-Jun to be cut.

CKR13
06-22-2013, 11:29 AM
Current depth chart:

C - Kim Jong-Kyu
PF - Lee Seung-Jun, Kim Joo-Sung, Choi Bo-Kyung
SF - Moon Tae-Young, Yoon Ho-Young
SG - Kim Min-Koo, Cho Sung-Min, Kim Sun-Hyung
PG - Yang Dong-Geun, Kim Tae-Sol, Park Chan-Hee

Inactive: Lee Jong-Hyun

After the Jones Cup, Yoo Jae-Hak will choose between Moon Tae-Young and Lee Seung-Jun. Much of it hinges in the health of Lee Jong-Hyun. The latter is recovering well.

Potential 12 man lineup for the 27th FIBA Asia Tournament:

C - Kim Jong-Kyu, Lee Jong-Hyun
PF - Kim Joo-Sung, Choi Bo-Kyung
SF - Moon Tae-Young, Yoon Ho-Young
SG - Kim Min-Koo, Cho Sung-Min, Kim Sun-Hyung
PG - Yang Dong-Geun, Kim Tae-Sol, Park Chan-Hee

Choi Bo-Kyung will fill in the gap left by the rebounding and workhorse Oh Se-Keun. If needed be, Yoon Ho-Young can play power forward. While Kim Joo-Sung is able to switch to PF or C. Kim Sun-Hyung is an interesting player. The most athletic guard in the KBL that often plays SG or PG in the KBL.

Guards are very fast in this edition.

CKR13
06-24-2013, 01:29 AM
There is a chance now that Lee Jong-Hyun would be able to join the team in Taiwan for the Jones Cup. Lee's healing rate is better than expected and he has been cleared for non-contact activities such as weight lifting and physical conditioning.

CKR13
06-27-2013, 02:02 PM
Moon Tae-Young and Yoon Ho-Young are alternating at SF. Cho Sung-Min is back to playing shooting guard now, but is expected to play SF too. As for Kim Sun-Hyung, he plays both PG and SG for this team; much like with Seoul.

CKR13
06-28-2013, 12:57 PM
We could probably see David Michaels soon with the National Team depending on legislation as per eligibility of being a naturalized citizen. I'm not expecting 2014 but maybe 2015. Still, he has to prove himself in the KBL first, much like Lee Seung-Jun, Lee Dong-Jun, Jeon Tae-Pong, Moon Tae-Young and Moon Tae-Jong.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iYMxTtys-1g

CKR13
06-28-2013, 01:42 PM
After Cho Sung-Min, Kang Sang-Jae is the next in line for Korea's shooters. Had a shootout with Croatia's Dario Saric, who is NBA material. Although Korea lost to Croatia, the shootout was entertaining.

Had the U19 suited up Lee Jong-Hyun, they would have had a "true" interior player who can rebound and defend.

greenarcher
06-28-2013, 01:56 PM
Where's Oh Sek Eun?

CKR13
06-28-2013, 02:06 PM
Where's Oh Sek Eun?

In the final phase of his rehab out of a plantar rupture. He is out for the national team as he didn't even play in the 2012-2013 KBL season.

CKR13
06-29-2013, 01:18 PM
Kim Joo-Sung looks healthy in practice. He seems ready to go for the Jones Cup.

CKR13
07-03-2013, 05:17 AM
Yoo Jae-Hak commented about the upcoming Jones Cup about Kore's schedule and the lineup of competition. Yoo said that he plans to utilize the team's depth and the string of the opponents in succeeding days closely mimic the FIBA Asia tournament grind.

Yoo also stated that he will field various starting lineups but not starting Moon Tae-Young and Lee Seung-Jun together.

CKR13
07-05-2013, 02:13 AM
Kim Jong-Kyu and Kim Min-Koo star in this commercial from Adidas representing Team Crazyquick.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA5zxq-C4QE&feature=youtu.be

Also, the team in Taiwan.


https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/999839_314678062000950_599804900_n.jpg

CKR13
07-06-2013, 09:22 AM
Some highlights of the South Korea - Egypt match for the opening day of the 33rd William Jones Cup. Korea won 80-63.

Kim Tae-Sol, Park Chan-Hee and Kim Sun-Hyung were able to break into the baseline and feed Lee Seung-Jun the ball for those flushes. Kim Sun-Hyung aka the storm had all the floor space he needed to push the tempo.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywwafaZJhNM&feature=youtu.be

CKR13
07-09-2013, 01:53 AM
Yoo Jae-Hak was interviewed by the press and was asked about the audition of Lee Seung-Jun and Moon Tae-Young for the final man lineup. Yoo stated that "Don't expect me to make a decision in this tournament."
in which he further elaborated that choosing between the two has its distinct advantage and disadvantages for the national team.

reamily
07-09-2013, 04:15 AM
Yoo Jae-Hak was interviewed by the press and was asked about the audition of Lee Seung-Jun and Moon Tae-Young for the final man lineup. Yoo stated that "Don't expect me to make a decision in this tournament."
in which he further elaborated that choosing between the two has its distinct advantage and disadvantages for the national team.

because they don't really play against each other...its a matter who the teams need come august..

CKR13
07-15-2013, 10:30 AM
Yoo Jae-Hak spoke with the press and stated that Korea's chances in reaching the top three in Manila next month is a 50-50 affair. He stated that Iran and China are the two teams to beat still while Yoo stated that Chinese Taipei has improved with Quincy Davis at the middle and the Philippines as a final four team due to their talent, homecourt and with Marcus Douthit.

dams
07-17-2013, 12:27 AM
Is Ha Seung-Jin part of Korea's official roster?

Rico101
07-17-2013, 05:39 AM
Is Ha Seung-Jin part of Korea's official roster?

Nope!

zoman114
07-17-2013, 05:50 AM
nope.

Khalid80
07-17-2013, 07:26 AM
Is Ha Seung-Jin part of Korea's official roster?

He's in the army now completing his 2 year mandatory service... and he got recently married as well

CKR13
07-17-2013, 11:05 AM
Yoo Jae Hak and the Korean Basketball Association has invited foreign players lead Marcus Goode, the MVP of the 2013 SIAC tournament in the US alongside journeymen players like former Kansas St. reserve Darren Kent. Some names also like Isaac Wells, and Maurice Bolden were also invited.

The said names and perhaps others will join the national team in practice. Yoo Jae-Hak said in a press interview that Korea was not looking for a naturalized player in reference on losing to Chinese Taipei's team lead by Quincy Davis, but the foreign players will be used for fine tuning their defense.

CKR13
07-17-2013, 12:33 PM
It is reported that the twelve man squad bound for Manila next month are:

Yang Dong-Geun (Ulsan Mobis Phoebus)
Kim Tae-Sol (Anyang KGC)
Kim Sun-Hyung (Seoul SK Knights)
Kim Min-Koo (Kyung-Hee University)
Moon Seung-Gon (Korea University)
Cho Sung-Min (Busan Sonicboom KT)
Yoon Ho-Young (Wonju Dongbu Promy)
Choi Joon-Young (Yonsei University)
Lee Seung-Jun (Wonju Dongbu Promy)
Kim Joo-Sung (Wonju Dongbu Promy)
Kim Jong-Kyu (Kyung-Hee University)
Lee Jong-Hyun (Korea University)

Cut were Moon Tae-Young, Park Chan-Hee ( :mad: :mad:) and Choi Bu-Kyong.

zoman114
07-17-2013, 02:45 PM
How healthy is Lee JH?! Big gamble putting him in?

reamily
07-17-2013, 03:34 PM
How healthy is Lee JH?! Big gamble putting him in?

he is the korean Fajardo a lot expected in him and a lot of people think that they are only hiding him..

CKR13
07-19-2013, 04:00 PM
Documentary to be aired next week from the training camp, Jones Cup and final preparations.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9idY1HXzKpw

CKR13
07-23-2013, 11:18 AM
Lee Jong-Hyun is wearing a protective mask for the scrimmages. The four foreign practice players like Marcus Goode were instructed by Yoo Jae-Hak to be aggressive, be physical and give no quarters to young bigmen like Lee Jong-Hyun, Kim Jong-Kyu and Choi Joon-Young.

CKR13
07-27-2013, 02:59 AM
Saw some practice footages of the team. Yoo Jae-Hak is also teaming up Kim Jong-Kyu and Lee Jong-Hyun at the floor. I'm not sure who plays PF or C, they inter-change roles at an instant when the screen rolls up for a forward dive execution. Although Kim Jong-Kyu has the better outside shot.

Team scrimmages are often divided into young players versus veterans and later inter-mixed for tactical purposes.

- Choi Joon-Young needs more core strengthening and weight lifting.
- Moon Seung-Gon is an iso / triple threat.

CKR13
07-28-2013, 04:29 AM
They are bound for Manila tonight. From the documentary and practice footages I watched, the depth chart:

C- Kim Jong-Kyu / Lee Jong-Hyun / Kim Joo-Sung

PF- Lee Seung-Jun / Choi Joon-Young

SF- Cho Sung-Min / Moon Seung-Gon / Yoon Ho-Young

SG- Kim Min-Koo / Kim Sun-Hyung

PG- Yang Dong-Geun / Kim Tae-Sol

Cho Sung-Min can slide down to shooting guard while Moon Seung-Gon and Kim Min-Koo can play both small forward and shooting guard. While the C and PF listed can be made to move up a notch to C or slide down to PF. Choi Joon-Young plays SF too but is at a disadvantage at PF.

João Paulo
07-28-2013, 04:59 AM
Korean NT preparations for the FIBA Asia 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaUNXtKJ834

Bad_Shot
07-28-2013, 05:47 AM
What happened to OH seKeun?

interxavierxxx
07-28-2013, 06:11 AM
What happened to OH seKeun?

Injury.

CKR13
07-28-2013, 06:33 AM
What happened to OH seKeun?

A plantar injury sidelined him last season but is making progress as the latter is now cleared for scrimmages. He is a possibility for the Asian games next year.

Bad_Shot
07-28-2013, 01:02 PM
A plantar injury sidelined him last season but is making progress as the latter is now cleared for scrimmages. He is a possibility for the Asian games next year.
Oh! That's why he's not in the lineup huh. I like that guy, he has a lot of energy.

zxmint
07-29-2013, 05:37 PM
Lee Jong-Hyun #14 and Kim Jong-Kyu #15 posing with their jerseys on.


http://jumpball.co.kr/jump_imgs/04/20130513/13051309_0.jpg
It seems Kim is at least 3cm taller than Lee in this picture. I like this two young men personally, they seem quite athletic, but they need more muscles to match up with bigger opponents from China and Iran.

zxmint
07-29-2013, 05:42 PM
Korea runs the floor very well and has several good shooters. The only problem is lack of sizes.

Peace
07-29-2013, 05:59 PM
Lee jong hyun's height is 206cm, but his wingspan is 220cm.

5798

Peace
07-29-2013, 06:08 PM
Oh Se-Keun is currently taking time to rehabilitate and weightraining.

2013. 7. 10 photo

5799

CKR13
08-01-2013, 11:54 AM
Finally saw Yoo Jae-Hak's full offense on display. Guard oriented with Yang, Kim TS and Kim SH pushing up tempo with those high pick and roll. True to his Mike D'Antoni influence.

ak1105
08-01-2013, 11:56 AM
Finally saw Yoo Jae-Hak's full offense on displah. Guard oriented with Yang, Kim TS and Kim SH pushing up tempo with those high pick and roll. True to his Mike D'Antoni influence.

China clearly lacks a point guard in that match..but korea has a good defensive strategy against china..

CKR13
08-01-2013, 12:05 PM
China clearly lacks a point guard in that match..but korea has a good defensive strategy against china..
Liu Xiaoyu will get better in time. Giannakis trusts him. Guo Ailun is still not 100% and Chen Jianghua has a mental issue in regards with composure. Yang Dong Geun and Kim Tae Sol were more experienced compared to Liu.

MD125
08-02-2013, 12:13 AM
China clearly lacks a point guard in that match..but korea has a good defensive strategy against china..
They were outsmarted by the Korean guards. Also it was clear that both teams had a very bad day both atrocious in the 3pt line. Layups missed, easy baskets missed.

reamily
08-02-2013, 01:05 AM
They were outsmarted by the Korean guards. Also it was clear that both teams had a very bad day both atrocious in the 3pt line. Layups missed, easy baskets missed.

if you play that kind of defense you get tired.. rhytym wouldn't be present.. as you always try to outhustle your opponent..

MD125
08-02-2013, 01:07 AM
if you play that kind of defense you get tired.. rhytym wouldn't be present.. as you always try to outhustle your opponent..
I have so much respect with both teams that I expected a lot more from them. Past KOR and CHI teams did that kind of defense yet they were shooting the lights out and made basketball look easy.

reamily
08-02-2013, 01:43 AM
I have so much respect with both teams that I expected a lot more from them. Past KOR and CHI teams did that kind of defense yet they were shooting the lights out and made basketball look easy.

If they play like that then they should give eurpoean teams run on their money.. Basketball as of today improves leaps and bounds..Gone are the big but smart plays of Seo Jang Hoon, Gong Xiao Bin and even Wang Zhizhi and here comes the peskiness and athleticism of a Yi Jian Lian, Zhou Peng, Kim Jong Kyu and Lee Seung Jun.. its just that the Korean guards outplayed the young guards of China big time in the end game..

DarknessFalls
08-02-2013, 04:03 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCUPLzZHHUM

CKR13
08-02-2013, 11:36 AM
Choi Joon-Young got more minutes than he had hoped for. Against Iran, he matched up Bahrami. After being benched, Yoo Jae-Hak told Choi to study Bahrami.

sinobball
08-02-2013, 03:20 PM
With the developing Kim Jong-kyu and Lee Jong-hyun, plus Ha and Oh who are missing, Korea will have a respectable frontcourt in the years to come. Backcourt has never been a problem for them. I see them consistently finishing in top-3 in Asia (or top-5 in Asia-Pacific) for the next 5 years, which they haven't been able to consistently do since 2002.

doctorjjj
08-02-2013, 06:11 PM
With the first two games under our belt, I am still very skeptical of Jae Hak's plan and minute distribution. Being one of the more undersized team in the pool, I don't see why Lee Seung Joon isn't getting more minutes. I feel as if Lee Seung Joon and Kim Sun Hyung are being under utilized when they should be flourishing under this fast paced, run and gun offense. Thoughts on this?

sinobball
08-02-2013, 06:25 PM
Well you could rewatch the 3rd quarter of the Iran-Korea game, when Lee SJ aka Eric Sandrin played, the Iranians started a huge run that decided the game. The guy is almost useless on offense and not as good as the 2 native guys born after 1990.

CKR13
08-03-2013, 12:20 AM
I think that Yoo Jae-Hak is managing the minutes of Lee Seung Jun and Kim Joo-Sung as this is just the first round and Korea is assured to go past this round. As for Kim Sun-Hyung, he is sharing minutes with Yang Dong-Geun, the trusted guard of Yoo. While Kim Tae-Sol is being used for defensive purposes. But despite sharing minutes, Sun-Hyung's efficiency and impact has contributed.

After this, I expect Wonju's Lee SJ and Kim JS to retire and make way for Kang Sang-Jae, Oh Se Keun and Lee Seung-Hyun.

CKR13
08-04-2013, 06:51 AM
Team had a light scrimmage this afternoon. Yoo Jae Hak stated that the team was not tired during the game against Malaysia, but was just sloppy. They worked on their offense and defensive sets.

interxavierxxx
08-04-2013, 07:49 AM
CKR13, do you know the player Kim Dong-Wu (spelling?)? He played for the NT in 2007 and was one of their reliable outside shooters. Any idea why he was never included in their subsequent NT's?

CKR13
08-04-2013, 09:41 AM
Kim Dong-Woo is now a veteran player for SK Knights where he is a reserved. He played SF for the national team and mostly his career. Playing off-guard had him at a disadvantage as his foot speed and dribbling dictates. Since he is listed as primarily at SF, younger players then like Yang Hee-Jong, Kim Yong-Hwan were more ideal at SF. Same could be said for veterans like Lee Kyu-Sup and Kim Sung-Chul who shoots better than him and the two were selected for the 2010 Asian games.

Last consideration for Kim DW was in 2009 for Tianjin.

CKR13
08-05-2013, 02:04 AM
It seems Lee Sang-Beom is the defensive coordinator for the team. He often attends games by the other teams and taking down notes. He is also active in coaching the players as a group or individually on howto handle a certain situation.

interxavierxxx
08-05-2013, 02:07 AM
I've noticed too that Korea is the only team (out of the top contenders) who has a local coach. Everyone else pretty much has or had a foreign coach.

CKR13
08-05-2013, 02:14 AM
I've noticed too that Korea is the only team (out of the top contenders) who has a local coach. Everyone else pretty much has or had a foreign coach.

It has been the trend for the Korean team for a couple of years. Who ever wins the KBL championship, that winning coach is a hands down coach for FIBA.

Hur Jae - 2011 KBL Champion with KCC Egis / Korea NT coach in WuHan
Lee Sang Beom - 2012 KBL Champion with Anyang KGC / Korea NT coach in Venezuela
Yoo Jae-Hak - 2013 KBL Champion with Ulsan Mobis / Korea NT coach in Manila

The federation is not open to having a foreign coach, but would welcome a consultant for the transfer of knowledge and technique to a local coach.

reamily
08-05-2013, 02:27 AM
Like Philippines Korea likes to have a TEAM of coaches to handle their strategies..I do not see Korea has the best talent in all of Asia but compensates iot when it comes to coaching they are one of the best..

CKR13
08-05-2013, 02:34 AM
Reminds me of Kim Sun-Hyung's dunk against the Dominican Republic last year. Easily the best finisher for Korea today.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4_QQa3QxWA

interxavierxxx
08-05-2013, 04:03 AM
It has been the trend for the Korean team for a couple of years. Who ever wins the KBL championship, that winning coach is a hands down coach for FIBA.

Hur Jae - 2011 KBL Champion with KCC Egis / Korea NT coach in WuHan
Lee Sang Beom - 2012 KBL Champion with Anyang KGC / Korea NT coach in Venezuela
Yoo Jae-Hak - 2013 KBL Champion with Ulsan Mobis / Korea NT coach in Manila

The federation is not open to having a foreign coach, but would welcome a consultant for the transfer of knowledge and technique to a local coach.

It's a similar to the formula we used during the 90s when the winning PBA coach would handle NT duties. It's too bad this was only applied during the Asian Games, not the Asian Championships where it mattered the most.

CKR13
08-05-2013, 04:22 AM
It's a similar to the formula we used during the 90s when the winning PBA coach would handle NT duties. It's too bad this was only applied during the Asian Games, not the Asian Championships where it mattered the most.

Korea's federation is trying to change that flavor of the year coach for FIBA. The president and chairman Pang-Hyeol stated that the team has talented players but without continuity with a midterm coach, every FIBA Asia season is like starting over. From what I had gathered, Yoo Jae-Hak will coach the national team if they qualify for next year's world cup.

The coach for this year's East Asian games team will likely coach the 2014 Asian Games team.

interxavierxxx
08-05-2013, 04:43 AM
Korea's federation is trying to change that flavor of the year coach for FIBA. The president and chairman Pang-Hyeol stated that the team has talented players but without continuity with a midterm coach, every FIBA Asia season is like starting over. From what I had gathered, Yoo Jae-Hak will coach the national team if they qualify for next year's world cup.

The coach for this year's East Asian games team will likely coach the 2014 Asian Games team.

It's a good move by the Korean federation because the system did more harm than good on our end. I personally think Korea has its own style of basketball (including management) that seem to work to their benefit. Hats off to that.

reamily
08-05-2013, 03:29 PM
Kim Seung Hyeun is the Korean Samboy...

CKR13
08-05-2013, 03:45 PM
Choi Joon-Young getting some minutes in the 4th as game is practically over. Lee Jong-Hyun has a couple of blocks already.

CKR13
08-05-2013, 03:47 PM
On the floor: Kim Jong-Kyu, Lee Jong-Hyun and Choi Joon-Young. A tall, young and agile front-court.

CKR13
08-06-2013, 01:12 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98Sh1Od3irM

CKR13
08-06-2013, 03:49 AM
I'll look for Kim Joo-Sung's elbows later on. Such a sneaky player. I think he had nudged two or three against Iran. I remember one against Bahrami.

greenarcher
08-06-2013, 04:17 AM
Has CT officially snagged the 3pt crown from Korea?

sinobball
08-06-2013, 04:18 AM
CKR13, I noticed that in the 2 easy wins Korea really defended the 3's poorly. Bahrain shot 7/12 from long-range while Malaysia made 9 three-pointers (Malaysia probably wouldn't even shoot this well against no defense). Worrisome or just Korea playing relaxed, or just flukes? In the closer games they limited China to 0/14 and Iran 1/12 from 3, but China and Iran aren't great 3pt shooting teams and at least from the China game I don't remember too many Chinese attempts were challenged. So are the Koreans good perimeter defenders? This is a very important question for, for example Chinese Taipei, who had been living on 3's (and shooting at a scarily high percentage).

CKR13
08-06-2013, 04:26 AM
CKR13, I noticed that in the 2 easy wins Korea really defended the 3's poorly. Bahrain shot 7/12 from long-range while Malaysia made 9 three-pointers (Malaysia probably wouldn't even shoot this well against no defense). Worrisome or just Korea playing relaxed, or just flukes? In the closer games they limited China to 0/14 and Iran 1/12 from 3, but China and Iran aren't great 3pt shooting teams and at least from the China game I don't remember too many Chinese attempts were challenged. So are the Koreans good perimeter defenders? This is a very important question for, for example Chinese Taipei, who had been living on 3's (and shooting at a scarily high percentage).

Korea's defense is oriented against baseline drives and the interior. So it leaves the corners due space for threes. Against China and Iran, it is combination of both teams just shooting poorly. Korean defense was active in quickly covering those gaps. Against Malaysia and Bahrain, Koreans played lax and went with man to man. Yoo Jae Hak commented that this team has a habit of playing sag off defense when it comes to weaker opposition.

CKR13
08-06-2013, 04:32 AM
Has CT officially snagged the 3pt crown from Korea?

The Philippines too I think are shooting threes better than Korea in this tourney. Cho Sung-Min as far as I am concerned is the only consistent pure shooter in this squad. Younger guards like Kim Sun-Hyung, Moon Seung-Gon and Kim Min-Goo are gifted with athleticism so their game are slash oriented. The pure shooters players are old school and giving way to the modern NBA styled guards. Korean guards on this squad has three point range, but far from being pure shooters.

reamily
08-06-2013, 09:07 AM
Far far from the traditional Korean style that we see.. but still team and basketball iq oriented.. specially on the defensive side..

lbj_19
08-06-2013, 05:30 PM
Currently 2nd best team in the tourney not only because they beat China but the skill level and play is really up there. If in case they meet China again in this tournament I think they can repeat over China. Cho No.10 has really been a leader for this team. And the young guns are playing really well and confident. I see that your young players are currently ahead of China's young players in terms of confidence and experience based on your play.

CKR13
08-07-2013, 01:51 AM
Bad shooting percentage for Choi Joon-Young at 11.8%. Shots that he normally makes in college are just not falling while his freethrow percentage is around 33%. His confidence is not there yet, being the youngest at 19 (a month younger than Lee Jong-Hyun) and a late insertion, this is his first taste of the senior's main tournament.

He has yet to make a three pointer despite having the space within the offensive movement, I guess jitters. Asia U18, East Asia tourney and U19 are currently tucked in his experience. After this tourney, he needs to work on everything from shooting to improving the upper body strength. Upside is his mobility and chasing down those rebound.

reamily
08-07-2013, 02:06 AM
Choi Joo Young is tall but skinny is this guy a Kim Joo Sung prototype or a Moon Tae Jong/ Tae Young /Choi Jin Soo prototype..

CKR13
08-07-2013, 02:14 AM
Choi Joon Young is like that of a Kim Sung-Chul prototype, lanky but has the depth of shooting range. The Choi Jin-Soo comparison is valid but seeing Choi JS around when he got started, he does not have the agility that Choi JY has.


http://jumpball.co.kr/jump_imgs/02/20101212/J08_1907_0.jpg

lbj_19
08-07-2013, 03:01 AM
Bad shooting percentage for Choi Joon-Young at 11.8%. Shots that he normally makes in college are just not falling while his freethrow percentage is around 33%. His confidence is not there yet, being the youngest at 19 (a month younger than Lee Jong-Hyun) and a late insertion, this is his first taste of the senior's main tournament.

He has yet to make a three pointer despite having the space within the offensive movement, I guess jitters. Asia U18, East Asia tourney and U19 are currently tucked in his experience. After this tourney, he needs to work on everything from shooting to improving the upper body strength. Upside is his mobility and chasing down those rebound.

Is this the number 13 guy?

CKR13
08-07-2013, 03:09 AM
Yes the current #13 for Korea. The youngest and the most inexperienced. But the agility and potential is there.

CKR13
08-07-2013, 03:58 PM
Young players Lee Jong-Hyun, Kim Jong-Kyu, Choi Joon-Young, Moon Seung-Gon and Kim Min-Goo finished the game strong as Yoo let them play the 4th. First half saw Yang, Cho and Yoon marksmanship with some Lee Seung-Jun dunks.

Kim Min-Goo with another good game, hitting treys. While this is the breakout game of Choi Joon-Young as he made two treys alongside a couple of baskets. He played point guard.

bristron
08-07-2013, 04:50 PM
Choi Junyong scored 13p, 3a in 16min.
and he played PG position in 4Q

lbj_19
08-07-2013, 05:25 PM
Great potential for this Korean team in the future. As to what I have seen their development is ahead as that of the Chinese players. I like how the number 4 plays, very accurate from the outside. Lee also has godd footwork for a big man.

reamily
08-08-2013, 12:30 AM
Looks like Korea would be there perennial top 3 contender but have a strong feeling that they will never win it all .. (Lebanon is a different case they came into the Yao Ming era in 2005)..they quick and good but they lack that one thing..

CKR13
08-08-2013, 12:41 AM
Korea's aim is to finish the top three with a championship appearance already a bonus if that happens. Given their preparations and low budget, they would have exceeded expectations if they finish top three. If they fall outside the top three of the knockout phase, then that is the team's realistic expectations.

This tournament is to prepare for the 2014 Asian games.

CKR13
08-08-2013, 12:49 AM
Choi Junyong scored 13p, 3a in 16min.
and he played PG position in 4Q

He has great potential. I see the future front-court for Korea:

C Lee Jong-Hyun
PF Kim Jong-Kyu
SF Choi Joon-Young

reamily
08-08-2013, 01:33 AM
Korea's aim is to finish the top three with a championship appearance already a bonus if that happens. Given their preparations and low budget, they would have exceeded expectations if they finish top three. If they fall outside the top three of the knockout phase, then that is the team's realistic expectations.

This tournament is to prepare for the 2014 Asian games.

What would an increased budget change things for Korea? Like more pro players playing.. more advanced training? better tuneup matches?

CKR13
08-08-2013, 01:39 AM
What would an increased budget change things for Korea? Like more pro players playing.. more advanced training? better tuneup matches?

Better training in terms of quality opposition. 2013 marks that their only quality opposition is found in the Jones Cup. They were supposed to train in Latvia but that was scrapped as budget is reserved for the 2014 Asian games training. Plus with the lack of budget, they don't have sorties to send their scouts abroad. They relied heavily on the Jones Cup and game footages from various media.

reamily
08-08-2013, 01:45 AM
Philippines used to have a good budget anytime we send a national team in there..scouts would never be a problem for us due to the power of internet..and we spend also a lot on getting players abroad so sending scouts abroad isn't much an issue either

CKR13
08-08-2013, 10:10 AM
Highlight against Kazakhstan. Kim Min-Goo's marksmanship played good that night. He has come a long way from Mr. Slasher with Kyung-Hee. Now his all around game is starting to benefit Korea. He will be very good in the KBL. Reminds me of a young Kang Byung-Hyun.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWa2M-DsUz8

lbj_19
08-08-2013, 12:16 PM
Better training in terms of quality opposition. 2013 marks that their only quality opposition is found in the Jones Cup. They were supposed to train in Latvia but that was scrapped as budget is reserved for the 2014 Asian games training. Plus with the lack of budget, they don't have sorties to send their scouts abroad. They relied heavily on the Jones Cup and game footages from various media.

So they value th pe Asian Games more than the Fiba Asia? Why is that so?

CKR13
08-08-2013, 12:23 PM
So they value th pe Asian Games more than the Fiba Asia? Why is that so?

Always have been. Majority of the Korean population don't follow FIBA tournaments, but they do watch sports events like the Olympics, Asian games on which Korean athletes participate as a contingent. KBA has a history of prioritizing the Asian games as per team preparations are concerned. It was their buildup for the 2006 Asian games and the 2010 Asian games that saw the Korean team become somewhat of a jet-setter through trips abroad.

lbj_19
08-08-2013, 12:50 PM
Always have been. Majority of the Korean population don't follow FIBA tournaments, but they do watch sports events like the Olympics, Asian games on which Korean athletes participate as a contingent. KBA has a history of prioritizing the Asian games as per team preparations are concerned. It was their buildup for the 2006 Asian games and the 2010 Asian games that saw the Korean team become somewhat of a jet-setter through trips abroad.

I see. Thanks

CKR13
08-08-2013, 01:42 PM
After practice, team hanged out in Starbucks.

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#13, Choi Joon-Young seems to have taken a liking to Jollibee. Ate two Ultimate Burger Steak Meal and an Aloha burger.

budz17
08-08-2013, 04:00 PM
After practice, team hanged out in Starbucks.

#13, Choi Joon-Young seems to have taken a liking to Jollibee. Ate two Ultimate Burger Steak Meal and an Aloha burger.

hahaha, must be the novelty thing. sick and tired of those, hehe.

hmmm... are you with the team? you certainly have a lot of up to date info on them.

so south korea prioritizes asian games.

philippines has shifted focus from asian games to fiba events, opting to shoot for the world champs and olympics. but I heard that qualifying for world champs would be like that of the fifa world cup with home and away formats so I guess asian games would gain more prestige if there would be no more fiba asia champs.

with asian games out of fiba jurisdiction, some players ineligible because of the citizenship before 16 years old rule would be allowed to play. I think it would be more exciting.

CKR13
08-08-2013, 04:09 PM
hahaha, must be the novelty thing. sick and tired of those, hehe.

hmmm... are you with the team? you certainly have a lot of up to date info on them.

so south korea prioritizes asian games.

philippines has shifted focus from asian games to fiba events, opting to shoot for the world champs and olympics. but I heard that qualifying for world champs would be like that of the fifa world cup with home and away formats so I guess asian games would gain more prestige if there would be no more fiba asia champs.

with asian games out of fiba jurisdiction, some players ineligible because of the citizenship before 16 years old rule would be allowed to play. I think it would be more exciting.

I just follow them on twitter. They tweet and post on facebook a lot when offcourt. Yes, the upcoming format for the next world cup qualifiers is modeled similar to the FIFA qualifications leg where inter-domestic regions play a progressive series unlike that of today's one tournament spanning a number of days.

From what I read, Korea will be tapping more into the college players when the new format rolls around due to the potential unavailability with the KBL players and in cases where teams maybe unwilling to lend players due to the conflict of schedules. It affects it seems all the countries with leagues that extends to months.

budz17
08-08-2013, 04:21 PM
how long does the korea league run? is it only one championship?

here in the philippines, the PBA runs for roughly 10 months with 3 championships. one is all filipino and then two import conferences.

CKR13
08-08-2013, 04:24 PM
KBL season is patterned like the NBA regular season where in the KBL, there 52 regular season games. Top six finishers advance into the playoffs.

budz17
08-08-2013, 04:33 PM
thanks. that's a lot of games.

reamily
08-08-2013, 04:36 PM
After we get to wbc if we get lucky this year, the chase of getting into outside of asian basketball would be over already.. Its time to really regain our Asian glory thru Asian Games..

lbj_19
08-08-2013, 04:52 PM
The new format in my opinion would only worsen the popularity of the game instead of promoting it. There would be less people be interested due to players being unavailable. It would also be hard to be a good team there since it would take a month or two to know who qualified. This is what they have been doing as well in the qualifers for the eurobasket.

I also think that this tournament should be the most important/prestigious for the countries since a good finish here would push you to the world stage. In football, its the opposite, countries use their young/junior teams during the olympics and use their senior teams during the world cup. Just check the 2012 olympics.

reamily
08-08-2013, 05:11 PM
Olympics and wbc should be the grand tournament for basketball..

In Asia should be the Asian Games..with schedule that would smack with the nba off season

CKR13
08-09-2013, 04:44 PM
Youngsters like Kim Jong-Kyu, Lee Jong-Hyun, Kim Min-Goo, Moon Seung-Gon and Choi Joon-Young find Jollibee very appetizing. Skinny guys like Min-Goo and Joon-Young sure can eat. Yang Dong-Geun is kill-joy, ordered from Pepper Steak-Lunch. Picture taken in Rockwell Powerplant Mall by Kim Seung-Hyun. :D

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/487902_376253809144048_1337407259_n.jpg

lbj_19
08-09-2013, 05:00 PM
Youngsters like Kim Jong-Kyu, Lee Jong-Hyun, Kim Min-Goo, Moon Seung-Gon and Choi Joon-Young find Jollibee very appetizing. Skinny guys like Min-Goo and Joon-Young sure can eat. Yang Dong-Geun is kill-joy, ordered from Pepper Steak-Lunch. Picture taken in Rockwell Powerplant Mall by Kim Seung-Hyun. :D

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/487902_376253809144048_1337407259_n.jpg

Glad they are liking Jollibee. And they also seem to like those coconut flavored drinks in the bottle

CKR13
08-10-2013, 03:32 PM
Yoo Jae-Hak with an interview with SBS-ESPN after the loss to the Philippines:

"They (Philippines) played better than us in the second half. They were making shot after shot and we lost our composure in the last three minutes."

Yoo said that they will give their all for their last game and a chance to make it to Spain.

neo
08-10-2013, 03:46 PM
Yoo Jae-Hak with an interview with SBS-ESPN after the loss to the Philippines:

"They (Philippines) played better than us in the second half. They were making shot after shot and we lost our composure in the last three minutes."

Yoo said that they will give their all for their last game and a chance to make it to Spain.

allow davis his pts and focus on d shooters and korea will join us in spain

budz17
08-10-2013, 03:57 PM
Yoo Jae-Hak with an interview with SBS-ESPN after the loss to the Philippines:

"They (Philippines) played better than us in the second half. They were making shot after shot and we lost our composure in the last three minutes."

Yoo said that they will give their all for their last game and a chance to make it to Spain.

Beautiful game that was. Each team was making big shot after big shot. that kim guy really was hurting us. we just had enough to win it in the end. young guys though for korea.

Props to Korea for this beautiful game.

RetiredJordanStopper
08-11-2013, 01:02 AM
So they value th pe Asian Games more than the Fiba Asia? Why is that so?

How important is the Asian Games to the Koreans? Well, Asian Games gold medalists will be exempted to enlist for the mandatory military tour of duty. FIBA continental titlists, i believe, are not exempted.

ak1105
08-11-2013, 01:50 AM
How important is the Asian Games to the Koreans? Well, Asian Games gold medalists will be exempted to enlist for the mandatory military tour of duty. FIBA continental titlists, i believe, are not exempted.

wow..i can't believe it..even with their football team going to world cup is lesser compared to winning in asian games?

lbj_19
08-11-2013, 01:54 AM
How important is the Asian Games to the Koreans? Well, Asian Games gold medalists will be exempted to enlist for the mandatory military tour of duty. FIBA continental titlists, i believe, are not exempted.

Oh ok. Here its a little different the past few years, before we do value the Asian games more but with the Sbp taking over the fiba qualifiers to the Olympics and World cup has been the more important tourney.

CKR13
08-11-2013, 02:50 AM
Team had a full breakfast and later it is a light practice. Their last game for this trip. Next year for the Asian games, some of the veterans like Kim Joo-Sung and Lee Seung-Jun may no longer be with the team. They have an upcoming generation.

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weward
08-11-2013, 04:01 AM
Team had a full breakfast and later it is a light practice. Their last game for this trip. Next year for the Asian games, some of the veterans like Kim Joo-Sung and Lee Seung-Jun may no longer be with the team. They have an upcoming generation.

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nice to see them still smiling. I guess they will have their revenge against another team. Iirc, Chot mentioned that he plans to play the FIBA ineligibles in the Asian Games. That was the time when he was mentioning about Jordan Clarkson and Stephen Holt.

CKR13
08-11-2013, 04:13 AM
Kim Min-Goo's performance is all over the papers in Korea. One commentator from SBS blurted Mr. Three and the name sticks for now. Korea finds itself a new hero and a building block for the future.

Kim has come a long way from being Mr. Slasher in Kyung-Hee. He is KBL ready now and is virtually a lock for the 2014 Asian games national team on which KBA plans to showcase its youth. 11 points per game in Manila off the bench.


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http://file.basketkorea.com/uploads/2013/08/CJG_7685.jpg

CKR13
08-11-2013, 04:16 AM
nice to see them still smiling. I guess they will have their revenge against another team. Iirc, Chot mentioned that he plans to play the FIBA ineligibles in the Asian Games. That was the time when he was mentioning about Jordan Clarkson and Stephen Holt.

That is good to hear. Philippines is also gearing up for 2015 FIBA Asia.

On Korea, Yoo Jae-Hak said that there was no shame in losing to the Philippines after the game and that lifted their spirits a bit.

bhinov
08-11-2013, 04:28 AM
Looking forward to the next FIBA Asia's and Asian Games, Korea's two promising bigmen-- Kim Jong Kyu and Lee Jeong Hyun, both talented, one is an athlete and one is a finesse player.

Their wingmen are also promising, lead by Min Goo and Sun Hyung.

CKR13
08-11-2013, 04:59 AM
Past two games highlights:


South Korea - Qatar Highlights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IvncOlVqN4


South Korea - Philippines Highlights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW-_G1AJKx8

lbj_19
08-11-2013, 05:10 AM
Team had a full breakfast and later it is a light practice. Their last game for this trip. Next year for the Asian games, some of the veterans like Kim Joo-Sung and Lee Seung-Jun may no longer be with the team. They have an upcoming generation.

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I assume they had a very good breakfast. That is at spiral at sofitel manila. Good food and resto to eat at. And good to see them in high spirits still. Hopefully they can get the job done against CT today. It would be a great experience for the young guys in this team to be able to play in the worlds.

CKR13
08-11-2013, 11:10 AM
Lee Seung-Jun was the first to yell "We're going to Spain!" As the clock signals the end. Congratulations to him and the South Korean team. They over-achieve given that even the federation expressed reservations for their chances in finishing the top three. Yoo Jae-Hak was even quoted that their chances was 50-50 and how happy he is from the post game interview to prove himself wrong.

As for the federation, the team delivered despite the sub-par preparations where the Jones Cup was their only real games heading into Manila. The team needs a bigger budget. But preparations and planning are underway for the 2014 Asian games.

Lee Seung-Jun's dream come true to finally play for Korea in the world cup. Their last was 1998 where Kim Joo-Sung was then the brightest prospect and he could suit up for one more run. I expect the team to get even younger.

CKR13
08-11-2013, 11:35 AM
Tomorrow, basketball gets a spotlight in the Korean press. Starting with Arirang TV tonight and Seoul TV Sports Weekend News.

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CKR13
08-11-2013, 01:31 PM
Congratulations to Kim Min-Goo as he was named into the best five.

CKR13
08-12-2013, 04:16 AM
Kim Min-Goo all over the papers again as well as the team getting some much needed recognition for punching a ticket to the world cup next year. For Kim, he follows on the long line for national team players who had established their reputation for FIBA Asia, even before being drafted in the KBL. Most recent was Oh Se-Keun back in 2009 and when he entered the league in 2011, he was already a built superstar.

Future holds bright for Min-Goo, who is surely included for the world cup and Asian games next year. When he enters the KBL, he will be battle ready.

neo
08-12-2013, 08:39 AM
Kim Min-Goo all over the papers again as well as the team getting some much needed recognition for punching a ticket to the world cup next year. For Kim, he follows on the long line for national team players who had established their reputation for FIBA Asia, even before being drafted in the KBL. Most recent was Oh Se-Keun back in 2009 and when he entered the league in 2011, he was already a built superstar.

Future holds bright for Min-Goo, who is surely included for the world cup and Asian games next year. When he enters the KBL, he will be battle ready.

Oh? the 6'7 power forward? will he be returning to d korean national team?

Silent Killer
08-12-2013, 08:47 AM
Team had a full breakfast and later it is a light practice. Their last game for this trip. Next year for the Asian games, some of the veterans like Kim Joo-Sung and Lee Seung-Jun may no longer be with the team. They have an upcoming generation.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/q71/s720x720/1000324_376848135751282_930919783_n.jpg

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Nice of them.. They deserve to qualify for spain..

CKR13
08-12-2013, 08:53 AM
Oh? the 6'7 power forward? will he be returning to d korean national team?

There is a chance for consideration as the latter is recovering from a plantar injury. Yoo Jae-Hak stated that Oh Se-Keun was badly missed, pointing towards Marc Pingris in astonishment during that game.

reamily
08-12-2013, 09:13 AM
Philippines has no answer for Ha Seung Jin and Oh Seung Keun manning the front.. thats whey we are greatly relieved when the two cannot joint the nt this year

CKR13
08-12-2013, 10:40 AM
The way I see it, Ha Seung-Jin could be called back after serving in the armed forces and if gets back his health and work on his conditioning, he could be back with the national team for 2015 but general perception in Korea states that he is done. While Oh Se-Keun will be on his prime years in 2015.

CKR13
08-12-2013, 11:00 AM
Masanggo's HS teammates Park Jong-Hyun and Yoon Sung-Won have attracted the attention of the KBA and rumor has it that they could be included in the 2014 Player pool next year. Masango will clash with Kyongbokgo HS, the former school of Lee Jong-Hyun featuring talents of Lee Min-Young, Ko Hang-Syeok and Ahn Yong-Jun.


Today: Park 40 points, 15 rebounds
http://www.kssbf.or.kr/pds/etimg/t1370953134.jpg


Today: Yoon 17 points, 17 rebounds
http://www.kssbf.or.kr/pds/etimg/t1361288773.jpg


This is how Lee Jong-Hyun was included in the pool for 2012.

CKR13
08-12-2013, 11:07 AM
National Team got a warm welcome in Korea.

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Dotch
08-12-2013, 04:49 PM
CKR13, whatever happened to former D-Leager Sung-Yoon-Bang and former teen sensation Choi Jin-Soo, formerly of University of Maryland? Why are they're not included in the 2013 South Korea NT?

CKR13
08-12-2013, 11:40 PM
Bang Sung-Yoon retired due to knee and ankle injuries back in the 2010-11 KBL Season. As for Choi Jin-Soo, he is now in the KBL, playing for Goyang. He was excluded due to a shoulder injury. Back in 2012, Choi was with the national team for the Venezuela olympic wildcards.

CKR13
08-13-2013, 01:53 AM
Kim Joo-Sung was interviewed by the press yesterday and stated that he is more than happy to suit up for the 2014 World Cup next year, thereby postponing his retirement. The same could be said Lee Seung-Jun who said that 2014 is his dream come true.

^^ Both have earned their stints for the worlds and it would be the proper send off for these veterans.

Meanwhile, Yoo Jae-Hak said in a similar interview that Kim Min-Goo was the revelation for the team. The next step for Min-Goo according to coach Yoo is that the latter needs to get stronger and further improve his conditioning.

CKR13
08-13-2013, 11:22 AM
8/16/2013 Kyung Hee University vs. Jeonju KCC Egis @ Korea Basketball Showcase 2013

Headline is Kim Min-Goo vs. Kang Byung-Hyun. It's Korea's current IT player against KBL superstar Kang Byung-Hyun. Min-Goo's earlier slashing days has drawn comparisons to Kang, but in my opinion, Kim shoots better at this point.

No Ha Seung-Jin for KCC so Kim Jong-Kyu does not have a tough match up. It would have been good though.

http://www.kbl.or.kr/upfiles/content/gm2.jpg

Dotch
08-13-2013, 03:08 PM
Bang Sung-Yoon retired due to knee and ankle injuries back in the 2010-11 KBL Season. As for Choi Jin-Soo, he is now in the KBL, playing for Goyang. He was excluded due to a shoulder injury. Back in 2012, Choi was with the national team for the Venezuela olympic wildcards.

Thanks CKR, so surprised to hear about Bang , (even if it happened 3 years ago).

much respect to Bang.

budz17
08-13-2013, 03:45 PM
There is a chance for consideration as the latter is recovering from a plantar injury. Yoo Jae-Hak stated that Oh Se-Keun was badly missed, pointing towards Marc Pingris in astonishment during that game.

would have been a great match up. I would'nt count out ping in this match up. I've seen him go against big imports in the pba and he won't back down easily.

Toks
08-13-2013, 09:57 PM
Pingris is "one tough cookie" as one of the BTV commentators said. Pingris was a bit in pain in the game but he didn't want to be benched unlike some PBA players.

He isn't exceptionally talented, IMO but he is VERY determined. Must be the French in him. LOL

Ador Cruzado
08-14-2013, 07:54 AM
would have been a great match up. I would'nt count out ping in this match up. I've seen him go against big imports in the pba and he won't back down easily.

Oh was destroyed by a tired Kelly Williams. What makes people think that Oh can outplay Pingris. A healthy well prepared pingris destroyed Jackson Vroman single-handedly.

reamily
08-14-2013, 09:14 AM
Oh was destroyed by a tired Kelly Williams. What makes people think that Oh can outplay Pingris. A healthy well prepared pingris destroyed Jackson Vroman single-handedly.

But beaten by Oishin Sahakian..depends on the matchups.. Kelly almost settled the score with Oh in 2011 after another career game against us in 2010 Asiad:cool:

interxavierxxx
08-14-2013, 10:08 AM
Kim Joo-Sung was interviewed by the press yesterday and stated that he is more than happy to suit up for the 2014 World Cup next year, thereby postponing his retirement. The same could be said Lee Seung-Jun who said that 2014 is his dream come true.

^^ Both have earned their stints for the worlds and it would be the proper send off for these veterans.

Meanwhile, Yoo Jae-Hak said in a similar interview that Kim Min-Goo was the revelation for the team. The next step for Min-Goo according to coach Yoo is that the latter needs to get stronger and further improve his conditioning.

It would be the perfect ending to Kim Joo-Sung and Lee Seung-Jun's NT duties. Korea has not participated in any major world event for quite a while besides the Olympic world qualifiers in 2008 and 2012, so this is their one last chance to be there. Hoping to see Oh Se-Keun next year as well as he is a vital component of their front-line.

CKR13
08-14-2013, 11:34 AM
Korean Basketball League governor Han Seong-Yo lauded the efforts and accomplishment of the national team. He reiterated that the KBL throws its full support for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, 2014 Asian Games and the 2015 FIBA Asia tournament.

CKR13
08-14-2013, 11:54 AM
National team disbands for now and the named players could get together again next year when the pool is drawn up after the 2013-2014 KBL Season. The youngsters would get together and practice as a unit for the East Asian games.

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Photo was taken at the launch of the 2013 Korean Basketball Showcase.

Lee Jong-Hyun and Moon Seung-Gon = Will return to Korea University armed withe experience.

Kim Jong-Kyu and Kim Min-Goo = Will return and play for Kyung-Hee. They will be among the top picks in the KBL draft.

Kim Joo-Sung and Lee Seung-Jun = Plans to get healthy and go for their own championship run under Lee Chung-Hee.

Yoon Ho-Young = Will serve his remaining units with the armed forces and play for Sangmoo. Will return to Wonju Dongbu Promy February next year.

Choi Joon-Young = Will play for Yonsei. I expect him to have a good season.

Kim Sun-Hyung = He said that SK will return to the finals next year as they welcomed Park Seung-Ri aka David Michaels who will be Korea's naturalized player in 2015.


Cho Sung-Min = He asked for some time off after the tourney and will be going back for Busan Sonicbook KT.

Yang Dong-Geun = Alongside head coach Yoo Jae-Hak, preparing for their title defense.

Kim Tae-Sol = Skipper for Anyang KGC. Oh Se-Keun and Yang Hee-Jong are healthy again and KGC will be strong this season.

reamily
08-14-2013, 09:15 PM
So 6 players of the nt are at most college players and even one is just an incoming freshman?..

So our win against them is not just "Puso" it should have been "Pride"..

CKR13
08-16-2013, 02:38 AM
Legend Seo Jang-Hoon congratulated the national team for reaching the World Cup next year. He stated that his 1998 team featured established veterans and pointed to Kim Joo-Sung as Korea's future back then. Seo added that the world competition from 1998 to present day has significantly improved and challenged the young players to get the most out of it.

CKR13
08-18-2013, 01:18 PM
Houston Rocket star Dwight Howard, who is currently in South Korea for his ADIDAS promotion tour congratulated the Korean national team for qualifying for next year's World Cup in Spain.

Howard said that when Team USA faced Korea prior to the 2006 FIBA World Championships, he found them as a "spirited squad" and remembers his match-up with Ha Seung-Jin.

Howard said in a closing gesture that "Yeah, I'll see you soon hopefully" when a reported asked about what how will South Korea fare against Team USA if they played again.

Howard will meet fellow ADIDAS endorsers Kim Jong-Kyu, Kim Min-Goo and Doo Kyun-Min from Kyung-Hee university.

http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/brq9h66FWcVeUm0P.XDMgA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD0zNDQ7cT04NTt3PTUxMg--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/gettyimages.com/dwight-howard-autograph-session-seoul-20130817-101005-102.jpg

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I remember Howard swatting the three point attempt of Lee Kyu-Sup from the corner. Out of that 2006 Korea team, Yang Dong-Geun and Kim Joo-Sung were a part of the 2013 Korean team in FIBA Asia Manila. Ha Seung-Jin, Yang Hee-Jong and Choi Jin-Soo are currently inactive.

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When Howard said I'll see you soon, does that mean he will suit up for Team USA next year? :D

CKR13
08-25-2013, 11:56 AM
Brookly Nets star Brook Lopez watched the KBLU All-Star game that featured the collegiate stars. Brook was asked by a reporter on who will he have trouble matching up against. In defense, Lopez pointed to #11 of the blue team (Kim Jong-Kyu) and in offense, Lopez pointed to #14 of the white team (Lee Jong-Hyun).

Lopez pointed to #11 that the bigman is very mobile and cannot be left alone in the perimeter while also pointing to #14 that the latter's wingspan can surprise even NBA bigmen.

Another reporter asked if Lopez is willing to play for Team USA next year and perhaps meet South Korea, Lopez said with a smile that he is interested.


http://cdn3.sbnation.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/18344261/brook_lopez_in_hanbok.0_standard_352.0.jpg

reamily
08-25-2013, 01:26 PM
Choi Jin Soo has been solid in KBL but can he be a good fit to the ntional team? As he may share playing time with Cho Sung Min, Yoon Ho Young, Yang Hee Jong when he returns at the 3 spot..I see him an asset against teams outside Asia(as guys like Yang would not be enough to stop other teams wing men)..

Jong Kyu, Min Goo and Jong Hyun are a given to be in Korea's team A but the rest should be consists of KBL guys...

CKR13
08-25-2013, 02:33 PM
Choi Jin Soo has been solid in KBL but can he be a good fit to the ntional team? As he may share playing time with Cho Sung Min, Yoon Ho Young, Yang Hee Jong when he returns at the 3 spot..I see him an asset against teams outside Asia(as guys like Yang would not be enough to stop other teams wing men)..

Jong Kyu, Min Goo and Jong Hyun are a given to be in Korea's team A but the rest should be consists of KBL guys...

Choi Jin-Soo had a good rookie year, but slightly regressed for his sophomore season where his FG% dipped despite him playing near to the basket compared to his perimeter oriented rookie season. His 3pt% dipped even when he took less shots.

How can Choi Jin-Soo, be an asset against teams outside of Asia when his lateral movement and overall defense is exposed in the KBL? His wingspan works against him as he gets called for a lot of clothesline fouls.

Kim Jong-Kyu and Kim Min-Goo will be in the KBL next year while Lee Jong-Hyun and his KU buddies are two - three years away. Choi Joon-Young, Kang Sang-Jae and Choi Hyun-Min are the future SF tiers of South Korea.

CKR13
08-30-2013, 02:35 AM
South Korea National Team 2013 East Asian Games

Head coach: Choi Bo-Young

Guards:

Park Chan-Hee (Military Sports Team)
Park Jae-Hyun (Korea University)
Kim Min-Goo (Kyung Hee University)
Doo Kyun-Min (Kyung Hee University)

Forwards:

Yoon Ho-Young (Military Sports Team)
Hur Il-Young (Military Sports Team)
Lee Jung-Hyun (Military Sports Team)
Choi Joon-Young (Yonsei University)
Lee Seung-Hyun (Korea University)

Centers:

Kim Jong-Kyu (Kyung Hee University)
Lee Jong-Hyun (Korea University)
Kim Jun-Il (Yonsei University)


Training will start September 11. This is the exact team that won the EABA Championships 2013.

CKR13
09-01-2013, 03:19 AM
The president of the Korean Basketball Association, Mr Pang Hyeol stated in an interview with the press that the national team will have a naturalized player for next year's FIBA World Cup and the 2014 Asian Games.

Although names are not given, press assumes that Lee Seung-Jun will be the naturalized player for next year's world cup. But for the 2014 Asian games on Incheon, it draws a blank. Although there are a lot of discussions about Goyang's Leon Williams to claim his Korean citizenship before next year's Asian games. Then there is also the name of SK Knight's Park Sung-Ri for consideration, but it remains to be seen whether Park is as good as Moon Tae-Jong or Moon Tae-Young. Leon Williams has the height of a power forward but plays like a traditional center with some decent perimeter shooting. Lee Seung-Jun is still viable for the Asian games next year, as the World Cup and Asian Games are just weeks apart.

CKR13
09-06-2013, 01:54 AM
Cho Sung-Min was interviewed by Chosun Ilbo and he stated that keeping healthy as well as winning with Sonicboom KT is his priority for this season. Cho also mentioned that he is looking forward to next year's 2014 World Cup with the national team.

Cho has been working out and losing weight to be injury free for this season and next year.

CKR13
09-06-2013, 07:44 AM
Head coach Choi Bo-Young has expressed concern in regards with not only Kyung-Hee's trio, but also the other collegiate players in the East Asian games national team. Choi stated that aside from the set practices with the national team, college players have to practice, play in the university league and champions' league with their respective collegiate teams. Then there are the studies of each players.


Ironically, the veterans of Sang-Moo Phoenix have a more workable schedule compared to the young ones. I remember Lee Jong-Hyun hospitalized for a week due to exhaustion in late June as he was playing in the university league, practicing with the U19 national team and the senior national team.

CKR13
09-07-2013, 01:02 PM
Choi Joon-Young is already showing remarkable improvement in the current season with Yonsei. His U19 and FIBA Asia stint got him the confidence and some lessons on how to utilize height over small players out in the wing was evident in the game against Korea University.

Come the East Asian games, I look for Choi to have an expanded role. With the exact team in the EABA tournament, Choi played sparingly due to injury and inexperience.