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    Default 2008 Korea NT for Olympics Qualifier

    Training Camp Roster

    PG
    Joo Hee Jung 1977 182cm
    Kim Seung Hyun 1978 178cm
    Yang Dong Geun 1980 181cm
    Kim Tae Sul 1984 180cm
    Park Yoo Min 1988 185cm
    SG
    Chun Jeong Kyu 1983 189cm
    Kang Byung Hyun 1985 192cm
    Yang Hee Jong 1984 195cm
    Jung Young Jae 1984 188cm
    SF
    Lee Kyu Sup 1977 198cm
    Bang Sung Yoon 1982 195cm
    Yoon Ho Young 1984 196cm
    Cha Jae Young 1983 194cm
    Kim Dong Wook 1980 198cm
    PF
    Daniel Sandrin (Lee Dong Jun) 1980 200cm
    Julian Kim (Kim Min Soo) 1982 202cm
    Kim Joo Sung 1979 205cm
    C
    Oh Sang Joon 1988 202cm
    Ha Seung Jin 1984 223cm
    Song Chang Moo 1982 207cm

    Much younger team than before. 1/3 did not even have any KBL experience (recently drafted or still in college). American based teenager Kim Jin Soo however, is conspicuously absent after making the team in 2006 and 2007, as he's focusing on the NCAA.
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    Still no sign of Eric Sandrin? Any news if he ever plans to play for Korea?

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    itis difficult

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butata
    Still no sign of Eric Sandrin? Any news if he ever plans to play for Korea?
    I think Eric Sandrin will not play for Korean NT. He played KBL(Korean Basketball League) last season, and has bad some bad relation with his team.

    and Kim Jin-Soo had shoulder surgery.

    and Bang Sung-Yoon will not play for NT again. He had surgery.

    Kim Dong Woo(1980, 198, not a Dong Wook) serves army service. so he can't join NT.

    and Lee Gyu Sup may not join NT.

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    Final 12 men roster:
    Joo Hee Jung 1977 182cm
    Kim Tae Sul 1984 180cm
    Chun Jeong Kyu 1983 189cm
    Kang Byung Hyun 1985 192cm
    Lee Kwang Jae 1984 188cm (not in training camp)
    Jung Young Jae 1984 188cm
    Yang Hee Jong 1984 195cm
    Yoon Ho Young 1984 196cm
    Julian Kim (Kim Min Soo) 1982 202cm
    Kim Joo Sung 1979 205cm
    Oh Sang Joon 1988 202cm
    Ha Seung Jin 1985 223cm
    Mostly unknown players. Only famous players are post players Julian Kim (an athletic Argentinian-Korean), Kim Joo Sung (athletic and skilled veteran who was invited to Raptors Summer League team last year but was injured, MVP in KBL this year) and Ha Seung Jin (ex-NBA benchwarmer). The oldest player Joo really has never played for the NT that much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinobball
    Only famous players are post players Julian Kim (an athletic Argentinian-Korean)
    Really? I can't even recall any info about him, first time i hear. Was he born in Argentina?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alermac
    Was he born in Argentina?
    I think so. He did not go to Korea until college.

    http://forums.interbasket.net/showpo...7&postcount=55
    I wonder who his "famous basketball player" Argentine father was.


    Here's a mix of him in 2006, when he was still in college (old college player ) playing for Korean NT vs the likes of Turkey, USA etc. He's not one of the best players in Asia but is definitely one of the better Korean players.
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    I'm looking for a Korean basket "specialist", who could give me some informations and comments about Men and/or Women National Teams.
    Thanks to contact me (my email is available) if you have a little time for me.

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    Interesting... Korea to play the ball through Ha and Kim J.S. rather than shooting their patented 3 pointers.
    http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news...136_25267.html
    South Korea Faces Uphill Climb for Olympic Ticket

    By Kang Seung-woo
    Staff Reporter

    A 3-pointer is the favorite option in the offensive repertoire of the South Korean men's basketball team in international competitions.

    But the lethal weapon, which has been a big threat to opposing teams, might not be found at the Beijing Olympics qualifying tournament thanks to the arrival of big men Kim Joo-sung and Ha Seung-jin.

    Kim, who stands 2.05 meters tall, and the 2.25-meter Ha joined their first national team training session Monday, and they spent most of the time practicing low post plays.

    ``We are focusing on high-percentage shots,'' national team coach Kim Nam-ki said. ``Rather than a 3-pointer, we will pass the ball to the front court to score down low and also try to add points on fast breaks.''

    South Korea has heavily depended on long-range shots due to a lack of skilled low post players, and as a result, it has not qualified for the Olympics since the Atlanta Games in 1996.

    Kim, a Dongbu Promy power forward who led the Wonju-based team to the Korean Basketball League (KBL) championship this past season, is considered the best multifaceted player in the domestic league. The 28-year-old can play in the small and power forward positions as well as center.

    ``People around me say it is less possible for South Korea to get qualified for the Olympics,'' Kim said.

    ``But I cannot agreed with them and will play for an appearance to the last.''

    Former Portland Trail Blazer Ha is also determined on seeking an Olympic berth.

    Before reporting to training, Ha, the 2008 KBL draft's No. 1 overall pick by the KCC Egis, underwent conditioning programs to strengthen his stamina.

    He has not been in action since 2006, when he last played for the Anaheim Arsenals of the National Basketball Development League (NBDL) in 2006.

    Despite being absent from the game for a long time, Ha showed he is already game fit during the practice. His trainer said his conditioning is much better than last year at the Asian Championships, where South Korea finished third and his shooting touch is unbelievable.

    ``I am in good shape,'' Ha said. ``I will play hard to get a satisfactory achievement.''
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    nice to see korea playing really well, despite the losses in the qualifying tournament they lose only by a small margin which is a good sign. especially when some of the notable names are missing in the national team such as Bang sung yoon, Kim jin soo, and Kim dong woo

    btw, where is daniel Sandrin? was he taken out of the team? or is he injured. i wasnt impressed at his performance in the jones cup and fiba asia championship last year. is he really that bad?

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