What kind of foreign player is KT’s new coach Song Young-jin looking for?

 KT coach Song Young-jin is looking for the right person to match with domestic players.

Yonsei University won 72-57 in the face-to-face match between Yonsei University and Chung-Ang University held at the Yonsei University Sinchon Campus Gymnasium on the 2nd. Yonsei University won eight consecutive victories.

On this day, Yonsei University Gymnasium was so hot that many spectators were sweating. In the crowd, we could see Song Young-jin, who was appointed as the new head coach of Suwon KT last month.

Director Song Young-jin, a graduate of Chung-Ang University, gained fame as a ‘twin tower’ with coach Kim Joo-seong (now Wonju DB) during college and opened the era of invincible Chung-Ang University. After his player retirement, he took over as Yonsei University coach and led Yonsei University with coach Eun Hee-seok (now Samsung). Both teams have a relationship with manager Song Young-jin.

Coach Song Young-jin said, “I came to see the game to say hello and see the players. He is making efforts to form a coaching staff and select good foreign players. He plans to go to Japan to see foreign players the day after tomorrow,” he said.

In the middle of this season, KT left a regret in recruiting foreign players, such as exhausting all foreign player replacement cards at once. Coach Song Young-jin, preparing for the new season, is carefully looking for the right person to match with domestic players.

Manager Song Young-jin said, “The first is a player who can play 4 or 5 times. It should be spaced so that (Ha) Yoongi can move smoothly. Since last season’s scoring ability was not good, (Ha) Yoon-gi and (Lee) Doo-won are placed in the 4th and 5th positions, and we are also considering players who will be responsible for scoring. We are also looking for a player who can play outside and score a goal if he catches it.”ㅋㅋㅋ벳

This season, Ha Yun-ki, after two seasons of his debut, equipped with a mid-range jumper and scored the most points in the team, excluding foreign players. He averaged 29 minutes and 45 seconds per game, averaging 15.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists. Due to his high growth, he was awarded the regular league skill development award and the 5th defensive girl. In order for KT to look at a higher place, it is necessary to use Ha Yoon-gi efficiently and appoint a foreign player who works well with Ha Yoon-ki. There is also 204.4cm Lee Doo-won, who was selected as the second pick in the 2023 KBL rookie draft.

Manager Song Young-jin said, “Yoongi is a very talented player, and Doo-won is also a player with a lot of potential. We need foreign player resources that can make the most of these two talented players.”

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