Yonsei University easily won against Konkuk University in the opening game of the league. On this day, coach Yun Ho-jin won his first thrilling victory as a coach.
Yonsei University, led by coach Yun Ho-jin, won the 2023 KUSF College Basketball U-League Konkuk University 94-67 at the Yonsei University Gymnasium on the 15th.
All the players in the entry performed evenly so that it was impossible to pick a best player. Captain Yoo Sang-sang (16 points) took the lead in scoring in the first half, and freshman Lee Joo-young (15 points, 5 rebounds) dominated the court after the second quarter. In addition to this, sophomore Lee Min-seo (10 points) and Class of 22 Twin Towers Kim Bo-bae (12 points) and Lee Gyu-tae (11 points) each scored in double digits.
Coach Yun Ho-jin, whom we met after the game, said, “Except for the main axis, Yugi-sang, all players were in lower grades. Lee Min-seo also had his first game (albeit in his sophomore year). At first, everyone was nervous and stuttered. He went up one by one from defense and rebounding, and the players’ bodies were relaxed and their vision was opened.”
Among college clubs, Yonsei University was evaluated as the most successful in selecting newcomers. It is thanks to Lee Joo-young and Lee Chae-hyung, who won the U18 Asian Cup for the first time in 22 years, joining as freshmen. As if to prove the evaluation, coach Yun Ho-jin employed selected players, including freshmen. In the third quarter, when the score difference was around 30 points, the court was filled with five freshmen (Lee Hae-sol, Lee Ju-young, Lee Chae-hyung, Hong Sang-min, and Kang Ji-hoon).
Regarding the wide range of player replacements, coach Ho-jin Yun said, “I have seen how hard each player practiced. I was confident (in the players’ skills). He took a wide range of replacements to not be intimidated. Fortunately, each player who entered did a good job.” 토토사이트
In the 2022 college league, Yonsei University’s sixth men (Choi Hyung-chan, Kim Do-wan, and Kang Jae-min) brilliantly filled the position after Yang Jun-seok and Lee Min-seo’s injury left Yonsei University. However, the three did not have many chances that day.
When I asked coach Ho-jin Yun about their appointment plan, he sighed apologetically. “In a little while (three people) will join the U19 national team. They have shown me something so far, so I have faith in them too. I think he will do his part whenever and wherever he comes in. Today (15th), Hyungchan Choi also played a role at the end of the game. Kim Do-wan is very useful when the opposing team’s guard is fast or press defense is attached.”
Finally, when asked about his plans for this season, he said, “As many people are available, I get stressed out. I need to motivate the players, so I think we need to time the inputs well for each game. Since last year, I have been watching only the current game. Thank you for trusting me, who is lacking in players.”