I want to be the only player in Korea whose name comes to mind.”
Sam started the tournament with an 86-71 victory over Myung Ji-joong in Group B of the Seoul Gyeongin Gangwon 2023 Korea High School Basketball Weekend League on Tuesday at Gyeongbok High School Gymnasium.
Sam Seon-joong, who has won the Spring Federation, Association and Boys’ Championships this year, struggled against Myung Ji-joong. The score was tied midway through the third quarter. It was an uncharacteristic performance for Samsunjung, which has averaged 98.4 points and allowed 57.1 points in 16 games this year, with a scoring margin of 41.3 points.
Still, it was the same team that won three championships. When it mattered, they were focused. They used their defense to build a double-digit lead and pull away for the win.
The player who stood out the most in this game was Yoon Ji-hoon (183 cm, G). Yoon finished with a game-high 41 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, and four steals to lead his team to victory.
After the win, Yoon said, “My shots weren’t falling. They kept falling in the first half. I couldn’t defend and rebound,” he said, explaining the reason for the hard-fought victory. “When we played zone defense, I was double-teamed, but after the steal, my shots went in and we made up the difference,” he said.
Coach Han Kyu-hyun said, “We had a lot of rest after the last boys’ tournament. There were also a lot of school events, so we trained for about two days,먹튀검증 but we didn’t train much.” “It’s not that they can’t play, but they have a lot of energy and skill, so they are not a team to be taken lightly,” he said, explaining why they struggled.
When asked how he spent his time after the Boys’ Championships, Yoon said, “I took a vacation and started working out a week ago. On Thursday, I took a break from training because there was an event for the teams that competed in the Boys’ Championships. So I didn’t get to train much.”
When asked if he scored a lot of goals, Yoon said, “My shots didn’t go in from close range. My opponent was short, so I took advantage of that and tried to make a lot of shots,” he said of his 41 points.
Samsunjung is the strongest team in the men’s secondary division. When asked about his mindset for the tournament, Yoon said, “I set a goal and try to meet it by working hard.” “I count points as 1, rebounds and assists as 2, and the sum of them is over 50,” he said.
In this game, he achieved his goal as he scored 76.
Out of the 16 games Yoon has played this year, he has surpassed 50 in nine of them. His highest was 86 (36 points, 12 rebounds, 13 assists) in the championship final, and his lowest was 30 (8 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists) in the boys’ final.
Applying the above formula to the Spring League and Association Championship averages, we get 54.2 and 55.6, respectively. In the Boys’ National Championships, where he played less minutes, it was 41.0. The 16-game average is 51.5.
To build on this, Yoon needs to be more accurate with his shot attempts and pay more attention to rebounds and assists without being too eager to score.
“I need to work on my dribbling, look ahead when I receive a pass, pass quickly to my teammates when they have a chance, and improve my three-point shooting ability,” he said. “I want to be the only player in Korea whose name comes to mind, and to do that, I need to make all my shots go in.”
Yoon averaged 20.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 9.9 assists, 4.0 steals and 1.1 3-pointers in 16 games across three tournaments this year.