“I’m very disappointed” Jung Joo-young on his year-long wait
There was a deep sense of disappointment on Jeong Joo-young’s face after the practical test.
스포츠토토The 2023 KBL Domestic Rookie Draft was held at the Goyang General Gymnasium Auxiliary Stadium on April 4. Among the 10 participants, three former members of the association stood out.
In particular, Red Team’s Jeong Ju-young and Kim Geun-hyun, who had the bitter taste of going undrafted in the last draft, stood out from the crowd with their distinctive looks. They stood out for their fundamentals based on a stable stance and their ability to run the game based on their years of experience.
After the game, Jeong Joo-young, who led the Red Team, summarized the practical test by saying, “It was definitely different when I played as a player and when I played as a regular person.” In the past, it felt like a script, but today I had to make it up as I went along.
For the entire 40 minutes, Jeong led the public and pointed out the details of their movements, constantly exchanging stories and showing off his former Sangmyung University field commander persona.
“Today, the only player on the red team was (Kim) Geun-hyun’s older brother. I think he thought it was better to focus on scoring, so I took the lead.”
Jung’s strengths include solid defense backed by natural physicality. He also has a knack for setting up his teammates, averaging more than seven assists in the college league. However, his three-point shot still holds him back.
Despite constantly working on his three-point shot and moving shots, on this day, Jeong was more busy organizing the game and setting up his teammates than attacking. With many professional observers in attendance, she will be disappointed that she was unable to show that her weaknesses have been improved from last year.
“I thought that if I had a chance, I should throw it. But my teammates’ shots stood out more than mine. I kept reminding myself to shoot, but my old habits came out. I’m sorry it didn’t work out as I thought it would.”
Jung has been playing practice games with his former college team, Sangmyung University, since July. It was definitely a good opportunity for her to get a feel for the game and work on her invisible weaknesses.
“The coach told me to show what I’m good at as much as possible, so I paid a lot of attention to my fastball and defense, and I think that’s why I looked so good in the practice games,” she said.
“I also lost a lot of weight from last year. But to be honest, my physical condition is better than last year. However, I’m sure it will get better because I’ve been working out regularly. I’ve increased the amount of exercise I do,” he said, explaining his physical condition.
In the professional world, specialists like Oh Jae-hyun and Shin Myung-ho, who are very good at defense, also enjoy a lot of playing time. If they can also attack well, it’s a plus. Jung Sung-woo, a senior at Sangmyung University who currently plays for Suwon KT, is a prime example. Jung Joo-young also dreams of playing like him.
“I used to like Kim Tae-sul. I think he’s the only one I can realistically play like. I don’t want to play like him.”
Finally, he said, “There were a lot of things I didn’t show. I didn’t have a good defense or offense because I was playing with people who didn’t know me. There were limitations,” he concluded the interview.
There was a deep sense of disappointment on Jeong Joo-young’s face after the practical test. 스포츠토토The 2023 KBL Domestic Rookie Draft was held at the Goyang General Gymnasium Auxiliary Stadium on April 4. Among the 10 participants, three former members of the association stood out. In particular, Red Team’s Jeong Ju-young and Kim Geun-hyun, who…