The Korean women’s basketball team, participating in the 2023 FIBA Women’s Basketball Asia Cup, departed for Sydney, Australia, on the 22nd. The goal is to reach at least the semifinals and secure a ticket to the final Olympic qualifiers.바카라
Jeong Seon-min, head coach of the Korean women’s basketball team, said, “After going to training camp in Latvia, this week we conducted this exercise according to the local game time (10:00 a.m.). At first, the players were worried and wandered as they could not adapt to the morning training. There was, but I recovered quickly and finished training well,” he explained of the preparation process for the final tournament of the national team.
Coach Jeong Seon-min said, “No matter how well you prepare, in the end, the homework is how well you fight and overcome your opponent in real combat. I had to leave,” he said.
Korea was placed in Group A along with China, New Zealand and Lebanon.
It is important to secure at least 2nd place to gain an advantage in advancing to the semifinals. As a result, the match against New Zealand, the first opponent, is likely to be a watershed.
New Zealand, which did not show up in recent international competitions, has announced a tournament roster that includes many young players. By conducting closed-door training several times, he refined the power accumulated in the veil. Korea is in a situation where it has to go to the game without securing proper information about New Zealand players.
Coach Jeong said, “Two years ago, during the Asian Cup in Jordan, there was a variable called Corona 19, and there was a part where New Zealand barely trained and played the game, so we were lucky. I heard that New Zealand has been preparing a lot, and European countries We also had a lot of evaluation matches with the team. When we are ready, our confidence rises, so New Zealand must be in a very good mood right now.”
The key to Korea is Park Ji-soo, who has returned to the national team.
Coach Jeong Seon-min said, “We are also starting a generational change, and the young players are gaining experience little by little, and we can’t lose to our opponents in terms of confidence. Also, (Park) Ji-soo is going to the Asian Cup together after a long time, and in the end, how good Ji-soo is in New Zealand The key will be whether or not he can fight against him. He is a player whose combat power will definitely change once he enters the game, so there are definitely expectations. The first quarter against New Zealand will be important, and it will be important to quickly respond to the variables that arise at that time.” pointed out
At the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup held in September last year, Korea competed without Park Ji-soo. Korea, who recorded 1 win and 4 losses in the group stage, failed to advance to the quarterfinals and finished in 10th place.
At that time, the main weapon of our national team was the 3-point shot. In 5 games, they attempted 28.4 3-pointers per game, making it the team with the most average 3-pointers attempted along with Japan.
Accuracy was also high. He succeeded 9.8 per game, showing a success rate of 34.5%. It was 5th out of 12 teams and showed a much more accurate perimeter hit rate than Japan (26.8%), which won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics with explosive perimeters. Park Ji-soo joined, but the importance of the outskirts is still the same this time.
Coach Jeong Seon-min said, “Traditionally, we have no choice but to take the basketball that is released from the outside, so a 3-point shot must explode. It’s icing on the cake if everything breaks out, but we have to take outside basketball while using Park Ji-soo’s inside.”
Therefore, “We are demanding more scoring ability from Kang Iseul, Park Ji-hyun, Lee So-hee, and Shin Ji-hyun. As there is no Park Hye-jin, Shin Ji-hyun and Lee So-hee must share the points that Park Hye-jin scored. I wanted them to play that role during the training process, and the players I think I know it well,” he said.
The national team will play against New Zealand on the first day of the tournament (26th) and meet Lebanon the next day. On the 28th, the last day of the group stage, we will have a match against China, the strongest player in Group A and a candidate for the championship.
Coach Jeong Seon-min said, “It is important to beat New Zealand and Lebanon. In the process, we have to look at Park Ji-soo’s condition. Looking at the composition, physical strength, and schedule, it’s not a situation where I can put all my energy into every game, so I’ll do my best to coordinate these things well to achieve good results.”