Yang Hong-seok tries to win 3-on-3 in Jakarta-Palembang and 5-on-5 in Hangzhou
Former team mentor helps him cope with the stress of playing alone
“I’ve recovered from my knee and ankle injuries, so I’m working on my 3-point shooting every day”
The league’s tallest forward, Yang Hong-seok, has been called up by national men’s basketball coach Chu Il-seung to join the 2023 Asian Games squad as a substitute. Yang, who won a silver medal in 3-on-3 basketball at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, 스포츠토토 will be looking to defend his gold medal in 5-on-5 basketball.
Yang Hong-seok (26-LG) won a silver medal in 3-on-3 basketball at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. Five years later, he will go for gold in 5-on-5 basketball at the Hangzhou Asian Games. If Yang brings home a medal of any color from Hangzhou, he will become the first athlete in Asian Games history to win medals in both 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 basketball.
Yang Hong-seok was not on the initial roster of the Hangzhou Asian Games 5-on-5 basketball team announced by the Korean Basketball Association (KBA), but he took his place after Moon Sung-gon (30-KT) withdrew due to an ankle injury on March 22. In the professional basketball free agency (FA) market, KT filled the void left by Yang’s departure to LG with Moon Sung-gon, but the situation was reversed for the national team.
“I’m very grateful for the call-up,” Yang said at LG Champions Park in Icheon, South Korea. I wasn’t expecting it (to make the national team) because I was out of form. Especially with Sung-gon replacing my brother, I won’t let you down.”
South Korean men’s basketball player Yang Hong-seok prepares to shoot at the LG Champions Park in Icheon, Gyeonggi, South Korea, the training center of his team LG. Yang, who won a silver medal in 3-on-3 basketball at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, will try to win a gold medal in 5-on-5 basketball at the Hangzhou Asian Games, which begin on Wednesday.
“He hasn’t been able to perform well in the national team. Some people might think, ‘That’s just the way he is. 토토 Now I’ve improved my form and I’m full of confidence. The Asian Games is a big event for all athletes, not just basketball. I want to be 100 percent and prove (my skills) once again.”
Chu Il-seung, who is at the helm of the men’s basketball team, is known for his “tough basketball” style of play that utilizes his long forwards. One of those long forwards, Yang Hong-seok (195 centimeters), is no stranger to Chu’s style, having been named to the “Chu Il-seung Ho” team at last year’s FIBA Asia Cup. “When I saw him play last season, I felt that he had grown from the Asia Cup,” Chu said.
For Yang Hong-seok, last season is more of a memory he’d rather forget. His former team, KT, was one of the favorites going into the tournament, but ended up finishing eighth out of 10 teams. As the highest paid player on the team (500 million won at the time), Yang Hong-seok had to deal with a lot of stress throughout the season, thinking that the team’s performance was not good enough because he was not good enough.
Yang Hong-seok, a 6-foot-5 forward, fits the color scheme of South Korean men’s national basketball coach Chu Il-seung, who likes to play “tough basketball” with long forwards.
One of the people who helped Yang Hong-seok was KT’s “mental doctor,” Dr. Kang Kyung-du. Dr. Kang told Yang, “If you show dissatisfaction on the court, it’s not just you who falters, but the team falters, and it hurts others. You have to overcome that to become a good leader.” Dr. Kang was very bitter.
“Dr. Kang is a team doctor, not an individual, so he has a broad view. He said, ‘I can give you candy, but you have to think coldly.’ That’s why I like him more. I’m usually not very good at talking when I’m in pain, and I tend to keep to myself, but with Dr. Yang, I open up more,” he laughed.
Yang Hong-seok continued, “I was told that I was a good player since high school (Busan Jungang High School) and was selected for the national team in college (Chung-Ang University). Even when I came to the pros, I improved every season, but at some point, I felt stagnant. “My knees and ankles, which were bothering me last season, are all fine now. I’m also working on my three-point shooting every day. 스포츠토토링크 You can look forward to this time.”