“I’ll do my best in any position” at the Hangzhou Asian Games in September
After hitting a long three-pointer to lead Korea to victory in the men’s basketball national team trials against Japan, Jeon Sung-hyun (Sono) said he was “relieved (to have his team issues resolved)” and explained the impetus behind his strong performance.
Jeon scored 14 points, including four 3-pointers, against Japan at the KB Home Bank Invitational 2023 Men’s Basketball National Team Trial on 22 February at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Songpa-gu, Seoul.온라인카지노
In a postgame interview, Jeon said, “I was worried that I didn’t have enough time to get in shape, but I was encouraged by the fans’ support,” adding, “I also want to thank my teammates for creating a lot of shooting opportunities.”
Jeon celebrated his first points of the day with a three-pointer from long range.
“I didn’t realise it was from far away. I just thought it was a chance, so I shot it and it went in,” he recalled, adding, “I will try my best to work with my teammates and show good form in the future.”
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Jeon, whose team was on the verge of disintegrating due to Day One’s financial woes and was saved by new buyer Sono, smiled broadly, saying he felt “relaxed and cool” after all the heartache.
He added, “When my name was called and I was introduced before the game, I felt the fans were more supportive, which gave me strength.”
National team coach Chu Il-seung said, “Jeon’s fans give him a lot of gifts,” and encouraged him to continue playing for the national team.
“There are many times when the players don’t have good chemistry yet, but we are talking to the centre-guard and getting it right,” said Jeon, adding that he expects good things to come out as we continue to practice.
Jeon is also looking forward to the Hangzhou Asian Games in September.
“Playing for the national team is something I’ve always dreamed of”