Ahead of the new season, many middle and high school teams are in the midst of strengthening their strength through Stove League in each region.
The high school boys and girls have been preparing for the new season, such as training with university teams in Sacheon, Gyeongnam, and winter training in Gyeongju and Jeju Island in North Gyeongsang Province.
This season, with the first tournament of the season scheduled in Haenam in March, in the jump ball, we met players who are expected to play in each school in the south high school this season in advance.
The twentieth main character is An Joo-hyeon (184cm, G) from Yeosu Hwayang High School.
Ahn Joo-hyun is a player with a bit of an unusual history, who first started playing basketball in Anyang, went to middle school in Seoul, and transferred to Yeosu. In his elementary school days, he was not guaranteed a stable playing time because he was overshadowed by his good teammates.
At least after he entered high school, he calmly polished his skills, and in the 2022 season, he showed growth by gaining experience by going back and forth between the best 5 and the sixth man.
In the 2022 season, Ahn Joo-hyun played 25 games. He played an average of 30.5 minutes per game and recorded 8.9 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists. It is a general opinion that his performance was not bad because there was a player who was in charge of scoring the team.
Of course, some point out that he should have been more active in attack, but he added great strength to the team in defense.
Hwayang High School coach Sim Sang-moon, who is instructing him, said, “First of all, he is the best player in our team in terms of defensive ability, enough to trust the opponent’s ace. He has the ability to pitch to the point of being able to do it. Overall, the appearance he showed in the 2022 season was more than expected,” he said, evaluating Ahn Joo-hyun’s performance last season.
Coach Shim continued, “I am the captain of the team this season, and I am leading it well with a sense of responsibility. It is true that I am still lacking in power as I am a year younger than my classmates, but I am the only player on our team who has played basketball since elementary school. I would like to say that he is a player who is suitable as a team leader, from ball handling ability to game management ability.” 안전놀이터
Ahn Joo-hyun, who finished the first winter training centered on physical strength, said, “I did a lot of training focused on team play. He did not hide his anticipation for the new season.
In addition, he smiled shyly, saying, “As captain, he shouts “Going on the court” and tries to help the team, but he still doesn’t seem to be doing as well as he thought.
Depending on how much Ahn Joo-hyun, who was only an assistant last season, shows how much he has grown in the 2023 season, it will have a big impact on the team performance of Yeosu Hwayang High School.
Regarding this, Ahn Joo-hyun said, “I want to become a player like Jeon Seong-hyun (Goyang Carrot), who can score goals at important moments. My teammates finished the race well without major injuries, and I will be more active in the fight against my lack of body so that my team can advance to the semifinals or higher.” I will do my best to make it possible,” Ahn Joo-hyun said, strengthening his determination to face the season.