LG coach Cho Sang-hyun doesn’t want anything from Yang Jun-seok right now. Yang Jun-seok also does not have the haste to show something.
Changwon LG selected Yang Jun-seok as the first pick in the KBL rookie draft last year. Yang Jun-seok suffered a knee injury while attending Yonsei University, so there was a possibility that he would not be able to play in a single game this season. LG knew this and nominated Yang Jun-seok.
Yang Jun-seok worked hard for rehabilitation until the end of December before joining LG. After a period of adaptation, he debuted on the professional stage and currently plays an average of 6 minutes and 22 seconds in 6 games.
The purpose of LG’s letting Yang Jun-seok play even a little is to help him gain experience in the game.
Coach Cho Sang-hyun said ahead of the game against Daegu Korea Gas Corporation on the 8th, “I brought him with a view to the future rather than this year. When he gets a chance, he plays a little bit. he is still unwell Lee Jae-do is a self-attacking player, Gutang is a good transition player, and Yang Jun-seok passes while reading. I try to match the combination well according to the situation,” he said. “There is nothing I want (from Yang Jun-seok) yet. I didn’t even practice off-season with me, so I don’t expect anything. I want you to feel that KBL is a stage like this while playing little by little, and to feel how to prepare after this season is over.”
Usually, players returning from injuries often start from the D-League. Yang Jun-seok did not play in the D-League, but started playing in the regular league.
Coach Jo Sang-hyun said, “After Jun-seok joined, there were 1 or 2 D-League matches, but at that time, I was not feeling well, and there were no games when I tried to make the D-League play.” When the players in the .
Yang Jun-seok, whom we met before the game with Gas Corporation, told us that he was playing the game little by little. He is trying to adapt by playing little by little.”
Yang Jun-seok, who has not yet been able to show Yang Jun-seok-like play on the court, said, “Before returning, I had little time to prepare by playing 5-on-5 basketball, and when I returned, I knew that I would not be able to make a lot of contributions as the main axis of the team. He said, “The director expects something, so he puts in little by little, but I have to do the best I can within that time.”
What director Cho Sang-hyun wants is to gain experience. However, if he is a player, he seems to have a desire to show something when he gets out on the court even a little bit.
Yang Jun-seok said, “I have no desire to show it. He wants to be useful to the team, and he didn’t think that he would show great performance as soon as he returned, and he expected it, so he had to play little by little, adapt quickly, and help the team.”
So what to do when you get on the court, even for a short time?
Yang Jun-seok said, “I think it is a difficult position for a rookie to do in such a short period of time. Even in that short amount of time, he has to create an offense that is derived from defense and transition offense.” 온라인바카라
Yang Jun-seok was an authentic point guard, but his strength was that he also had the ability to score. In the college basketball league last year, the 3-point shot success rate was 50.0% (6/12). He also showed decent 3-point shooting ability in his freshman and sophomore years. However, in his professional stage, his field goal success rate is only 8.3% (1/12), probably because of his little playing time. All six of his 3-pointers missed.
Yang Jun-seok said, “It is the first time in a pro that I have shot so many (fewer) shots. He used to throw 1 at a time. In the game with KCC, I threw about 4, but it is true that the field goal success rate is not good.” I believe that the shooting success rate will definitely improve, so I keep trying and trying to be active.”
Perhaps, after some time has passed, if Yang Jun-seok played the least in his basketball life and picked the most sluggish time, now would be this time.
Yang Jun-seok said, “As I said, this is the expected result. He had been away from the court for a long time, and I expected it because he made a comeback on the professional stage, not college,” he said. He adapts quickly, so it may take a little longer, but I am sure his performance will improve.”