“I’ll bite down like a zombie and keep going.”
That’s the determination of Seo Moon-se-chan, a 23-year-old former youth national basketball player who re-entered the 2023 KBL Rookie Draft as a “regular” after going undrafted last year.
The 182-centimeter guard came from an elite basketball club and was a solid player as a teenager.
From 2015 to 2017, he was consistently called up to the age-group national team alongside Lee Hyun-joong (Illawarra Hawks).
He also performed well for the national team.
In 2015, the U-16 team won the Asian Championship, and in 2016, the U-17 team made history by reaching the quarterfinals of the World Championship for the first time.
However, his career took a turn for the worse after he enrolled at Hanyang University.카지노사이트
In 2021, he suffered an ACL injury, and after a long rehabilitation, he was unable to make a comeback and was not selected in last year’s rookie draft.
Seo started a new life as a youth basketball coach, but he couldn’t give up his dream of becoming a professional basketball player.
After graduating from Hanyang University, he participated in the KBL rookie draft as a regular player.
“I had such an experience (not being drafted) last year, so I waited for this day with a stronger heart and prepared for it,” Seo said.
Why didn’t he give up on his dream?
“I just see basketball,” Seo said. I’ve been dreaming about it since elementary school, so I’m very desperate,” he said in a short but sincere answer.
So desperate was he that he often appeared in pickup games played by the general public to maintain his practical skills and became a hot topic.
Since her injury, she has been preparing in silence to revive her jumping power and maintain her unique agility.
He has also been encouraged by his best friend since elementary school, Lee Hyun-jung, who has been challenging him to travel to the United States.
“When I see Hyunjoong challenging himself, even though we’re just friends, I admire him and gain strength from him,” he said.
With professional basketball officials, including Samsung head coach Eun Hee-seok, on hand to watch Seo and other players from elite basketball programs play, as well as American international student Jo Jun-hee, the winner of the public test will be announced tomorrow (May 5).
Will Seo Moon Se-chan, a young man who never gives up, be able to fulfill his dream in this draft?
Even if he doesn’t fulfill his dream of becoming a professional basketball player this time, he plans to knock on the door of the pros like Don Quixote.