Kang Ji-hoon helped the team win.
Yonsei University won 84-79 against Hanyang University in the 2023 KUSF College Basketball U-League held at Yonsei University Sinchon Campus on the 26th.
Yonsei University scored 39 points in the 4th quarter and won the victory. Jihoon Kang, a freshman big man, contributed to the team’s victory by scoring 13 points. Kang Jihoon is a 202cm center.
Kang Ji-hoon said, “It’s a tough game, but it’s good to decorate it with a victory. It’s been a while since I’ve played a game, and I feel good that I can win.”
Yonsei University is in a state where there is a leak in the big man team as Kim Bo-bae is out due to injury. How did Kang Ji-hoon prepare for the actual match after a long break after the midterm exam?
Kang Ji-hoon said, “I had a little pain in my knee, so I took a break and practiced post moves and shots with the coach and manager during morning exercise. He also pointed out putting a screen on, and that seems to have come to light today.”
As Kang Ji-hoon said, his screen skills shone in this game. He also scored one after another by using a 2-2 game in the second quarter.
Kang Ji-hoon said, “The first attacking option I learned from his father in high school was 2-on-2. So he continues to take it.”크크크벳
When asked what his father, coach Kang Eul-jun, usually says, he replied, “My father says it’s still a long way off. (Laughs) My father is right. I will continue to work hard to play the basketball I pursue.”
Yonsei University has had many come-from-behind victories this season.
Kang Ji-hoon said, “When I saw it from the bench, I didn’t really think I was going to lose today. I felt like I wasn’t going to lose today because I captured the atmosphere well. This year, there are many come-from-behind matches, but while concentrating during the match, the players’ passion and effort showed up and they won. could do it,” he said.
Regarding his strengths, he introduced, “I think my strengths are block shots and rebounds.
Finally, Kang Ji-hoon expressed his determination, “My opponent in the next match is Chung-Ang University. The big man team is a good team, and I will try my best to help the team win with my strengths, rebounding and block shots.”