What Suwon KT Kim Jun-hwan (25, 187cm) emphasized throughout the interview was ‘the look the coach wants’. Will he be able to win the heart of new head coach Song Young-jin during the offseason?
Kyunghee University won 65-57 in a confrontation with Dankook University in the 2023 KUSF University Basketball U-League held on the 3rd at Kyunghee University International Campus Sunseungwan. Kyung Hee University won a valuable victory by demonstrating high concentration in the match in the 4th quarter.
As soon as Kyung Hee University won, we could see happy faces in the crowd. Kim Jun-hwan was visiting his alma mater and cheering on his juniors.
Kim Jun-hwan said, “It is amazing to see his juniors running, and I also want to go back to my college days. i think i can do better Of course, I can carry the game,” he laughed.
He continued, “I’m rooting for (Hwang) Young-chan and (Lee) Seung-gu, who I was with in my senior year, and I think both of them should practice harder (laughs)”, leaving support and advice for Kyunghee University juniors. Did Kim Jun-hwan’s support reach him? Lee Seung-gu played a double-double with 13 points and 8 rebounds that day, leading the team to victory.
Kim Jun-hwan, who is enjoying a vacation after the season, said, “I spent a month meeting his friends and spending time with his family. He has been exercising since May, starting weight training again,” he said.
Kim Jun-hwan played a big role in the D-League last season, averaging 22.3 points and 4.1 rebounds, but did not see the light of day in the first team. Kim Jun-hwan, who only played in 8 games in the regular season, recorded an average of 11 minutes and 51 seconds and scored 4.3 points. He would be left with a lot of regret.
Kim Jun-hwan said, “Last season, I couldn’t show what the coach wanted. So it seems he didn’t get a lot of chances. Still, he looked back, saying, “I think it was good to be able to show my good side at the end of the season.”
In fact, Kim Jun-hwan surprised everyone by making a big success at the end of the season. Kim Jun-hwan, who disappeared from the first team stage after the match against Seoul SK on December 15 last year, stepped on the court after 100 days against Changwon LG on March 25.
Although it was the first team stage he hadn’t stepped on in a long time, Kim Jun-hwan boasted a hot fingertip sense. In the 20 minutes he played, he scored 10 points, including one 3-pointer, with a field goal success rate of 50%. After warming up in his first game, Kim Jun-hwan showed off his presence with 17 points and 3 steals in 36 minutes and 44 seconds against Jeonju KCC on the 26th. He played the game of his life, scoring a career high.
At the end of the season, KT, who saw potential in his great performance, decided to accompany Kim Jun-hwan for another year. Kim Jun-hwan is also preparing for the upcoming season by using the time of the year as a new opportunity. Kim Jun-hwan said, “I have to show what I am good at. And above all, I think the most important thing is to show the coach the way he wants to play.”메이저놀이터
Kim Jun-hwan has applied for the second round of additional recruitment for managing director. Results will be announced on June 1st. I have no choice but to be concerned about the military issue. When asked about managing director, Kim Jun-hwan replied with a subtle smile.
Kim Jun-hwan said, “Anyway, I think (Kim) Dong-jun has a higher chance of passing than me. Dongjunie plays a lot and his record is better than mine. He has some expectations (laughs), but he is relaxed.”
In order to step on the court, first of all, you need to catch the eye of new coach Song Young-jin. Let’s pay attention to his next season to see if Kim Joon-hwan will be able to make a mark by showing ‘the image the director wants’ as he himself said.