Jung Joo-young, who is trying to draft again, said, “I will do my best “
Jung Joo-young (172.4cm, G), who led Sangmyung University last year, will try to advance to the professional league again.
Sangmyung University made a splash in the College Basketball League in 2020, and due to COVID-19, the College Basketball League was played as a single tournament, and Sangmyung University, which was considered weak, advanced to the semifinals in the first tournament and advanced to the final tournament in the second tournament.
One of the driving forces behind the best performance was the unexpected performance of Jung Ju-young, a second-year student. In particular, Jung Joo-young helped his teammates score with an average of 4.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 7.2 assists in the first round.
In last year’s college basketball league, he averaged 7.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 7.9 assists and 2.8 steals, and averaged 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 4.3 steals in MBC.
As you can see from the assist figures, he has an excellent ability to create scoring opportunities for his teammates, and his stealing ability is also outstanding, so he has won the defense award (first in steals, blocks, and good defense).
If assists and defensive skills are Chung’s strengths, his short stature and college 3-point shooting success rate are only 12.5% (11/88), his weaknesses.
Chung Ju-yeong suffered a lot in last year’s KBL rookie draft because of his weaknesses rather than his strengths.
Sangmyung University coach Koh Seung-jin often said, “If there had been Jung Ju-yeong, who could solve the game this year, we would have shown a better game and achieved better results.” That’s how much I regretted that Jung Ju-young was dropped from the draft.
Head coach Seung-Jin Ko recommended Chung Ju-Young to try for the draft one more time, and Chung Ju-Young joined the team in July and started preparing for the draft. Sangmyung University apologizes to the pros for a practice game and invites Jung Ju-young to participate.
Jung Ju-young, who is preparing to participate in the draft, said, “I actually lost more weight than last year. He said, “I didn’t take care of my body last year.” “I taught kids basketball for a year. Since last month, the coach asked me to try one more time, so he said, “It has been about a month since I started exercising.”
When asked why he was taking on the challenge again, Jung Joo-young said, “I didn’t want to do it at first, so I kept teaching the kids. However, since she has been playing basketball since elementary school, she challenges her desire to try one last time,” she said.
If you teach the basics, there are also things you can learn on your own.
Jung Ju-young said, “I teach elementary school students. Now that I think about it, I can’t remember how I learned it in the first place.” It helped a lot in that area.”
When asked how to prepare for the draft, Jung Joo-young said, “When I just came back, the players went out to compete in the MBC Cup, so I did a lot of exercise alone with weights and running. Still, he hadn’t come up. I need to exercise a little more,” he said. Last year, I could run all 40 minutes (average of 37 minutes and 16 seconds in the college basketball league last year), but now I get tired quickly. He needs to do some more strength training,” he said.
At Sangmyung University, instead of Jung Ju-young’s graduation, freshman Choi Jun-hwan joined the team to reinforce the height.
Jung Joo-young said, “I didn’t play a lot of practice games, but I feel more comfortable than last year because I have a center (Choi Jun-hwan). Last year, it was very difficult because there was no center,” he said. “This year was not as difficult as last year. Last year, all the players were small,” he said.
Although it is a practice game, I am looking forward to working with Kim Tae-ho, who returned to Sangmyung University last year.
Jung Joo-young said, “I’m not good at scoring, so I tend to make someone score.” He said, “I couldn’t play a lot with him last year, but I wanted to play more.”
There is about a month left until the draft (September 21). Chung Ju-yeong must pass the practical test (September 4) to be eligible for the draft.
Jung Joo-young said, “I submitted the application form. The first step is to raise your body,” he said. “I will work harder and go to the draft in a better condition than last year. I will do my best to prepare for the remaining period.”