“I was confident enough to prepare hard”
Dankook University won 76-71 in the 2023 KUSF University Basketball U-League Namdaebu Konkuk University match held at the Dankook University Gymnasium on the 26th. Dankook University’s U-League record is 6 wins and 4 losses. It solidified its 4th place alone.
Na Seong-ho (188cm, F) made a big success in the offense and defense with 21 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 3 blocked shots, including 5 3-point shots. Lee Kyung-do (185cm, G) also showed off his 20 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals, showing off his ability as a master of both offense and defense. Song Jae-hwan (187cm, G) also performed well with 11 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
However, Dankook University’s new stealer was Song In-joon (193cm, C). He pushed Freddy (203cm, C), the best big man in college, from under the goal.
Song In-joon’s game record for the day was 6 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocked shots in 24 minutes and 17 seconds. However, Song In-joon’s performance was not included in his record book. Dankook University provided the driving force to overcome the inferiority in height.
Song In-joon said after the match, “Dankook University players prepared really hard. They practiced shooting until late and thoroughly prepared for the defense of the paint zone. I feel very happy that it worked out as well as I prepared.”
He continued, “My weakness is my slow feet. I couldn’t keep up with the tempo of the college league. That’s why I didn’t get a lot of chances to play. Konkuk University’s big man line is strong and high, but its speed is rather slow. There was. He also did a good job.”
Song In-joon’s opponent was Freddy, one of the best big men in the U-League. Freddy’s height is 203 cm, which is more than 10 cm taller than Song In-joon. Nevertheless, he also stopped Freddy’s drive-in with a decisive blocked shot in the last game of the 4th quarter.
“Freddy actively participates in offensive rebounding. His strength is really good. We practiced boxing out a lot. I couldn’t do it. Still, I believed in my long wingspan and jumping power and blocked it.”
Injun Song entered Dankook University as a 21st class student. He moved up to his senior year in 2023, but didn’t get much time in the college league during that time. Song In-joon explained, “I had the mindset to help the team unconditionally. I played the role of the opponent a lot. Even during team training, I put my mind together and did my best.”
Also,메이저놀이터 “I am an undersized big man. I have to have quick feet. I am trying to increase my speed. Nevertheless, my wingspan is 207cm. I can record unexpected rebounds and block shots with my long arms. I make up for my weaknesses and improve my strengths. I will save you,” he said.
Finally, he concluded the interview by saying, “I hope to show the same performance as today, but I do not know what will happen in the future. I will prepare step by step no matter what opponent I meet. I will do my best.”