‘A bold freshman?’ Myongji University Jang Ji-min, will it be the team’s vitality?
- on Jun 04, 2023
“Since I came back from an injury, I want to become a freshman who has a good mindset and plays boldly and confidently.”안전놀이터
Myongji University is tied for 6th with Sungkyunkwan University, Kyunghee University, and Konkuk University with 5 wins and 6 losses.
4 teams tied for 6th place. Only 8 teams qualify for the playoffs. One team in a tie for sixth place may not make the playoffs.
Even Dongguk University, which is currently in 10th place with 3 wins and 8 losses, can go up to 6 wins if they win all their remaining 3 matches. Even Dongguk University is competing for the playoffs.
Myongji University took 4 wins (2 losses) against the same group and seemed to be moving closer to advancing to the playoffs. However, they are sluggish with 1 win and 4 losses in matches against other groups. The opponent who won the first match was also the weakest Chosun University.
There are currently injured players, etc., and it is not normal power. Among them, Jang Ji-min (182cm, G), who injured his ankle, belatedly made his university stage debut match against Konkuk University on the 30th of last month.
Jang Ji-min, along with Kim Do-yeon, gathered expectations as a player who would give strength to the guard. Myongji University coach Kim Tae-jin paid a lot of attention to Jang Ji-min’s lack of strength, starting with winter training. Jang Ji-min’s debut was postponed because he injured his ankle while preparing for the college basketball league.
Ahead of the game against Konkuk University, Ji-min Jang said, “I originally tried to prepare while exercising, but there are injured players, so I suddenly run.” The defense basically helps his older brothers, and he tries to play mainly with passing.”
When asked about his physical condition, Jang Ji-min said, “My body has improved a lot, but I am gradually increasing it.”
When asked how Myongji University looked from outside the court, Jang Ji-min said, “My hands and feet fit better than when I first finished winter training. During winter training, we didn’t get along and made a lot of mistakes, but there are still a lot of mistakes, but it has decreased a lot.” . If I go in from the front line (under the goal) and take it out, In-ho hyung or Jun-hyeok hyung shoot and if it doesn’t go in, Harrigan hyung grabs the rebound.”
Jang Ji-min hoped, “Since I came back after being injured, I want to become a freshman who has a good mindset and plays boldly and confidently.”
Jang Ji-min played 24 minutes and 39 seconds in the confrontation with Konkuk University, recording 5 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. He has not yet fully recovered his sense of the game, but is expected to play a vital role in Myongji University, where there is a shortage of available personnel.
Myongji University will face Dongguk University on the 8th, Sungkyunkwan University on the 12th, and Yonsei University on the 28th. Dongguk University and Sungkyunkwan University have to be defeated to enter the playoffs.
If Jang Ji-min manages the game with a sense of stability, Myongji University will be able to play a better game.