There was Lee Jung-hyun, but Moon Jung-hyun was not there.
On the 26th, the Korea Basketball Association announced the 12-man roster for the national team to participate in the 2023 Chengdu Summer Universiade to be held in Chengdu, China in July.
Hanyang University coach Jeong Jae-hoon took the baton, and Myongji University coach Kim Tae-jin leads the national team as a coach.
The team consisted of various age groups. Kim Kyung-won, born in 1996, is the eldest, and Kim Bo-bae, born in 2003, is the youngest. There is a difference of 7 years. The tournament, which was scheduled to be held in 2021, was postponed for two years due to Corona 19. As a result, Kim Kyung-won was able to qualify for the competition, and the association was also included in the list.
The most notable thing is the selection of the Universiade national team of ‘Jak Jeong-hyeon’ Lee Jeong-hyeon, who led the semifinal blast of Goyang Carrot. Maybe it’s a result that means being eliminated from the adult national team. ㅋㅋㅋ벳
The Chengdu Universiade will be held from July 28th to August 8th. Before and after, there will be two evaluation matches against Japan, and a pre-qualifying tournament for the 2024 Paris Olympics. In the case of the adult national team determined at this time, it can be continued until the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, so it can be seen as Lee Jung-hyun’s elimination at this time. Moon Jeong-hyeon, the best player in the university, is not on the roster for this Universiade. It is the opposite case with Lee Jung-hyun.
In fact, officials familiar with domestic basketball said that in the process of deciding the players for the Universiade team, they did not include players who will play for the adult team. As the schedules overlap, it seems that selection and concentration were necessary.
Of course, there is no guarantee that Lee Jung-hyun will not be selected for the Hangzhou Asian Games to be held at the end of September. In addition, even if he is not selected for the adult national team, he is likely to compete as a 3×3 representative. He also received a request for selection at the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup 2023 held in March.
It is also worth noting that a large number of professional players were recruited. As the tournament is postponed for two years, the age limit is raised by two years, and as many as seven professional players are selected. There are five university players, not even half of them, and they are all from Korea University and Yonsei University.
Meanwhile, the Universiade team is scheduled to be convened in June.