The freshman season is over.
The 2023 KUSF College Basketball U-League championship game between Korea University and Yonsei University concluded on Thursday. While the eyes of the seniors turn to the 2023 KBL Rookie Draft, freshmen who have completed their first season in college can only dream of a better tomorrow. Such is the case with Korea University’s Yoo Min-soo (200 cm, F).
Despite being a freshman, Yoo was full of responsibility this season. He suffered an Achilles’ tendon injury during the MBC tournament and was unable to play in the finals, but he played through the pain, even taking painkillers, to stay motivated. In the end, KU won the regular season, the MBC tournament, and the championship, defeating Yonsei 60-57 in the championship game to reach the top of the college league.
“It’s the first time I’ve won so many titles in my career,” Yoo said. I can’t believe we won everything in one season. I’m happy that I was able to finish with a win and I’m still smiling,” said Yoo after winning the triple championship.
As a freshman, you have a lot to adjust to and a lot to learn. As if college wasn’t busy enough, Yoo was also selected to the U19 national team midseason to play in the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup. “Now that I’ve been in college for a year, I realize why I need to go to a good school. My older brothers are all good, so I can learn a lot from them. The manager and coach also gave me good guidance, so I was able to grow even more at KU,” he said.온라인카지노
Korea University lost one game to Sangmyung University in the regular season and failed to win the title. Yoo’s goal for next season is to go undefeated. With seniors Moon Jung-hyun and Park Mubin graduating, it’s up to the remaining players to fill the void. Yoo Min-soo needs to integrate more into the offense led by head coach Joo Hee-jung.
“This year, we lost one game unfortunately, so we didn’t win the title. Next year, of course, we want to win the whole season. Personally, I want to get more playing time and become a better player than this year,” he said.