“(Park) Jun-eun and (Kim) Kook-chan are working really hard. “It is our team’s hidden card.”

Hyundai Mobis is a powerhouse representing KBL. It is the club with the most wins in the KBL, winning seven championship games and seven regular league championships.

But in recent years, it has been far from winning. The reason is because they are focusing on the growth of young players. Jihoon Ham (197cm, F) and Jaeseok Jang (202cm, C) took the center stage. Centered around veterans, Seo Myung-jin (189cm, G) and Lee Woo-seok (196cm, G) have grown.

Hyundai Mobis, which blends old and new, recorded 34 wins and 20 losses last season. Finished the regular league in 4th place. Although they lost in the semifinals of the playoffs, they achieved enough results.

Unfortunately, while there are players who have received many opportunities, there are also players who have not received many. Kim Kuk-chan (190cm, GF) recorded the lowest average playing time since his debut last season. Kim Gook-chan’s average playing time was only 7 minutes and 7 seconds. (Kim Kook-chan’s career average playing time is 18 minutes and 40 seconds) This is a decrease of 14 minutes and 4 seconds compared to the 2021-2022 season.

Park Jun-eun (194cm, GF), who returned from Sangmu, also did not play much. Although he appeared in the D-League, he only played in one regular season game.

However, Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun paid attention to Kim Kuk-chan and Park Jun-eun, who did not play much last season. Coach Cho said, “Both Kukchan and Juneun are working really hard, both in training camp in the Philippines and in the off-season. Gukchan’s body has improved a lot. He seems to have extraordinary determination. Jun-eun is also working really hard. “If they continue to play well, I would like to use them more,” he said, sharing the current status of the two players.

Recently, Hyundai Mobis conducted field training in the Philippines. Played 9 games in 2 weeks. Coach Cho used players evenly and worked together. Coach Cho said, “Juneun’s performance during the training camp in the Philippines was amazing,” and he looked back on the training camp in the Philippines.

He continued, “He was on a different level from other players in terms of his activity level and defense. Originally, (Choi) Jinsu and (Shin) Minseok were often used as number 3 players. But Jun-eun is so good. He continued to praise Park Jun-eun, saying, “I think other players should also be nervous.”

Also, “Gukchan did really well too. “I think he can be used more this season,” he said, also mentioning Kim Kook-chan’s performance.

He continued, “Both Gukchan and Juneun’s defense is acceptable. In attack, it would be nice to try shooting with more confidence. “I hope I can be confident whether I go in or not,” he said, emphasizing confidence in the attack.

Off-season training is important, but the key is the season. Coach Cho also said, “I hope I can maintain my current physical condition. It feels really good now. But if I don’t show up like this during the season, I can’t play. The players will also know this. “If these two players do this, they will become hidden cards for our team,” he said, selecting the two players as Hyundai Mobis’ hidden cards.

By: 와이즈토토

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