The men’s basketball team’s failure to win a medal at the Asian Games after 17 years may have been foreshadowed.
The team’s game plan was disrupted by a number of injuries, and the selection of a large number of guards revealed problems with the team’s balance.
The team competed in a chaotic atmosphere, and returning to the top after nine years was a pipe dream.
Chu Il-seung’s men’s basketball team was eliminated by 카지노사이트가이드 China 70-84 in the men’s basketball quarterfinals of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Wednesday at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China.
With the loss, South Korea fell to the fifth through eighth place games and failed to win a medal.
It has been 17 years since the men’s basketball team failed to win an Asian Games medal since Doha 2006 (4th place).
South Korea was one-sidedly outplayed by the ‘favorites’ China, who had their home fans cheering them on.
At the end of the second quarter, the score was 30-50, a 20-point deficit.
The offense was not smooth and the defense was not solid. It was a lethargic performance.
South Korea’s three-pointers missed the rim time and time again, while China’s three-pointers hit at crucial moments, killing any hope of a comeback.
South Korea shot just 38 percent from the field on the day and missed 6 of 19 free throws.
Coach Chu Il-seung said, “We were outplayed by China in every aspect. They played well enough to beat us,” said Chu.
China’s bar was high, but so was the quality of the men’s national team. In their final game of the group stage on September 30, they lost 77-83 to a “second-string” Japan team that was missing key players.
The men’s national basketball team is hard to criticize, starting with its roster.
Six of the 12 players selected for the roster are guards, leaving the team overcrowded in one position.
Injuries to Oh Se-geun (SK), Choi Jun-yong (KCC), Moon Sung-gon (KT), and Song Kyo-chang (Sangmu) threw off coach Chu Il-seung’s plans.
The replacements were selected, but they were unbalanced in positions.
As a result, cracks were detected within the squad. Even before they left the country, the players complained that “the atmosphere was quite untidy.”
After the quarterfinals, Heo Hoon lamented the fact that the team was unable to field a full squad due to injuries.
Heo Hoon said, “There were many regrettable moments during the three months of preparation that made me think, ‘Is this right?’ “It is the coach’s right to select players.
However, there was also a part where the national team was cluttered with six guards,” he said.
“Of course, we brought it on ourselves and didn’t play well.
It’s everyone’s responsibility, not just one person.”
Coach Chu Il-seung said that in reality, he had no choice but to select six guards due to the thinness of the player pool. “It was difficult to organize the team because our big man was injured.
We were limited in the selection of players, and inevitably, we had to select a lot of guards.”