Two rookies, Yoo Yoo-sang and Lee Kang-hyun, made their debuts in LG’s uniform through the rookie draft on the 21st. Just five days later, on the 25th, they played in a practice game in the Philippines.
The two players boarded a plane to the Philippines through Incheon Airport on the 24th, shortly after the draft, and joined the team in Manila, the location of the training camp.
The two players met at 바카라사이트 Incheon Airport and said, “I’m still a little nervous. I knew that LG was training in the Philippines, but I didn’t expect to join the team like this. I want to adapt as soon as possible.” They said.
A day later, on the 25th, the two players faced off against UP University in the fourth game of their training camp in the Philippines.
Before the game, the two players looked a bit out of place in their LG jerseys. It was not long ago that they were playing for Yonsei University and Chung-Ang University, respectively.
Despite the unfamiliarity, the two players were eager to warm up before the game, and it didn’t take long for them to start playing for LG.
Lee Kang-hyun was the first to enter the game. He replaced Asem Marei late in the first quarter. He didn’t record any stats. He was given the task of being a shooter under the basket, and was flexible enough to finish the first quarter.
To start the second quarter, it was Marei again, and he was back in the game just over halfway through. He attempted a shot from the right 90-degree perimeter. Was it pressure? It went well over the rim and became an airball. It was a shrug.
He came back into the game in the third quarter. Contributed on defense. No stats, but high marks for activity. He seemed to relax. Played in the fourth quarter. Again attempted a shot from the perimeter area. It was light. But the ball didn’t go through the rim.
With about two minutes left in the game? Lee took another shot, and this time, he scored. It was his first point in his professional debut. It was a mid-range jumper. He took five shots and eventually made one. Two rebounds were a bonus.
Lee finished the night with two points and two rebounds in 11:09 of action. It was his first time playing for LG.
After the game, Lee said, “It’s been a crazy time. I saw and felt a lot. I also have a lot of regrets. I missed some basic things. It’s unfortunate that I missed some under-the-basket shots,” he said.
Yoo Yoo-sang came out in the second quarter a little later than Lee Kang-hyun. It didn’t take him long to score his first points. He completed a three-point play on his second possession.
After receiving the ball on the top, Yoo Yoo-sang tried to break through to the left, peeled off two defenders and completed a reverse layup. It was a refreshing start. He then pulled down a rebound, which seemed to lift his spirits. Next came the anticipated three-pointer, Yoo’s signature play. He attempted two. Both missed. You have to give him credit for creating shooting space.
After not playing in the third quarter, Yoo played the fourth quarter at full strength. On her first right 90-degree baseline move to the left 90-degree, Yoo received a well-timed pass and soared without delay. She had a good shot, but unfortunately it didn’t go through the rim.
Yoo then attempted three more three-pointers. All of them missed. It felt a bit rushed, and the results were not good. He had to be satisfied that he played good defense in the one-on-one defense.
Yoo played 16 minutes and 34 seconds. Made 2 of 4 two-pointers. He missed all five of his three-point attempts. He had one rebound and one steal.
After the match, Yoo said, “I went into the match thinking, ‘I have to match him. My opponent was too rough. I didn’t follow the screens well. The first goal doesn’t matter. I had a lot of defensive misses. I think the third point was too much effort. In fact, it was crazy. We have to adapt quickly. The Philippines is tough,” he said.
That was the end of the debut of the third overall draft pick. It was a half success.
Both players are promising prospects for LG. Both have national team experience and have great potential. The officials and coaching staff had a debut that left them smiling. Both are hot rookies who are at the starting point of becoming peregrine falcons.