‘WKBL Rising’ Na Yoon-jung “The experience of defeating Japan in 12 years is vivid”


The Korean Women’s 크크크벳Professional Basketball (WKBL) Rising Star Team, composed of young players under the age of 25, is confident in winning the Korea-Japan match against the Japanese Women’s Professional Basketball League (WJBL) All-Star Team in Tokyo, Japan on the 29th. revealed

Woori Bank Na Yoon-jeong said, “Japan is a tricky team. But they don’t have a lot of pressure, and the training atmosphere is good and we will work hard and have fun tomorrow.” I guess I can,” he said.

When asked what was difficult about Japan, she said, “Fast is similar in style to ours, but more delicate. The coaches also said that even if you beat them, Japanese players will stand in front again.”

However, she was full of confidence, perhaps thanks to her experience of beating Japan in an international competition. Na Yoon-jung introduced that she had beaten Japan in 12 years in an international competition with the under-18 national team. She added, “The lack of an orthodox center on the Rising All-Star team is seen as a weakness, but I think it’s a game worth playing because the tall players have good mobility and can dribble.”

When asked how Lee Hae-ran of Samsung Life, who was selected as a rising star along with her, will play tomorrow, she said, “We have to win,” showing confidence. Lee Hae-ran experienced a big stage by playing against Japan in the youth national team and against Australia in the adult national team.

When asked about Japan’s strengths, he said, “The center is not that tall, and Japanese basketball is recognized as fast basketball, but if we play fast basketball, we will be able to play on an equal footing with Japan.”

The WKBL Rising Star Team will face off against the Japanese All-Star Team at Ariake Arena in Tokyo on the 29th. In Japan, Lamu Tokashiki, who also played an active part in the US Women’s Professional Basketball Association (WNBA), Yuki Miyazawa, silver medalist at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, and Himawari Yakao will appear.

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