Seoul Samsung forward Cha Min-seok (22, 199.6 cm) will be on the court for the first time in 297 days since April last year. He will appear for the first time this season and will play within 10 minutes.
Samsung coach Eun Hee-seok said, “Min-seok will play less than 10 minutes today before the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball Ulsan Hyundai Mobis face-to-face confrontation in the 4th round at Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium on the 27th. He can’t play long hours, but he thought he shouldn’t have finished this season like this. As much as experience is important to him, he has to play some games for the rest of the season even if he can’t digest it for a long time.”
Cha Min-seok was nominated as the first overall pick by Samsung in the rookie draft held in November 2020. He became the first high school graduate player to be named first pick, but later suffered an injury that prevented him from playing well for the season. This season, he did not recover from his injury until he reached his turning point, and he played the first game of the season on this day. 안전놀이터
Director Eun said, “I’ve seen Minseok since he was in middle school. He didn’t shoot very well at the time, but he thought he could improve his shot. He was mainly a breakthrough player, but he had that much speed,” he said. He suggested various role models, but isn’t it right to set a big goal? He hopes to become a player like Choi Jun-yong.”
It is difficult to expect an active performance right away. First of all, the gap in practice was too long. Cha Min-seok’s most recent match was against Orion in Goyang on April 5 last year. As he joined after graduating from high school, he still has a long way to go. That much experience is required. Manager Eun said, “Min-seok came to the pros and never played a proper season. He expects that he will make meaningful plays even if he has a short playing time.
Cha Min-seok returns, but another top-ranked prospect, Lee Won-seok, leaves for about four weeks. Coach Eun said, “I got hurt in the last KGC match, and my calf muscle ruptured. It takes about 4 weeks to recover,” he said. “Choi Seung-wook also had a twisted foot in the game at the time. When I checked the next day, I couldn’t play right away.”