Park Ji-soo (KB Stars), the key player in women’s basketball, returns to the national team. Veteran guard Lee Kyung-eun (Shinhan Bank) also wore the Taegeuk mark of emotion after a long time.
The Korea Basketball Association announced on the 28th the final list of 12 players to compete in the 2023 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asia Cup, which will be held in Sydney, Australia from June 26 to July 2.
National Treasure Center Park Ji-soo is back. Park Ji-soo was diagnosed with panic disorder in July of last year and left the court for a while. In the aftermath of this, he missed the schedule at the beginning of the 2022-23 women’s professional basketball regular season, including the Basketball World Cup. She returned midway through the season, but suffered a finger injury that ended her season early. She is currently focusing on her rehabilitation and improving her condition. She is a great force for her national team if Park Ji-soo plays normally.
Along with this, Kim Dan-bi, who won the regular season MVP and led Asan Woori Bank’s combined victory, and Park Ji-hyun (Woori Bank), the next-generation ace, were named on the national team list. Representative shooter Kang Iseul (KB Stars), Busan BNK’s surprise sensation Jinan, Ahn Hyeji, and Lee Sohee were also included. Shin Ji-hyeon and Yang In-young from Bucheon Hana 1Q, and veteran guards Lee Gyeong-eun and Kim Jin-young from Incheon Shinhan Bank. In the case of Lee Kyung-eun, she was selected for the national team for the first time in 8 years since the 2015 Asian Women’s Basketball Championship. She showed the potential of a 36-year-old veteran. Lee Hae-ran was on board at Yongin Samsung Life Insurance.
ㅋㅋㅋ벳 This event serves as a regional qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympics. The women’s basketball team, led by coach Jeong Seon-min and coach Choi Yoon-ah, competes against China, New Zealand and Lebanon in Group A. After playing their first game against New Zealand on June 26, they will face Lebanon on the 27th and China on the 28th. A total of 8 countries will participate and must finish in the top 4 to qualify for the final qualifiers for the Paris Olympics. Korea, which has won 12 championships in its career, last won in 2007.