Park Mubin (Sophomore, G, 187 centimeters) crashed the rim again. KU moved one step closer to winning the all-time series.
Park started and finished with 24 points, three rebounds, five assists and three steals in 27 minutes and 12 seconds of action in the KUSF 2023 College Basketball U-League road game against Dongguk University at Dongguk University’s Seoul Campus Gymnasium on Feb. 2. The points were a team-high. KU got a triple-double performance from Moon Jung-hyun (10 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, four steals) as they cruised to a 96-56 victory and extended their winning streak to 11 games to open the season.
Park is shooting 54 percent (27-of-50) from three-point range this season, ranking first in the nation in that category. Against Dongguk University, he continued his hot shooting. He totaled six three-pointers, including two in the second quarter. His success rate was 67%. Park’s three-point shooting percentage last season was 27%.
“Some people think that (Park) is a weak shooter based on his performance last season, but that’s not the case at all. He has been a good shooter since high school.”
“In high school, I only played offense, so I didn’t have to worry about my physical strength, and I was able to keep my shooting consistently. After I went to college, I had to pay attention to defense, so my stamina dropped, and my shooting was shaky. Now, I have the stamina and strength. So my shot has regained its stability,” he added.
Park Mubin also said, “Personally, I don’t pay attention to what people say about me. If I pay attention to praise, I might become complacent, and if I pay attention to criticism, I might play passively. I just try to take note. The coach is right. In high school, I only played offense. After I came to college, I started focusing on defense, and my physical strength decreased. Now I’m stronger, and I understand the team’s defense. I’m trying to shoot with confidence.”
No. 1 KU is riding an 11-game winning streak and is just three games away from the outright title, but it cannot afford to let its guard down. Last season, KU was also on the verge of winning the title with an 11-game winning streak to start the season, but was stunned by Chung-Ang University.
“Last season, we lost to Chung-Ang University at the end of the season and played the remaining game, the MBC Bae, in a bad mood. I think the bigger mistake is to repeat the mistake. This season, we are playing with more focus to avoid repeating the same mistakes. We also told the freshmen who had no experience last season about this.”메이저사이트
Park added, “We had a good performance last season, but we were disappointed that we didn’t win all the games. Last season’s performance will be a stepping stone for this season. There are still a lot of games left, so we will focus more on winning the entire season.”