Lee Jung-hyun visits the college league to support Yonsei’s juniors.
Lee Jung-hyun of the Seoul Samsung Thunders visited the 2023 KUSF University Basketball U-League matchup between Korea University and Yonsei University at Hwajung Gymnasium on Friday.
Basketball fans packed Hwajung Gymnasium for the first matchup of the season between two of Korea University’s top rivals.
Many of them traveled to the stadium to watch the game in person. From current players to seniors such as Kim Tae-sul and Lee Kyu-seop, the latter was one of them, along with Yonsei’s most famous players, Lee Jung-hyun.
“I have a team meeting next week, so this is my last week of vacation. I came to the stadium to cheer on the juniors because I had some time to spare.”
Despite the support of the seniors, the Yonsei players struggled throughout the game against Korea University, especially in the second quarter, when they scored just four points in 10 minutes.
Seeing this, Lee Jung-hyun said, “I don’t think the juniors are showing 100% of their skills. I think the players were nervous because of the rivalry with Korea University. You can’t help but be nervous in a rivalry like this.” He sent them a message of encouragement.안전놀이터
Lee, who made his professional debut in the 2010-2011 season, will be a 15-year veteran of the KBL next season. Last season, he averaged 11.7 points in all 54 regular-season games, marking his 10th consecutive season of double-digit scoring.
Lee said, “After the season ended, I rested as much as possible without thinking about basketball. I think I can prepare for the next season with a good body and mind,” he said, vowing to do better in the upcoming season.