Park Bum-young (197cm, G) and Kang Min-sung 188cm, F, who are studying basketball at Samsung Youth Club in Seoul, dream of becoming a KBL player. They were selected as Samsung’s designated players in 2019 and were recognized for their potential. 토토 KBL-based designated players can advance to the professional stage after signing a contract with the club without going through a draft after graduating from high school. As the two continue their studies at international schools, they are approaching their dreams by choosing club basketball instead of elite basketball.
The eyes of the two met at the KCC 2023 KBL Youth Club Basketball Tournament IN Youth Yanggu held in Yanggu, Gangwon-do from the 28th to the 30th were unusual. His performance was also outstanding, and he led the Samsung U18 to the championship.
The coach who coaches the two is familiar to basketball fans. Bae Soo-yong, who retired after the end of the 2021-2022 season after being nominated by Ulsan Hyundai Mobis as the 10th pick in the first round of the 2014 KBL Domestic Rookie Draft. Bae Soo-yong has since coached students at Samsung Youth Club. What about the two from the perspective of professional players.
Park Bum-young and Kang Min-sung asked for a cold evaluation of whether they could advance to the professional league. Coach Bae Soo-yong’s answer was enough.
Coach Bae Soo-yong said, Of course, there are many friends with such skills in professionals, but I think it will work. Beomyoung’s size is so nice. Kang Min-sung didn’t throw a lot of shots in the final, but he added, The shots are good friends.
Sincerity is already a pass for both. Even in an environment where you often have to exercise without an air conditioner on a hot summer day, you silently endure the heat and train. Coach Bae Soo-yong said, The passion is great. The class ends at 10 o’clock and trains until 10:30 and 11 o’clock. There are also many questions. They are friends who work so hard that I think they would have succeeded if I did that when I worked out. When I teach, I can see the expression that I want to do on my own, he explained.
Min-sung is versatile, he continued. He has good shots and excellent personal skills. But my feet are a little slow. If you look at the pro, you can supplement the movement when there is no ball. I’m not currently watching elite basketball well, but my personal skills are better than when I played, he said.
Park Bum-young’s dream is to become an NCAA player with good physical conditions, dribbling ability, and a view to coordinate games. He expressed his willingness to learn basketball in the NCAA and play in the KBL afterwards. Regarding Park Bum-young, coach Bae Soo-yong said, Compared to height, the speed is faster and the movement is as good as a guard. He said, Dribbling skills are better than most guards.
How many years later will we see Kang Min-sung and Park Bum-young, Samsung’s designated players? I look forward to their future.