Yonsei’s Hojin Yoon struggles with ‘worst-case, best-case scenarios’
It’s a bad situation, but coach Yoon Ho-jin is making the best of it.
Yonsei University, led by head coach Hojin Yoon, won its regular season home game against Chosun University in the 2023 KUSF University Basketball U-League 86-56 at Yonsei’s Sinchon Campus Gymnasium on Sept. 9.
The victory came despite the absence of many players. From Lee Hae-sol, who missed the U19 national team, to Kim Bo-bae, Yoo Yoo-sang, and Kang Ji-hoon due to injuries, the remaining players came together to secure the victory. It was encouraging to see the players confidently try their hand at playing in situations where they were previously hesitant.
Coach Yoon Ho-jin said, “There is no lack of frustration. But I can see the players improving one by one. I’m glad to see them getting better and better. I’m happy that they are getting better and better. I’m worried about the players getting more playing time.”
On the day, Yoon Ho-jin made a lot of changes to his lineup. He tried several combinations, including a forward-oriented lineup of Kim Gun-woo, Hong Sang-min, Kang Jae-min, Ahn Sung-woo, and Choi Hyung-chan, as well as a lineup with the previous players and two centers.
Coach Yoon Ho-jin said, “We have to try different things when we don’t have a lot of players. We’re constantly deviating from our original plan, so we have to test things and find the best combination. I wanted to see how the players fit together, and I’m also preparing for the possibility of having to call up members for the Universiade.”
On defense, we tried a lot of things, from 3-2 zone to man-to-man to spur-of-the-moment double teams. With the starters from the Chengdu Summer Universiade now gone, Yonsei needs to find answers on offense.
Coach Yoon Ho-jin said, “The 3-2 zone defense is the main thing. I asked the players to be a little more active on defense because there are parts of the offense that have become dull. We’re trying different things on defense to see what works,” he added.메이저놀이터
Yonsei has only two games left in the regular season. Each official game is a valuable opportunity to test different things, not only for the regular season, but also for the upcoming MBC Bae and playoffs.
Coach Yoon Ho-jin said, “Both Dankook University and Myeongji University are not easy opponents considering our current strength. If we prepare well with the players and recognize their roles as the injured players come out, we will have a good result,” he vowed.