‘KB Mother and Daughter’ Ko Hyun-ji’s mother, Jo Mun-ju, “I hope you increase your power and survive in the pros”
Supia Girls’ High School Go Hyeon-ji goes to KB as the 1st overall pick in the WKBL rookie draft
“I was praying to be selected as the first pick by KB.
I believe that if Hyunji has the power, she can be competitive on the professional stage as well.”
Daughter Ko Hyun-ji (18, 182.2 cm) was ranked first overall at the Korea Women’s Basketball League (WKBL) new player selection event.
When she got to wear Cheongju KB’s uniform, Cho Moon-ju (59), a mother and a “senior at Kookmin Bank” and former national women’s basketball player, was overwhelmed with emotion but worried about the tough competition for survival on the professional stage. 바카라사이트
Ko Hyun-ji was nominated by KB as the first overall pick at the 2023-2024 Korea Women’s Basketball League (WKBL) new player selection event held at Cheongju Gymnasium in North Chungcheong Province on the 4th.
Mr. Cho Moon-joo is a ‘basketball senior’ who joined Kookmin Bank, an industrial team at the time, in 1984 and played as a starting center for the national team at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the 1990 Beijing Asian Games.
As Ko Hyun-ji joined KB on this day, her mother and daughter have continued to play an active role at Kookmin Bank.
In an interview after the selection meeting, Mr. Cho said, “I couldn’t sleep so I stayed up all night.”
He added, “When I heard that KB took the first pick at the morning ranking drawing ceremony, I prayed earnestly that Hyun-ji would be selected as the first pick by KB.” He said.
Mr. Cho said that Ko Hyun-ji, who did not show as much skill as usual in the tryout held before the selection event, expressed her worries, saying, “I don’t think I can go to the pros.
I was so nervous that my heart was pounding in my ears, so I couldn’t do it properly.”
However, Mr. Cho had no doubt that Ko Hyeon-ji was number one.
Mr. Cho explained, “Hyunji is only 182cm tall, but he can play both guard and forward, and last year he played center, so he can play all positions.”
He then analyzed, “Currently, he is too skinny (59kg) and lacks both muscle strength and fat, so his power is weak, but if he gains strength through systematic training at a professional level for the next 2 to 3 years, I think he will be competitive as a guard and forward.”
He also expected, “I will become a much better player than when I was a professional player at Kookmin Bank.”
As a mother who ‘graduated from a national university’, she personally coached Ko Hyun-ji.
What Mr. Cho Moon Ju considered particularly important was the ability to break through one-on-one.
Mr. Cho said, “In the team, the coaches focus on team training.
I saw it as the icing on the cake in that if you have your own individual skills, you can break through the opponent in a one-on-one situation.”
He added, “I watch the defense and let Hyun-ji attack, and I learn technique and technique.
“I helped with the technical aspects,” he said.
He also made sure to not neglect shooting practice.
Mr. Cho, who expressed the theory that “Basketball ultimately requires a shot,” said, “The basics are the most important.
You have to shoot from above your head, and when Hyun-ji threw a jump shot, he kept shooting in front of his eyes.”
He added, “Even ahead of the draft, I went to the gym.
“I took him out and made him practice basic shooting form,” he emphasized.
Cho knows that it is difficult to be nominated for a pro, but it is even harder to survive and endure in the pros.
Mr. Cho said, “I’m more worried from now on,” and added, “I have to listen carefully to the coaches and coaches at KB and survive while watching seniors play basketball.”
The small pink Bible is a gift for my daughter who has just taken her first steps into the rough professional world.
Mr. Cho expressed his wish, saying, “There are a lot of difficult things to do during professional life due to field training and various competitions, so I hope this will give me strength whenever I face a difficult time.”