New captain Kang Sang-jae, a good pace DB in the off-season including Japan’s Jeon Hoon, “The return of the team’s PO is a priority.”
Wonju DB forward Kang Sang-jae (29) is maintaining good performance during field training in Japan. He showed active movement by scoring double-digit scores one after another in the two-game series against Kobe Stokes in the second division of the Japanese B League. He left a disappointment with 5 points and 3 rebounds in the match against Ibaraki Roberts in the B League 1st Division on the 12th. He was not in good condition, possibly due to fatigue from traveling a long distance on the day of the game, and his shooting balance was not perfect. He did not stand on the court in the second half of the game to avoid overexerting himself.
DB coach Kim Joo-seong said, “(Kang) Sang-jae faithfully completed off-season training and performed well in practice games not only in Japan but also in Korea. He was given the role of team captain, but he is playing the role of a leader better than I expected. He expressed satisfaction, saying, “The team atmosphere has become much more lively.”
After the game against Ibaraki, Sangjae Kang said, “I was unable to help the team much in the 2022-2023 season due to injuries. He is well prepared to help the team achieve good results in the upcoming season. He has been in good physical condition with no injuries during his off-season training. Personally, he decided to play one season healthy and without injury. “There are no numerical goals,” he said.스포츠토토
He became the captain of the team for the first time since graduating from high school and said, “I am a mid- to senior-level player on the team. His older brothers helped him a lot and made him feel better. Even though there were times when I spoke strongly to my brothers, they understood me. “My juniors are also following along well,” he said. Kim Jong-gyu and Doo Gyeong-min, who are separated from the DB team due to joining the men’s basketball team and rehabilitating injuries, are both seniors who made their professional debuts earlier than Kang Sang-jae. Kang Sang-jae said, “When my brothers return, I plan to talk a lot and get along with them. “I think the team can get better if we communicate frequently,” he added.
Sangjae Kang will become eligible as a free agent (FA) for the first time in his career after the 2023-2024 season. For this reason, it is important what kind of results individuals and teams achieve in the upcoming season. He said, “Honestly, it would be a lie to say that the FA is not conscious. However, since the team has not made the playoffs for three consecutive seasons, team performance comes first. “I will try to forget about other things as much as possible and focus only on helping the team play ‘spring basketball,’” he emphasized.