Thursday Jun 08, 2023

Japanese guard Kurokawa “Park Moo-bin has good shooting skills and I feel like he plays according to the opponent”

It was a match where Kurokawa’s performance shined. 

The Japanese university men’s selection team defeated the Korean university men’s selection team, 79-67, in the second day of the 46th Lee Sang-baek Cup Korea-Japan College Basketball Tournament held at Yonsei University Gymnasium on the 20th.

With the victory, Japan balances the tournament with 1 win and 1 loss. The winner will be determined in the final match on the 21st.

Japanese guard Kurokawa Kotetsu played a big role, scoring 15 points, including a decisive 3-point shot that put a wedge in the game. Japan, with Kurokawa at the forefront, took the victory after leading for a long time against Korea.

Kurokawa said, “I lost yesterday, so I really tried to win today. The coach ordered me to press from the front with the feeling of a challenge. I am happy that I was able to win by fulfilling the order.”

Effectively attacking the local defenses led to Japan’s victory.

Kurokawa said, “The shooter was on the wing and on the side. I put the ball in the center first and tried to develop it from there.”

Regarding the 3-point shot at the end of the 4th quarter that hit the backboard, he replied, “I was aiming for the backboard because I didn’t have time.안전놀이터

It is Kurokawa who often matches up with Korean guard Park Moo-bin (Korea University) in this tournament.

Kurokawa said, “I got the impression that (Park Moo-bin) shot well in yesterday’s game and played according to the opponent. In response to that, I also followed well and tried to defend.

When asked which character he likes the most in Slam Dunk, he explained, “I like that Sanwang Technical High School’s Lee Myeong-hun plays smart basketball. And Kang Baek-ho’s friend, Yang Ho-yeol, is good at leading the people around him.”


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