Inhungo’s John wants to be the player everyone recognizes.
On Thursday, Inhungo defeated Yangjeonggo 87-68 at the 53rd Autumn National Men’s and Women’s Basketball Federation Haenam Tournament at 온라인카지노 Usul Dongbaek Gymnasium in Haenam.
With the win, Inhungo improved to 1-1 and will play their final qualifying game against Cheonan Ssangyongo on Nov. 16.
The key to Inhungo’s victory, which came against a team that only made three 3-pointers, was dominating the boards. They pulled down 16 more rebounds than Yangjungo, which led to 18 more two-pointers.
John, who came to Korea from Nigeria with dreams of playing basketball, was particularly impressive. John had his best game of the night with 21 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists in 37 minutes and 15 seconds. His 11 rebounds were the most of any player on the night, including In Hun Go and Yang Jung Go.
John, who has been playing basketball since he was in the second grade at Yongsan Middle School, has been playing for three years now.
“My older brother (Jason) told me he was playing basketball, so I followed him and started playing with him. It was fun,” he said with a smile.
In this year’s Fall League, some teams are giving more playing time to freshmen and sophomores than juniors. Jason’s older brother, John, did not participate in the tournament for this reason. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until next year to see Jason and John on the court at the same time.
John, who will be entering his junior year in 2024, is well on his way to becoming one of the main players to lead Inhungo. He’s taking on a lot of responsibility and working harder at training. He’s also been working on his individual skills, which has helped him improve tremendously.
“I’ve been watching videos of good players and practicing hard,” he says. In addition, I am receiving skill training from trainer Ahn Hee-wook, which is helping me a lot.”
On this day, John became the dominant player under the goal with his stable posture and smooth movements. Yang Jung-go tried his best to stop him, but it wasn’t easy.
“Coach Shin Shin-seok is also good at playing under the basket, so he tells me to focus more on that. I feel like I need to work on my outside shooting, under-the-basket skills, stamina, and dribbling,” he said humbly.
John has said that he thinks he looks like Zion Williamson. In addition to his basketball skills, he also speaks fluent Korean. As he and his brother Jason pursue the Korean dream, they will no doubt continue to receive a lot of media and fan attention. However, the sudden spotlight can be overwhelming.
But John says, “I don’t feel any pressure. I have to do well for myself. I will try to be a player that everyone recognizes,” he concluded the interview.