“I’m really grateful to Ki-sang. I hope we can compete again in the pros with each other’s good influence.” That was the message from Park Mubin (187 cm, G) to Yoo Yoo-sang (188 cm, G).
KU defeated Yonsei 60-57 in the championship game of the 2023 KUSF College Basketball U-League on Thursday at KU’s Hwajung Gymnasium. It was KU’s fourth overall title and the second consecutive year that the university has been crowned the best in the country.
The biggest storyline of the championship game was the matchup between Park Mubin and Yoo Yoo-sang. The two have been going head-to-head throughout their collegiate careers, and this would be their last collegiate match before they head to the pros side-by-side.
The match started off with Yoo Yoo-sang taking the early lead. He scored 10 points in the first quarter to set the tone for Yonsei. His performance helped Yonsei build a 12-point lead by the third quarter.
But once again, it was Park who had the last laugh. He scored back-to-back game-changing baskets at the end of the third quarter to set the tone for KU and assisted on Moon Yoo-hyun’s game-winning three-pointer.
Yoo shed tears of regret on the court after the game. KU head coach Joo Hee-jung also approached him and comforted him.
Park said, “I was also emotional after the game, but when I saw (Yoo) Ki-sang crying, I remembered that I also cried after losing against Yonsei in my freshman year. I sympathize with him so much. Ki-sang played so hard in this match. I couldn’t stop him,” he said emotionally.바카라
He continued, “I’m really grateful to Ki-sang. I hope we can compete again in the pros with each other’s good influence,” he said.
Park Mubin and Yoo Yoo-sang, along with Moon Jung-hyun, are considered the BIG3 of the 2023 KBL Rookie Draft, which will be held on the 21st. Let’s keep an eye on their goodwill as they head to the professional stage.