Sendai’s candid confession: “I signed Yang Jae-min because of his size… He has unlimited growth potential”

Yang Jae-min (24, Sendai) is earning the trust of his new head coach.

The Sendai Eighteeners defeated the Gunma Crane Thunders 87-75 on Friday in the fourth round of the 2023-24 Nippon Professional Basketball League B League Regular Season at Zebio Arena Sendai in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Sendai improved to 2-5 on the season. 카지노사이트

Yang Jae-min, who joined Sendai in the offseason, solidified himself as a starter in the first four games. But then something happened. Yang injured his right knee when he was crushed by a falling foreign player in Osaka on March 15. He then missed the two games against Chiba on the 21st and 22nd due to pain.

After missing 10 days of team training due to the knee injury, Yang returned to practice on the 25th. Yang was energetic on offense, scoring six points. His ability to block shots from 6-foot-6 point guards to 6-foot-8 centers was impressive, and he kept his teammates’ spirits high on the bench.

Yang Jae-min, the first Korean player to reach the top tier of the Nippon Professional Basketball League, is in his fourth year this season. After spending his first two seasons with Shinshu, he moved to the champion Utsunomiya Brex and was highly sought after. However, one injury in a star-studded club pushed him out of the starting lineup. Eventually, Yang moved to Sendai, where he could get more opportunities.

Sendai is led by head coach Hiroki Fujita, 37. The young coach has been coaching in the Japanese professional basketball scene since 2013. To find out why he wanted Jae-min Yang, we interviewed him in person in Sendai on the 25th.

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