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17 February, 2020
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Korea name young 12-player roster headed by Ra Guna for opening window of FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers

SEOUL (Korea) - The Korea Basketball Association (KBA) have officially announced a 12-player roster for their upcoming games in the first window of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers.

 

Korea's 12-player roster for FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers    
Heo Hoon Kim NakHyun Jeon SeongHyen Choi JunYong
Song KyoChang Moon SeongGon Yang HongSeok Jeon JunBeom
Kim JongKyu Lee SeoungHyun Kang SangJae Ra Guna

 

Korea is the all-time leader in Asia Cup podium finishes with 25 in total. They are not holding back in loading up their roster as their campaign starts towards another appearance at Asia Cup 2021. Though the players named are relatively young, they are not lacking in quality.

Top-form promising youngsters Heo Hoon, Song Kyo-Chang, and Yang Hong-Seok are all listed to the squad, following their high-quality performances with their respective teams in the Korean Basketball League (KBL) this season. For countries that are deep in talent like Korea, the Asia Cup Qualifiers offer great opportunities to expand that pool and develop even more skilled players to shine for the national team.

Korea’s paint will be locked down by World Cup stand-out Ra Guna along with the Asia Cup veteran Kim Jong-Kyu.

(Kim JongKyu, FIBA Asia Cup 2017)

The first game of Korea’s Asia Cup Qualifiers campaign will be on the road in Indonesia at the Mahaka in Jakarta, Indonesia which will be played on 20 February at 7:00 PM (GMT +7). They will then head home to Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul to face Thailand on 23 February at 3:00 PM (GMT +9).

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