Lim Hyun-taek, the ‘youngest’ member of the 3×3 team, regrets scoring the most goals in 2 consecutive games…”I lost my tempo due to compulsion”

“I should have stepped up, but I didn’t. I’m so sorry for the team.”

SK’s Lim Hyun-taek was highly anticipated ahead of the tournament. As an active professional player, Lim was expected to help the team’s strength with his 197-centimeter height. As the youngest player on the team, Lim lived up to expectations, scoring 15 points in the first two games of the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup 2024 Qualifying Draw Group B at the OCBC Square Special Court in Singapore on Nov. 27. However, his defense, which was affected by a rapid decline in fitness, 메이저 토토사이트 left something to be desired.

Lim, who is currently serving in the military as a social service worker, was selected by coach Lee Seung-jun ahead of the tournament. With no other scorer besides Park Rae-hoon, the team looked to the 197-centimeter swingman for a breakthrough on offense.

Despite being slow on his feet, Lim did his part on the 3×3 Asia Cup court. In back-to-back games against the Northern Mariana Islands (9 points, two 3-pointers) and Indonesia (6 points, one 3-pointer) on Nov. 27, he scored the most points on the team.

Speaking after the loss to Indonesia, Lim said, “It’s too bad. The physical problems and Taehyung’s absence were too big. If I had played more, the result would have been different, but I couldn’t do that. My shots were shaky because I was out of shape. I was disappointed with everything,” he said of the loss to Indonesia.

As Lim admitted, he tired quickly in the first half of the match. As the slow-footed Lim ran out of energy, the Indonesians targeted him, and the team, which was shorthanded without Seok Jong-tae, was unable to withstand the Indonesian offense.

“We should have defended more, but we didn’t. I think we didn’t adapt to the heat. We didn’t maintain our tempo because we didn’t have substitutes and we were forced to play full 10 minutes. I overplayed and lost energy in both offense and defense.” Lim said.

Although the team is not out of the competition yet, Lim hopes the fans will support them until the end. “I think we need to replenish our physical strength first. I will focus on recovering as much as possible today to give it my all tomorrow. I will throw everything at the game so that it won’t be my last game,” he said, reinforcing his determination to win against Sri Lanka.

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