South Korea national basketball team

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Korea 대한민국
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FIBA ranking 27 Increase4
Joined FIBA 1947
FIBA zone FIBA Asia
National federation Korea Basketball Association
Coach Yoo Jae-hak
Olympic Games
Appearances 6 (First in 1948)
Medals None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 1970)
Medals None
FIBA Asia Championship
Appearances 25 (First in 1960)
Medals Gold medal asia.svg Gold: 1969, 1997
Silver medal asia.svg Silver: 1967, 1973, 1977, 1981, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003
Bronze medal asia.svg Bronze: 1963, 1965, 1971, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1993, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2013
Asian Games
Appearances 16 (First in 1954)
Medals Gold medal asia.svg Gold: 1970, 1982, 2002, 2014
Silver medal asia.svg Silver: 1974, 1978, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2010
Bronze medal asia.svg Bronze: 1962, 1966, 1990
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

The Korean national basketball team (alternate names include Republic of Korea and South Korea) is the team representing South Korea in international men's basketball competitions. It is administered by the Korea Basketball Association (Korean: 대한농구협회).

Based on the number of overall medals won, South Korea is a major force among basketball teams of FIBA Asia. The team has won a record number of 23 medals at the FIBA Asia Championship. Furthermore, South Korea is the only nation that has qualified for this event every year since it was first held in 1960.[1]

History[edit]

Jamsil Students' Gymnasium, venue for games of the Korean Basketball League, has been the playground for several players of South Korea's national team.

Throughout its basketball history, South Korea has always been among the top teams in Asia. Despite often considered as standing in the shadow of China, the team had its moments of glory. The first major accomplishment was at the 1948 Summer Olympics, when it finished 8th, better than any other Asian nation, and ahead of teams such as Canada, Argentina, and Italy.

Later, in 1969 and 1970, the team enjoyed a brief period to shine, when it won the 1969 Asian Championship, and ultimately qualified for the 1970 FIBA World Championship. There, as the only Asian team, South Korea finished ahead of Australia (champion of FIBA Oceania) and Egypt (champion of FIBA Africa).

The most recent major accomplishment was the gold medal at the 1997 Asian Championship. At the 2007 FIBA Asia Championship, Korea was able to go on a streak, and won the first 5 games. Because of the "four centers" Ha Seung-jin (221 cm), Kim Joo-sung (205 cm), Lee Dong-jun (202 cm), and Kim Min-soo (200 cm), South Korea had the tournament's highest 2-point field goal percentage (61%). Korea was also a team that had a strong back court with Kim Seung-hyun (179 cm), Yang Dong-geun (182 cm), Kim Dong-woo (198 cm), and Choi Jin-soo (205 cm), who guaranteed that the team was in the tournaments top-3 in free throw percentage (70.6) and assists per game (11.5).[2]

Roster[edit]

Korea men's national basketball team - 2014 Asian Games roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age - DOB Ht. Club
PF 4 Moon Tae-jong 38 - (1975-12-01)December 1, 1975 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Changwon LG Sakers South Korea
SG 5 Park Chan-hee 27 - (1987-04-17)April 17, 1987 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Anyang KGC South Korea
PG 6 Yang Dong-geun (C) 33 - (1981-09-14)September 14, 1981 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Ulsan Mobis Phoebus South Korea
PG 7 Kim Tae-sul 30 - (1984-08-13)August 13, 1984 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Jeonju KCC Egis South Korea
C 8 Lee Jong-hyun 20 - (1994-02-05)February 5, 1994 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Korea University South Korea
SG 9 Kim Sun-hyung 26 - (1988-07-01)July 1, 1988 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Seoul SK Knights South Korea
SF 10 Cho Sung-min 30 - (1983-12-23)December 23, 1983 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) Busan KT Sonicboom South Korea
SF 11 Yang Hee-jong 30 - (1984-05-11)May 11, 1984 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Anyang KGC South Korea
C 12 Kim Joo-sung 34 - (1979-11-09)November 9, 1979 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Wonju Dongbu Promy South Korea
SF 13 Heo Il-young 29 - (1985-08-05)August 5, 1985 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Goyang Orions South Korea
C 14 Oh Se-keun 27 - (1987-05-20)May 20, 1987 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Sangmu South Korea
C 15 Kim Jong-kyu 23 - (1991-07-03)July 3, 1991 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Changwon LG Sakers South Korea
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • South Korea Lee Sang-beom
  • South Korea Lee Hun-jae

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on September 19, 2014

Depth chart[edit]

South Korea's starting lineup in 2014
Pos. Starter Bench Bench
C Kim Jong-kyu Lee Jong-hyun
PF Kim Joo-sung Lee Seung-jun
SF Yun Ho-young Choi Jun-yong Moon Seong-gon
SG Cho Sung-min Kim Min-goo
PG Yang Dong-geun Kim Sun-hyung Kim Tae-sul

Competitions[edit]

Past rosters[edit]

1948 Olympic Games: finished 8th among 23 teams Ahn Byung-Suk, Bang Won-Sun, Chang Chin-Ri, Chyo Joon-Deuk, Kang Hyun-Bong, Kim Shin-Chung, Lee Yung-Choon, Lee Hoon-Sang, Oh Chul-Soo

1956 Olympic Games: finished 14th among 15 teams Ahn Byung-Suk, Kim Young-Su, Cho Byung-Hyun, Kim Choon-Pae, Kim Young-Ki, Ko Se-Te, Paik Nan-Chung, Choi Tae-Kon, Ahn Young-Sik, Kim Hyung-I

1964 Olympic Games: finished 16th among 16 teams Shin Dong-pa, Moon Hyun-chang, Kim Young-il, Kim Seung-kyu, Chung Jin-bong, Lee Byung-koo, Kim Young-ki, Kim Chung-sun, Ha Ui-kun, Kim Moo-hyun, Bang Yeul, Kim In-kun (Coach: Kim Hee)

1968 Olympic Games: finished 14th among 16 teams Shin Dong-pa, Lee In-pyo, Kim Young-il, Kim Moo-hyun, Kim In-kun, Choi Jong-kyu, Lee Kyung-jae, Ha Ui-kun, Yoo Hee-hyung, Park Han, Lee Byung-koo, Kwak Hyun-chae (Coach: Lee Kyung-jae, J. Jeff Gausepohl)

1970 World Championship: finished 11th among 13 teams Shin Dong-pa, Lee In-pyo, Kim In-kun, Kim Young-il, Park Han, Choi Jong-kyu, Yoo Hee-hyung, Lee Byung-koo, Yoo Jung-kun, Lee Ja-young, Shin Hyun-soo, Kwak Hyun-chae (Coach: Kim Young-ki)

1978 World Championship: finished 13th among 14 teams Kim In-Jin, Kim Pyung-Man, Jung Young-Soo, Jang Bong-Hak, Park Sang-Ung, Park Soo-Kyo, Kim Sang-Chun, Kim Hyung-Nyun, Kim Dong-Kwang, Koo Jong-Hoo, Lee Mun-Kyu, Choi Bu-Young (Coach: Kim Moo-Hyung)

1986 World Championship: finished 22nd among 24 teams Hur Jae, Park In-kyu, Lee Min-hyun, Cho Yoon-ho, Han Ki-bum, Lee Mun-kyu, Kim Hyun-jun, Kim You-taek, Kim Sung-wook, Lee Won-woo, Lee Chung-hee, Goh Myong-hwa (Coach: Kim In-kun)

1988 Olympic Games: finished 9th among 12 teams Hur Jae, Lee Mun-Kyu, Han Ki-Bum, Kim Hyun-Jun, Kim Yoo-taek, Lee Won-woo, Lee Chung-hee, Park Jong-chun, Kim Yoon-hoo, Oh Seh-woong, Yoo Jae-hak, Choi Chul-kwon (Coach: Pang Yul)

1990 World Championship: finished 15th among 16 teams Hur Jae, Kim Hyun-jun, Kang Dong-hee, Kim Yoo-taek, Lee Chung-hee, Lee Won-woo, Lee Min-hyun, Seo Dae-seong, Choi Byung-shik, Kim Jin, Jung Jae-kun, Pyo Pil-sang (Coach: Kim In-kun)

1994 World Championship: finished 13th among 16 teams Hur Jae, Kang Dong-hee, Hyun Joo-yup, Mun Kyung-eun, Kim Yoo-taek, Jung Jae-kun, Lee Sang-min, Kim Young-man, Seo Jang-hun, Kim Seung-ki, Oh Sung-sik, Chun Hee-chul (Coach: Lee In-pyo)

1996 Olympic Games: finished 12th among 12 teams Hur Jae, Kang Dong-hee, Hyun Joo-yup, Lee Sang-min, Mun Kyung-eun, Jung Jae-kun, Oh Sung-sik, Woo Ji-won, Chung Kyung-ho, Yang Hee-seung, Cho Dong-gi, Chun Hee-chul (Coach: Choi In-sun)

1998 World Championship: finished 16th among 16 teams Kang Dong-hee, Lee Sang-min, Hyun Joo-yup, Mun Kyung-eun, Seo Jang-hun, Kim Sung-chul, Kim Joo-Sung, Choo Seung-gyun, Kim Hee-sun, Kim Byong-chul, Yang Kyung-min, Cho Sang-hyun (Coach: Chung Kwang-suk)

2008 Roster Joo Hee-Jung, Jung Young-sam, Kang Byung-hyun, Kim Tae-sul, Chun Jung-kyu, Yoon Ho-young, Lee Kwang-jae, Yang Hee-Jong, Kim Min-soo, Oh Se-Keun, Kim Joo-Sung, Ha Seung-Jin (Coach: Kim Nam-gi)

2011 Roster Park Chan-Hee, Lee Jung-Suk, Yang Dong-Geun, Kang Byung-Hyun, Moon Tae-Jong, Kim Yong-Hwan, Cho Sung-Min, Yang Hee-Jong, Kim Joo-Sung, Ha Seung-Jin, Oh Se-Keun, Kim Jong-Kyu

2012 Roster Park Chan-Hee, Kim Sun-Hyung, Kim Tae-Sool, Choi Jin-Soo, Kim Dong-Uk, Oh Se-Keun, Yang Hee-Jong, Lee Jong-Hyun, Yoon Ho-Young, Lee Seung-Jun, Kim Jong-Kyu

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], fibaasia.net, accessed 16 December 2010.
  2. ^ 2007 FIBA Asia Championship, Tokushima, Japan, fiba.com, accessed 18 December 2010.

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