Lee Min-ji (176cm, G) is excited to participate in the 2023 NBA Basketball Camp Without Borders.
The ‘2023 Dreams Come True Camp’ hosted by Samsung Life Insurance in Yongin was held at the Samsung Training Centre (STC) on the 29th. Players from Hyosung Girls’ High School, Bundang Business High School, and Sookmyung Girls’ High School participated in the camp and trained together with the Samsung Life team. Sookmyung Girls’ ace sophomore Lee Min-ji was one of them, and she took her training with her sisters seriously.스포츠토토
“It’s my first time at the STC, and it’s really big. It’s strange to see athletes from other sports together. The food is also really good. Training with my sisters motivates me. I want to become a professional athlete as soon as possible,” she said.
The camp started on the 29th and will run until the 31st. However, Lee Min-ji will only train until the morning of the 30th before leaving. This is because he has been invited to the 2023 NBA Basketball Without Borders Camp in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), from 2 to 5 June.
In addition to Lee Min-ji, Song Yoon-ha (Sookmyung Girls’ High School, 180cm), Kim Chae-eun (Sungkyunkwan Girls’ High School, 185cm), Choi Ye-seul (Chuncheon Girls’ High School, 179cm) and Jeong Hyun (Sungkyunkwan Girls’ High School, 179cm) will join him. On the men’s side, Jang Hyuk-jun (Yongsan High School, 193cm), Kim Jung-hyun (Myeongji High School, 195cm) and Koo Seung-chae (Yangjeong High School, 192cm) have been invited.
“This is the first time I’ve been invited to a camp like this, and I’m looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to competing with players from other countries and learning from them. I’ve heard that there will be great coaches, so I hope I can learn a lot of new skills,” said Lee Min-ji.
Lee Min-ji, a sophomore, drew attention as Sookmyung Girls’ ace. At the Federation Championships in Gimcheon in May, she led her team to a runner-up finish and was awarded the Excellence Award. At 176cm, the long guard is regarded as one of the future stars of Korean basketball.
“I’m a guard, but I think my height is my advantage. I want to be good at everything, including shooting, passing, and defence. I will go to the NBA Basketball Without Borders camp and learn well and come back,” he said.