The start was gorgeous. But now it has become the forgotten overall number one. He returned to the court after 297 days. 안전놀이터
Seoul Samsung included Cha Min-seok in the entry prior to the home game against Hyundai Mobis in Ulsan in the 2022-23 season on the 27th. It was the first time this season and it was the first time in 297 days.
Cha Min-seok has the title of the first high school graduate in KBL history as the first overall rookie. It is an honor that even Song Gyo-chang of the world could not obtain. Such a splendid start is now only an old memory. Suffering from frequent injuries, he has yet to become a true ‘Samsung Man’.
The 2022-23 season seemed to be a new opportunity for Cha Min-seok. It was expected that he would secure Samsung’s goal along with Lee Won-seok, and Samsung coach Eun Hee-seok, in particular, tried to develop him into ‘Stretch 4’. In the end, it was an injury that destroyed all these plans. A stress fracture prevented him from returning during the first half, and he was barely on the court until the end of January.
Cha Min-seok, who stepped on the court after a long time, was active. Although his first attack attempt was blocked with a block shot, his bold rim attack was obviously no different from before. He reported his first goal with an accurate mid-range jumper and helped Samsung pursue the game with active physical fights and lively movements.
It is difficult to see Min-seok Cha’s return match as successful as his first drink was not enough, but he scored 4 points and 1 rebound in 8 minutes and 14 seconds, giving hope that he could get better in the future.
Coach Eun said after the game, “(Cha) Min-seok is one of the players that should not be easily overlooked throughout this season. Even though it was his first game, I think he did well.”
He added, “He showed that he will grow into a forward resource who can take responsibility even to the outskirts if he trains more and communicates again in the future.”
Due to Lee Won-seok’s departure from a calf injury, Samsung, which was already weak, became more loose under the goal. There is no Jo Woo-sung, who has performed more than expected, so the height competitiveness is hitting the bottom. In the meantime, Cha Min-seok’s joining can certainly be of great help. In particular, as a player who does not hesitate to play tough, it is also a style that suits Samsung best under the coaching system.
The important thing is to prevent injuries. It is important not to get hurt anymore. If he can receive opportunities consistently without injury, he can quickly erase the disgrace of being the forgotten No. 1 overall player.