The Jinju City Basketball Association has created a 3×3 team and will begin full-scale activities this year.
Jinju City has been steadily engaged in activities based on sports basketball, and has expanded its activities to 3×3 by hosting the KXO 3×3 Jinju Tour since 2022. The KXO 3×3 Pearl Tour, which began with Chairman Kim In-sung’s will to revitalize basketball in Jinju, will be held in Jinju for the third consecutive year.
After holding the KXO 3×3 Pearl Tour for two years and seeing the potential of 3×3, Jinju Basketball Association Chairman Kim In-sung has been working hard since the end of last year to create the Jinju 3×3 team (tentative name), which will come to fruition in 2024.
The Jinju Basketball Association has been working directly to revitalize 3×3 not only in Jinju but also in the Gyeongnam region, 토토사이트 and recently confirmed a seven-player team, which will enter the 3×3 stage in earnest from 2024.
The new Jinju 3×3 team, which will start its activities in 2024, has confirmed the team name ‘Hamo Jinju’ and will participate in the 2024 KXO League with seven players, including Kim Ji-hoon, Kim Sang-hoon, Kim Min-soo, Kang Byul, Jeon Sung-jin, Lee Sung-joon, and Goo Beom-mo. One of them, Kim Min-soo, has the unusual distinction of being a former SK player of the same name who now works as a teacher in Jinju.
The team name, “Hamo Jinju,” adopted by the Jinju Basketball Association, has a meaning.
Hamo is a representative character of Jinju City based on the otter, a natural monument that lives in Jinyang Lake and Namgang River, and other sports registered with the Jinju Sports Federation are not allowed to use the team name. However, to encourage the creation of 3×3 teams, the city of Jinju specifically authorized 3×3 teams to use the team name Hamo for one year, and the newly launched Jinju 3×3 team will be able to use the team name ‘Hamo Jinju’ to represent the region.
Kim In-sung, president of the Jinju Basketball Association, said, “I’m happy that Jinju players will be able to participate in the Korean 3×3 scene. Our Jinju basketball players have suffered a lot because Jinju has a strong image as a basketball barren area. 토토사이트 추천 Despite the difficulties, there are many players in Jinju who have a strong passion for basketball. I hope that through the creation of ‘Hamo Jinju’, players from the Jinju area will be able to showcase their skills on the national stage,” he said.
Hamo Jinju, which will make its debut through the ‘2024 KXO 3×3 Hongcheon Tour and KXO League Round 1’ starting on the 27th, expressed its determination to do its best to qualify for the FIBA 3×3 Hongcheon Challenger 2024 and the National Championships scheduled to be held in May.