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“Hope to Enter NBA…”

Posted January. 27, 2005 22:58,   


Bang Sung-yoon (Roanoke Dazzle), playing in the NBA’s official lower league, the NBDL, has opened his mouth to comment about his future before the domestic professional newcomer draft, which will be held February 2.

Bang, at a meeting with his Yonsei University teacher Choi Hee-am (the former pro basketball team Mobis director) in Roanoke yesterday, said, “Being a draft candidate against my will has a negative side, but there is nothing that can be done. I just hope that everything will be treated rationally.”

He added, “When in America, I suddenly realized how great Samsung and LG Corporation is.” However, he also showed his ease, saying, “However, I do not mind SK, KTF, SBS and Mobis, which have the most probability of selecting me.” Bang will have to return to Korean ground sometime. However, as long as he is in America, his wish is to have a chance to try for the NBA for two or three years.

On the other hand, Bang scored 28 points, his personal maximum score since going to America, in a home game against the league’s leading team, the Columbus Riverdragons, ending the game with a 116-90 win.

Jong-Seok Kim kjs0123@donga.com