Men’s basketball’s Chu Il-seung, who is going for gold at the Hangzhou Asian Games, will take on his 3-on-3 basketball “brothers” in the final group game of the tournament against Korea .Korea’s men’s basketball team will take on Japan in the third game of Group D at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, at noon KST on Tuesday. With two wins against Indonesia (95-55) and Qatar (76-64) on the 26th and 28th of this month, Chu Il-seung’s team is looking to go undefeated in the group stage and advance directly to the quarterfinals. The winner of the Korea-Japan game will top the group, as Japan also has two wins. The second-place finisher will have to play one more game against the third-place finisher in Group C for a spot in the quarterfinals, putting them at a physical disadvantage heading into the tournament. His 3-on-3 basketball “brothers” lost to Japan on the 28th, so Chu Il-seung’s game against Japan will be a “revenge match” over the Chuseok holiday. The Korean 3-on-3 basketball team, consisting of Lee Won-seok (23-Samsung), Lee Doo-won (22-KT), Son Seong-jin (23-Hyundai Mobis), and Kim Dong-hyun (21-KCC), lost 17-21 in the third game of Group B against Japan .The Japanese, who are battling Chu Il-seung-ho for first place in the group, did not field their “best” team .With the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup just around the corner this month, the Asian powerhouses, including Japan, took a break from the tournament .Japan, which qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympics with three wins at the tournament, did not start any players who played at the World Cup .There are no players in their 30s. There are three players born in 2000, but the one to watch is Yuto Kawashima, the youngest player on the team, born in 2005.Kawashima, who is also the tallest player on the Japanese team at 6-foot-2, led Japan to a runner-up finish at the FIBA U-16 Asian Championship last year and was named Most Valuable Player (MVP).He has been a member of Japan’s national team for three years and was selected for the 2021 FIBA U-19 Basketball World Cup, where he was eligible to play until he was born in 2002.According to the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee, Kawashima is currently a member of the NBA Australia Global Academy. Lee Hyun-jung (Illawarra) and Yeo Jun-seok (Gonzaga University), 스포츠토토존 two of the top prospects in Korean basketball, have also participated in the academy.

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