“I learned a lot from watching Oh Se-geun play. I think he did well.”
Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation won 81-67 in the second game against the Seoul SK Knights in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Championship (Best of 7) held at Anyang Gymnasium on the 27th.
As a result, KGC Ginseng Corporation won 1 win after 1 loss and made the match the starting point.
On this day, a welcome guest from Anyang visited the stadium. Center Yuya Nagayoshi of Rising Zephyr Fukuoka in the Japanese professional basketball B2 league came with his wife (Sayaka Nagayoshi).
When we met before the game, he said with a smile, “I came to Korea with his wife to support Oh Se-geun. Maybe it’s because it’s the championship match, but the atmosphere in the stadium is different and I’m excited.”
The relationship between Nagayoshi Yuya and Oh Se-geun goes back to college days. It is because Oh Se-geun had experience of facing each other in the 100-fold competition as a member of the Korean selection team and the Japanese selection team during the Chung-Ang University days and Nagayoshi during the Aoyama Gakuin University days.
The two played the same center position, but were selected for the college selection as well as the national team, and faced each other several times. In addition to international competitions, he also had experience facing KGC Ginseng Corporation and Kawasaki Brave Thunders at the East Asia Club Championship held in Tokyo, Japan in 2016.
After playing for two years at Kawasaki, Nagayoshi moved to Kyoto Hannah Lees and played an active part until the 2021-2022 season before moving to the current Fukuoka team for the 2022-2023 season. The B.League Division 1 season is still in progress, but the B2 season has long since ended. As soon as the season is over, he deliberately decided to go to Korea to watch Oh Se-geun’s game.
He said, “I came to Korea yesterday on a three-day, two-night schedule. Traveling with my wife is important, but I wanted to see Oh Se-geun’s game somehow. It was difficult to get tickets for the championship game, but WILL CEO Jung Yong-gi and KGC Ginseng Corporation helped. I was able to watch the game. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you.” ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Nagayoshi, who saw Oh Se-geun who came out of the team meeting after the game, politely greeted him by calling him “Senpai (senpai).” His wife Sayaka, who was next to him, smiled and said, “Maybe it’s because I haven’t seen Oh Se-geun in person for a long time, but he looks more nervous than usual.”
Nagayoshi, who also took a picture with Yang Hee-jong, said, “I know Se-geun is 36 years old now, but at a glance, he played for more than 30 minutes. As a veteran, watching him lead his juniors and unfold his play was a really good study. It became an opportunity to study what to do when Se-geun is older now.”
Oh Se-geun led the team to victory by posting 21 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals while running for 31 minutes and 37 seconds that day.
Oh Se-geun said, “Nagayoshi came for a long time, but I’m glad I won the game. When I asked about the schedule, it was a little sad that he said he would go in tomorrow, but next time I have a chance, I want to meet him and treat him to a meal.”