“I want to get back to my old self,” says injury-plagued Sono Jo Eunfu

“I want to return to my old self”

Cho Eun-hoo (188 cm, G) was drafted by Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation (now Anyang Jungkwanjang) with the 10th overall pick in the 2021 KBL Domestic Rookie Draft. A graduate of Yongsan High School and Sungkyunkwan University, Cho Eun-hoo was touted as a guard to back up Byun Jun-hyung (185 cm, G).

In fact, Cho received quite a few opportunities in the 2021-2022 season. He averaged 8:48 minutes in nine regular-season games. His per-game numbers were 3.2 points, 1.8 assists, and 1.0 rebounds. His numbers weren’t bad for the minutes he played.

However, after KGC Ginseng changed its coaching staff from the 2022-2023 season, Cho Eun-hoo spent most of his time on the bench. No. There were many days when he wasn’t even on the bench. In the 2022-2023 season, 온라인카지노 he only played in two games. His average playing time was only 2 minutes and 58 seconds.

After failing to get a chance, Cho Eun-hoo was traded to Goyang Sono during the 2023-2024 season. He was reunited with the coach who drafted him, Kim Seung-ki. However, she didn’t get much playing time in Sono either. She was on the court for a limited amount of time, averaging 2 minutes and 37 seconds in eight games.

“I’ve had a stress fracture in my shin since my debut,” Cho said at the Goyang Sono Arena on the afternoon of the 11th. It was the same last season. As a result, my playing time was uneven, and I had to continue rehabilitation,” she said, reflecting on her 2023-2024 season.

Of course, Cho Eun-hoo has potential as a backup guard. However, Sono coach Kim Seung-ki said, “There are many players who need to support (Lee) Jung-hyun and (Lee) Jae-do. (Cho) Eun-hoo is one of them. But he needs to get his mind right,” and criticized Cho Eun-hoo’s mindset.

With the addition of Hong Kyung-kyung (184 cm, G), Cho Eun-hoo has limited opportunities to showcase herself. To break the mold, she has to sweat more than ever before.

With nothing to prove, she needs to prepare her body and mind thoroughly. And then she has to show herself on the court. She needs to minimize her weaknesses and maximize her strengths.

However, she says, “My preparation is always the same. I know the kind of basketball the coach wants to play. But you have to be physically ready. I can only do what the coach wants me to do if I’m ready,” she said, adding that her physical condition was more important.

“It was hard for me to even get past half court, so I put more importance on my physical condition, and after I got my body ready, I had to try to get my shots up,” she said, emphasizing ‘physical condition’ once again.

“No matter what kind of performance I give, I only need to win for the team. The team comes first for me. I want to play according to that, and I want to make it easy for my brothers who are good at attacking, so I want to help them well,” he said, emphasizing the importance of selflessness.

“To compare my current performance with my previous ones, I looked at my old videos. My mindset was the same as before, but my body wasn’t,” he said, referring to his lack of fitness.

Finally, “I’ve fully recovered from (the stress fracture). I’m not going to sacrifice my body, I’m going to push myself as hard as I can. I want to get back to the way I was when I was healthy. I want to get back to the way I used to be,” he said. His determination was quite strong and firm.