Tournament MVP Choi Ha-il’s dream: “Always be with my KOREA 2 teammates”
Choi Ha-il took home the MVP honors.
The ‘4th Rookie Bae Basketball Tournament with Westjin’, hosted by basketball magazine Rookie, was held on the morning of the 19th at Dongincheon Girls’ Middle School Gymnasium in Seo-gu, Incheon.
The tournament was organized and hosted by basketball magazine Rookie and the Incheon West Basketball Association, 안전카지노사이트 with title sponsor Westjin, a famous bakery in Goyang, as well as sponsors TwoNTBus, Stuff, Aim Sports, Molten, AGS, and Smashing Sports.
A total of nine teams participated in the fourth edition of the tournament, including Gimpo KBC, Bucheon Samsung, Lineup, Incheon Samsung, KOREA 1, Summit Basketball, Hi-Hoop Basketball Class, KOREA 2, and Siheung Samsung.
After a tough preliminary round, KOREA 2 won the tournament, defeating Lineup in the quarterfinals and Gimpo KBC in the finals. In particular, the final was a nail-biter that ended in a one-point victory.
Choi Ha-il was named the MVP of the tournament for leading KOREA 2 to victory. He received a trophy, a certificate, and a variety of prizes, including an AGS backpack, a Stuff T-shirt, and a WestJin cake.
“First of all, it’s really good. My friends did a lot more than me. It was a team win,” he said, giving credit to his teammates for playing together.
“During the final, I played with the idea that I had to stop this at all costs. I was really desperate,” he reflected.
You’ve won championships before, but this is the first time you’ve won MVP since you started playing basketball. It’s definitely a memory that will stay with him for a long time.
“I’ve won championships elsewhere, but this is my first MVP. It feels really good to get it,” he said.
When asked about his favorite basketball player, he said, “Hehun is my favorite. I love him a lot because he’s the one I see the most whenever I watch basketball. He recently retired from the army, and I wish him well in the future.”
In the end, Choi Ha-il thought more about the teamwork he built with his teammates than the championship. He wants to continue to have fun playing basketball with his friends in KOREA 2.
“It was always fun to play with my friends. I always want to play with them. Today’s victory was also achieved by playing with my friends,” he emphasized.