Hermione has a full schedule. A teacher, a varsity player, and a full-time KU basketball player. The clock is ticking for Park, a senior (G, 187cm) who can’t miss a beat.
KU won 62-45 at home against Yonsei University in the 2023 KUSF College Basketball U-League at KU’s Hwajung Gymnasium on 25 November. Park led the team to victory with 16 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 28 minutes and 43 seconds.스포츠토토
Speaking after the game, Park said, “Until my third year, playing against Yonsei was a big game, so I didn’t feel any pressure, but today (25th) morning, I didn’t feel anything. I wanted to see if it would work in my favour, and I think it did, because I felt comfortable from the first quarter,” he said after the win.
KU took a narrow lead in the first quarter on a buzzer-beater by Yoon Ki-chan (14-12). Park Mubin was held to two points in the first quarter, but came alive in the second quarter. He made two three-pointers, a free throw, and a steal in the second quarter alone. KU seized the momentum and held its opponent to four points in the second quarter and extended the lead to 19 points in the third quarter.
Park Mubin said, “You can’t win a rivalry game with offence. It’s all about defence, rebounding and playing with a lot of fight. In particular, (Lee) Dong-geun did a good job of making these plays.”
Park had a hectic May, juggling teaching practice at Hongdae High School, participation in the Korea-Japan University Selection Basketball Tournament, and league play. It was a schedule reminiscent of Hermione’s 48-hour day in the film Harry Potter. In particular, the pressure of the Korea-Japan match was added to the 19th of this month, which was held for three days. It must have been mentally and physically exhausting. “I’m not 100 per cent (fit),” Park said. I’m still doing my teacher training, and I recently caught the flu,” Park said, explaining his current physical condition.
It was the first meeting between traditional rivals Korea University and Yonsei University in 2023. True to their reputations, the stadium was packed with spectators, not only for the home team, KU, but also for the away team, Yonsei. The cheering was just as intense as last year’s regular season match, which was also attended by a full house.
Park Mubin said, “The KU fans cheer really hard. I feel proud of their support, and it gives me a lot of strength to play. I am always grateful. I can’t express it, but I’m always grateful for their support. Today’s (25th) victory was also made possible by the fans,” he said in response to the crowd’s support.
Park Mubin is already known for his personality, looks, and skills. After making a three-point shot in the third quarter, he made a three with his fingers and blew kisses to the stands of both teams. Park explained his stardom by saying, “I wanted to enjoy my joy with the fans who support Korea University.”