Park Se-jin (30, 201cm), who obtained the qualification as a free agent (FA) for the first time in his life, is waiting for a letter of intent.메이저놀이터
Park Se-jin (before renaming Han Jun-young) drew attention as a promising center in Yongsan High School. As an authentic center, his strength was his straightforward play behind the goal. After entering Hanyang University, he did not show much presence, but his skills improved rapidly from the third year. In the 2016 collegiate league, his senior year, he averaged 16.7 points and 10.3 rebounds. On May 30, in the central match, he achieved a record of 40-20 for the first time in the college league with 40 points and 20 rebounds. As a result, he was nominated by Jeonju KCC with the 9th pick in the first round in the 2016 KBL Rookie Draft, which is called the golden generation.
However, there was no place for Park Se-jin on his professional stage. Until last season, it was all that he played an average of 8 minutes and 6 seconds in 35 regular league games. After the 2018-2019 season, there is no record of his first team appearances. He stayed mainly in the D-League, and averaged 19 minutes and 38 seconds in six games last season, recording 10.7 points and 5.3 rebounds.
Park Se-jin, who obtained the qualification for free agency for the first time in his life after the end of the season, could not sign a contract with any team during the free negotiation period from the 8th to the 22nd. But he didn’t give up. He is waiting for a letter of intent to recruit while building his body at his alma mater, Hanyang University.
Park Se-jin, who met before the 2023 KUSF College Basketball U-League game between Hanyang University and Kyunghee University on the 24th, said, “After the season, we are training together at our alma mater. Since he was a free agent, he had nowhere to go, so he asked Hanyang University coaches and coaches to work out. His juniors are also helping little by little. There was a match today (24th), so I went to the gym to cheer.”
In order for Park Se-jin to continue his career as a player, he must receive a letter of intent. His heartbreaking wait continues, but his will is firm. He got married last year and became the head of the family, and desperately wants to extend his active duty for his family.
“Honestly, his career was cut short after he was discharged from Sangmu. He had some expectations on the free agency market because he showed nothing. So, I think it’s my turn to submit the letter of intent. He now has a strong desire to continue his career as a player. If he doesn’t get picked by any team, I think he’ll have to think about what he’ll do.” Sejin Park says:
“I got married last year and now I am the head of a family. I lack a lot, but I have a family to take care of. more sincere because It’s been a while since I’ve had an interview like this, but I think this is also an opportunity. Each team will have plans A, B, and C, but I think I will be in D, E, and F. In the meantime, I have been working out with earnestness, so I will wait until tomorrow (25th).”
Park Se-jin eagerly waits for a letter of intent for recruitment, thinking of his family. Will he be able to play on the KBL court next season? The deadline for submitting a letter of intent to recruit an FA is until 12:00 noon on the 25th.