Park Sang-woo and Choi Seung-bin, who had been together for four years at Konkuk University, decided to use Choi Seung-bin’s uniform number, 25, in the pro league.
In the 2023 KBL rookie player draft held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium on the 21st, Choi Seung-bin wore the Wonju DB uniform as the 14th pick, and Park Sang-woo wore the Ulsan Hyundai Mobis uniform as the 19th pick.
When they entered Konkuk University, they seemed like redundant forward resources, but Park Sang-woo and Choi Seung-bin, who have different play styles, relied on each other throughout their college years.
Park Sang-woo tended to rely more안전놀이터 on Choi Seung-bin.
Ahead of the draft, Park Sang-woo said, “Choi Seung-bin was a really good friend, a good rival, and a motivation who taught me many things. He jokingly tells Seungbin that he wants to join the same team. You know me well, and I know Seungbin well. “I say that because I like it so much,” he said. “If I were to be nominated as a pro, I would like to wear (Choi Seung-bin’s) number 25 if possible.” “To me, (Choi Seung-bin) is that kind of person.”
Choi Seung-bin, whom we met after completing the draft, was asked to say something to Park Sang-woo, whom he will now be meeting as his opponent in the pros, and he said, “Don’t get hurt, and since you went to the pros, let’s work harder and do well so that we can play well together.”
When asked if he had heard that Park Sang-woo would wear uniform number 25, Choi Seung-bin said, “It seems like a lie. Would you like number 25? He found out about it after reading an article, and when I asked him if he was going to do it, he said he would. It seems like a lie. “We’ll have to see whether he does it or not.”
Park Sang-woo said, “I decided to take the number 25,” and added, “Even though Seung-bin is on a different team, he is always watching and monitors whether I am doing well, so I hope I work hard. You shouldn’t get hurt. (If we meet Choi Seung-bin as an opponent), we know well that we cannot use force, so we have to be subtle and cunning to stop him.”
Both Choi Seung-bin and Park Sang-woo told club officials at the draft site that their desired uniform number was 25. Currently, neither DB nor Hyundai Mobis are using number 25 among domestic players.
Park Sang-woo pledged, “I don’t know when I will get the opportunity, but I will do my best to become a prepared player who can seize the opportunity.”
Seungbin Choi said, “I can’t believe I’m wearing the green uniform again (like Konkuk University), it’s so amazing, it feels like fate,” and “I want to meet Windy fans as soon as possible, grow further, help my team, DB, and show great play like Seungbin Choi.” “I will give it to you,” he said emphatically.
Although they are now on different teams, Park Sang-woo and Choi Seung-bin wear the same uniform numbers and share their hearts together.