Recently, in preparation for the first window of the 2023 Men’s Basketball World Cup Asian qualifiers, the Chinese men’s basketball team announced a list of 16 players. Yi Jianlian, who returned from injury this season, did not appear on the list, while Guo Ailun, Zhou Qi, Zhou Peng, Wang Zhelin and others were all selected, and Zhao Rui returned to the team after 798 days. The Chinese men’s basketball team plans to conduct intensive training and selection at Ningbo Beilun Sports Training Base from November 15th to 22nd. According to the arrangement, the Chinese men’s basketball team will play against the Japanese team on November 27 and 28, and both games will be played at the Sendai Standard Arena in Japan.
For this list of 16 men, the head coach of the Chinese Men’s Basketball Team, Du Feng, said that the selection was mainly based on the performance and physical condition of each player in the league, as well as the characteristics of the Japanese team selected by the coaching staff of the national team. “After FIBA adjusted the game schedule, it was actually very difficult for the national team to participate in international competitions.”
“On the one hand, the league has been going on for a month. There were also National Games games before. Some players may be in the most fatigued stage. During the league, we can also see that many national team players have varying degrees of injury. , Catching a cold, this is also a more difficult problem in the preparation process.” Du Feng said, “Secondly, the time is very tight. The training time is less than a week. It is necessary to adjust a more suitable training method according to the physical condition of each team member, so as to achieve The requirements and purpose of the preparation. We also want to keep everyone healthy and complete this preparation smoothly.”
In the Asian Cup qualifiers held in June this year, the Chinese men’s basketball team defeated the Japanese team twice. What is different from the past is that the Japanese men’s basketball team was replaced two months ago. This year, the coach Tom Horvath, who led the Japanese women’s basketball team to win the Tokyo Olympics silver medal and created the best record in Japanese basketball Olympic history, succeeded Julio Lamas and became the new coach of the Japanese men’s basketball team. “Everyone knows that the Japanese team has changed their head coach, so this time it will definitely be different from the Japanese team that they played in the Asian Cup. But we will go all out and learn from the advantages and problems exposed in the last match and try our best to do our best. Use strengths and avoid weaknesses.”
It is worth mentioning that the Japanese men’s basketball team recently announced the latest national team training list. As one of the hosts of the 2023 Men’s Basketball World Cup, the Japanese team has already won tickets to the World Cup in advance. Therefore, this World Preliminary Tournament is also for the purpose of training the team. Two NBA players Hachimura and Watanabe Yutato They were not selected, but five players including Kosuke Takeuchi, Shin Hieshima and Yuki Fuki, who played in the Tokyo Olympics, were all selected.
With little change in the lineup, the Chinese Men’s Basketball Team added Zhejiang Men’s Basketball Head Coach Liu Weiwei and Shanghai Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach Liu Peng, as well as Guangzhou Men’s Basketball Head Coach Guo Shiqiang and Shandong Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach Yang Wenhai. With Bai Jiang, the head coach of the Central South University team, the coaching staff configuration of the national team is quite luxurious. “I hope that all the coaches, staff and athletes of the Chinese Men’s Basketball Team will cherish every opportunity to represent the national team, reflect their own value as much as possible in the international arena, and reflect the spirit of the Chinese men’s basketball team, no matter when it is difficult. No matter when you are leading, you must have a very good mental outlook and show the good heritage of the new Chinese men’s basketball team.” Du Feng said.
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