Hyunjung Lee Selected to Korean Senior National Team
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson’s Hyunjung Lee has been selected to Korea’s final 12-player Senior National Team, as announced by the President of the Korean Basketball Association Monday.
“Representing my country is the biggest dream since I started playing basketball,” said Lee. “It will be a great experience and lesson. I will learn as much as possible from this great opportunity.”
A rising junior from Yongin, Republic of Korea, Lee and his teammates will participate in FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers as well as 2020 Olympic Qualifying Tournaments this summer.
The Korean National Team will begin its quest next month with hopes of making the Summer Games July 23 – August 8 in Tokyo, Japan.
In just two seasons at Davidson, Lee has established himself as one of the nation’s top shooters. As a sophomore, the 6-7 guard became the first-ever Wildcat to conclude the season shooting at least 50 percent overall, 40 percent from 3-point range and 90 percent at the line.
Since the 1992-93 campaign, only 11 Division I college basketball players have accomplished this feat.
A 2020 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie selection, Lee averaged 13.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists this past season, while helping the Wildcats to a third-place finish in the conference standings, followed by a postseason NIT berth.
NoD Editorial note: Lee is the second member of his family to be selected for this honor. His mother Sung Jung-A played for the Korean National Team in 1984. Her team earned the Silver Medal in the Olympics, losing to Team USA in the final game.