Jeonju KCC, which recruited ‘Big Man’ Lee Jong-hyun (203 cm) through trade and improved its height, rose to 6th place alone.
KCC defeated 2nd place Changwon LG, who had won 4 consecutive wins, 87-64 in the 2022-23 SKT A-Dot professional basketball home game held at Jeonju Indoor Gymnasium on the 5th. KCC, which broke a 5-game losing streak, finished the season with a record of 17-20, beating Suwon KT (17-21) by 0.5 game, and placed in 6th place alone, the last line of playoffs in the round of 6.
KCC played a solid role with 32 points and 13 rebounds amid Lee Seung-hyun’s elbow injury, which took a large part under the goal. In particular, he won a complete victory in the height battle against Asem Marey (LG), one of the best foreign centers this season. Marey scored only 11 points and 7 rebounds in the early game of momentum.
On the 1st of this month, the trade deadline, Lee Jong-hyun, who changed his uniform from Goyang Carrot to KCC, recorded 4 points and 3 rebounds in 15 minutes and 42 seconds, and had a smooth transfer ceremony. Lee Jong-hyun, who was nominated by Ulsan Hyundai Mobis as the first overall pick in the 2016 rookie draft and jumped into the professional stage, has been active as a national team member since his time at Korea University and has been highly anticipated, but he has not been able to show his skills due to frequent injuries. Then, he was traded to Orion (now Carrot) in November 2020, and this time he had to move the team again. On the day of his birthday, he greeted Jeonju’s home fans for the first time and even received a gift of team victory.
Leading 45-38 until the first half, KCC split the game early. 5 minutes into the 3rd quarter tied LG scoreless and poured 16 points to run away with a score of 61-38. In KCC, Heo Woong (16 points, 6 assists), Jeong Chang-young (12 points, 5 rebounds), and Kim Sang-gyu (10 points) were evenly active. On the other hand, LG, which won the last two games in a row by 17 points, failed to win five in a row and recorded 24 wins and 14 losses. 카지노
In Ulsan, third place Hyundai Mobis defeated Wonju DB 80-71. Hyundai Mobis, who lost after being hit by Carrot’s buzzer beater the previous day, changed the atmosphere in just one game. The season record was 23 wins and 15 losses, one game behind second place LG. Filipino Ronjay Amarientos led the team to victory by exploding 23 points, including 7 3-pointers. Gage Prim added strength under the goal with 19 points and 14 rebounds.
4 minutes and 20 seconds before the end of the game, Hyundai Mobis succeeded in turning the score around 70-68 thanks to Prim’s 3-point play, and then ran away to 75-68 with Avarientos’ 3 points and Seo Myung-jin’s 2 points to seize the victory. DB suffered 2 losses in a row after 4 wins in a row under the acting coach Kim Joo-seong, and stayed in 8th place (16 wins, 22 losses), 1.5 games behind KCC.