Lee Jung-hyeon (24, Carrot, Goyang), who is growing amidst the expectations and criticisms of the command tower, made the team win with outstanding performance.
Lee Jung-hyun participated in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Round 5 away game against Hyundai Mobis held at Dongchun Gymnasium in Ulsan on the 4th, and played 40 minutes full-time, scoring 15 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists, including 2 3-point shots. .
After the All-Star break, Lee Jung-hyun, who scored single-digit points in 5 out of 6 games, showed a comeback by recording the most individual points in the second half of the day.
Lee Jung-hyun became the target of attention from coach Kim Seung-gi (51) Carrot, who was known as a ‘guard trainer’ from before the season. At a press conference in July of last year, coach Kim said, “I have made a plan to go up to the championship match within three years. I think there will be three years later when Lee Jung-hyun grows up.”
Even after that, director Kim did not spare any bitter words about Lee Jung-hyun whenever he had a chance. He went so far as to write the expression “I don’t like it too much”. He especially expressed dissatisfaction whenever Lee Jung-hyun’s old habits came out.
Director Kim showed affection as much as his whip. He commented, “It’s getting better,” and said, “(Fans) will curse me for shouting and scolding me, but the most important thing is to make players and normalize them.” Coach Kim said, “I’ve never excluded Jung Hyun-yi from the selection since I came here,” and said, “I have to raise him that way.”
Even before the game on the 4th, coach Kim said, “I have a habit from college.”
Lee Jung-hyun, who showed his presence only with free throws in the first quarter, began to operate in earnest in the second quarter. In the second quarter, when shooter Jeon Seong-hyun took a break, he scored 8 points by making two 3-point shots. In the second half, he actively participated in the defense and put pressure on Hyundai Mobis.
Carrot won a dramatic come-from-behind victory 84-82 thanks to Lee Jung-hyun’s performance and Didric Lawson’s winning shot that exploded 0.5 seconds before the end of the game. With this, Carrot ran 5 consecutive wins against Hyundai Mobis.
After the match, Lee Jung-hyun said, “It is the first time this year that I met the coach and took on the role of No. 1.” At the same time, he revealed, “It will get better with time, but I’m working hard because I want to adapt faster than that time.”
Regarding the silence in the second half, Lee Jung-hyun confessed, “I feel that my self-confidence has fallen because I have not been in a good shape recently.” He continued, “Today (4th), I worked hard thinking that I could cut off the hard part and show a good figure in the future.” 스포츠토토
“I don’t think it was a very good game today,” said Lee Jung-hyun, who said, “It was very difficult when the opponent was dealing with other things because of the lack of pick games and reading.” He said, “I think I have experience with various defense methods.”