Lee Hyun-joong (23), who is challenging the NBA, joined the G League (NBA’s lower league).
On the 21st, the G League announced on its homepage that Hyunjoong Lee had joined the Santa Cruz Warriors, a team affiliated with the Golden State Warriors.
Santa Cruz also put Lee Hyun-joong as a guard position player in the list of players released on the website as of the 22nd. His shirt number is 28.
Hyunjoong Lee challenged for the draft last year when he was a junior at Davidson University in the United States, aiming to advance to the NBA.
However, he injured the spine and ligaments in his left foot during a workout with clubs a week before the draft, and then returned to Korea and took a breather while focusing on recovery.
After six months of rehabilitation, he left for the United States again on the 15th of last month.
Although his entry into the NBA through his draft was canceled, he planned to sign with a G League team for a ‘call-up’ or play in the summer league to impress NBA teams. 카지노사이트
He just filled the first button for his NBA challenge when he joined the Golden State affiliated team played by ‘college senior’ Stephen Curry.
At a press conference on the 13th of last month, before leaving the country, Hyunjoong Lee said, “I will challenge like a zombie.”
Lee Hyun-joong is the fourth Korean player to play in the NBA lower league, following Ha Seung-jin, Bang Seong-yoon (retired), and Lee Dae-seong (Daegu Korea Gas Corporation).
Ha Seung-jin, who became the first Korean NBA player after being selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2004 NBA draft, played an active part in the lower league called NBDL in 2006.
Bang Seong-yoon was selected in the 4th and 3rd rounds of the 2004 and 2008 lower league drafts, respectively, and played in the United States.
Lee Dae-seong also joined the Iri Bayhawks in the 2017 first round in the 20th place and experienced American basketball for two months before returning to Ulsan Hyundai Mobis, his team at the time.
The 2022-2023 season G League regular league continues until the 26th of next month.
Santa Cruz is 9-9 and 9th out of 15 teams in the Western Conference.
SPOTV commentator Lee Gyu-seop, who was a professional basketball representative ‘tall shooter’, received leadership training from the team in 2013 before joining the Seoul Samsung coaching staff.