Thursday Sep 28, 2023

Hanwool E&C wins second round of KXO 3×3 Seoul Tour…substitute Jung Heung-ju MVP

Hanwool E&C continued its winning streak this season with a victory in the second round of the Korea 3×3 Basketball Organization (KXO),

The second round of the 2023 KXO 3×3 Seoul Tour and KXO League, which took place at the Gwangmyeong Sports Complex on October 10-11, went off without a hitch despite inclement weather.

KXO had to deal with a difficult schedule due to rain warnings from the Korea Meteorological Administration throughout the weekend. The National Weather Service predicted rain by the evening of Friday, Sept. 9, with a chance of rain in the morning and afternoon of Sept. 10. KXO moved the preliminary league on the 10th to Sporound (indoor gymnasium) in Namyangju. The final tournament on the 11th was held at the Gwangmyeong Speed Dome Special Court, the largest dome in Korea and the most beautiful dome stadium.

NSBC (U18, Men’s Open, and KXO League), Sports & Co (Men’s Open), and Hanwool E&C (KXO League) took home the trophies.

In the second round of the KXO League, which attracted the most attention, Hanwool E&C once again stood atop the standings after the first round. With main gun Bang Seong-yoon out due to injury, Hanwool E&C won back-to-back titles over Hongcheon Effin, which was led by Park Rae-hoon, thanks to a strong performance from guard Ryu Kyung-sik, Lee Seung-bae, and substitute Jung Heung-joo.

With the victory, Hanwool E&C secured a spot in the FIBA 3×3 Hongcheon Challenger 2023, which is awarded to the top four teams in the KXO League. ‘Skydowned Inje’, which is considered the favorite to win the championship, failed to showcase its skills in this round due to injuries to players.

In the Men’s Open General Division, senior Kim Sang-hoon and young blood Choi Young-heon played well to help Sports & Co. win their second straight KXO Men’s Open title. Having won the Men’s Open at the HyoSung Tour at HyoSung in April, Sports & Co won the Men’s Open at this tournament as well.

NSBC was led by Kim Yi-sak, who has been making waves at the U18 level recently, as they easily overtook RBX to claim another victory. Kim finished as the top scorer and top two-point shooter in the U18 division, making him the best U18 player in the tournament.안전놀이터

Meanwhile, KXO, which hosted the first 3×3 tournament in Korea at the Gwangmyeong Speeddome, announced that it will host the FIBA 3×3 Hongcheon Challenger 2023 in October. The ‘FIBA 3×3 Hongcheon Challenger 2023’ will be held in conjunction with the ‘2023 Hongcheon Ginseng and Hanwoo Luxury Festival’ and aims to grow into a regional event representing Hongcheon.


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