Reporter Park Dae-ro = Dodram 2022-2023 With the V-League men’s division entering the 5th round, a five-way battle was formed for the rookie king.
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance middle blocker Kim Jun-woo, Hyundai Capital setter Lee Hyeon-seung, OK Financial Group outside heater Shin Shin, KEPCO outside heater Koo Gyo-hyeok, and KB Insurance outside heater Bae Sang-jin are mentioned as candidates for the Rookie of the Year.
Kim Jun-woo from Hongik University joined Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance in the 3rd place in the 1st round of the 2022-2023 rookie draft. Kim Jun-woo, who is in the middle blocker position, scored the most points among 15 rookies with 143 points, including 11 points for serving and 48 points for blocking, while playing 89 sets in 25 games.
His attack success rate also stands out, recording 53.16%. Kim Jun-woo is tied for 7th in the blocking category with 0.539 blocks per set and 8th with a quick break success rate of 54.23%.
Hyunseung Lee, a graduate of Hanyang University, was selected by Hyundai Capital as the second pick in the first round of the draft. Lee Hyun-seung, who made his debut in the second round match against OK Financial Group, is starting a full-fledged start as a setter starting from the third round Woori Card match.
Lee Hyun-seung, who has played 16 matches, has succeeded in a total of 521 sets so far, recording an average of 9.14 sets per set, and is showing an active performance comparable to his seniors, ranking 5th in the set category in the men’s league. 안전놀이터
Shin Ho-jin, an outside hitter from Inha University, was called to OK Financial Group as the first overall draft pick. Shin Shin, who made his debut amidst high expectations, recorded 40 points including 5 points for serve and 3 points for blocking, and an attack success rate of 43.84% in 18 games. At the beginning of the league, he played an active role, scoring 9 points, his highest score of the season, against KB Insurance in the 1st round, but after the Korean Air match on the 4th of last month, he was unable to go on the court and faltered.
Koo Kyo-hyeok, an outside hitter from Korea Electric Power Corp. from Joongbu University, entered the V-League in the 3rd place in the 2nd round. Kyo-hyeok Koo, who participated in 19 games and 60 sets, the second most among new players, was appointed as a one-point server for KEPCO and scored 7 serves.
Bae Sang-jin, a graduate of Kyonggi University, joined KB Insurance as the 2nd pick in the 2nd round of the draft. Bae Sang-jin, an outside hitter, recorded 12 points and a 35% attack success rate while participating in 51 sets in 19 games. Although he was confirmed with Corona 19 in December of last year, he is making his name known as a one-point server, with sub scores accounting for 4 out of 12 points.
Woori Card Han Tae-joon, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Park Seong-jin and Ahn Ji-won are also adapting to the professional stage.
The winner of the Rookie of the Year Award is determined by a vote by the press after the end of the regular season. The prize money is 2 million won.