Thursday Sep 21, 2023

“You did really well” Won Jong-hoon, who was happy to act as Kim Joo-seong amidst a series of guards injuries

Won Jong-hoon’s performance made acting coach Kim Joo-seong laugh.

Wonju DB Promy won 94-90 against Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus in the 4th round of the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball Regular League held at Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium on the 7th.

This season, DB suffers from a terrible injury demon and has not been able to operate a normal lineup for a long time. In particular, too many injuries came out from the guards. With Doo Kyung-min, Park Chan-hee, and Jung Ho-young missing, there is a big leak in the front line.

Here, even Kim Hyeon-ho left before the game that day. The news of Kim Hyun-ho’s absence, which was delivered on the morning of the game, made DB’s range of guard operations narrower. Ethan Albano was also not in a normal condition due to the aftermath of the flu.

In a difficult situation, the hidden card that acting coach Kim Joo-seong brought out was Won Jong-hoon. Won Jong-hoon, who played 16 minutes and 22 seconds against SK on the 4th and recorded 2 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists, started for the first time this season against Hyundai Mobis.

Won Jong-hoon, who is 174cm tall, is not tall, but his greatest strength is his fast speed and tenacious defense. On this day, from the beginning of the match, there was a fierce match-up with players ahead of the opponent, such as Kim Dong-jun and Ronjay Avarientos.

In the attack, it contributed greatly to raising the energy level of the DB, which was dominated by tall people over 190cm. In particular, the scene where the team quickly crossed the court in the process of widening the score at the end of the second quarter and scored directly or handed an assist to a fellow player was impressive.

On this day, Won Jong-hoon’s final record was 21 minutes and 4 seconds, 2 points and 3 assists, which was not spectacular. However, he committed only one turnover, and it was a performance that was worth more than a record. Won Jong-hoon, who performed like Altoran, left the court margin of +16, the second highest after Dewan Hernandez. 

Acting Kim Joo-seong also said after the match, “Won Jong-hoon did really well. He couldn’t enter and was training with the 2nd team players at the dorm. Except for the fact that it took too much effort, the defense was good and he had his own confidence 안전놀이터. Today, he played well and played well. I did, and I think he did better in attack. I saw a different side of the player, so I will use it well in the future,” he smiled.

Some people’s departure from professional sports is a pity, but it can be an opportunity for others. Won Jong-hoon, who only played in two games this season before playing against Hyundai Mobis, worked diligently on the court to seize the opportunity that came his way. 

Can Won Jong-hoon, who has shown enough potential, play a vital role in front of the DB even after the All-Star break?


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