The dictionary meaning of ‘great’ is ‘the appearance is strong and the movements are very strong’.
‘There is no younger brother like an older brother’ This proverb is perfect for those who are active in KBL. From Suwon KT (41 years old) Kim Dong-wook, who is the most seasoned player in the league, to Ham Ji-hoon (38 years old) of Ulsan Hyundai Mobis, who lives backwards in time, to Heo Il-yeong (37 years old) of Seoul SK, who has increased playing time this season. The top-notch staff are firmly at the center of the team.
The oldest in KBL is KT Kim Dong-wook, who is over 40 years old. Kim Dong-wook averaged 5.5 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 15 minutes and 12 seconds in 22 games this season. His three-point shot success rate is 50.8%, surpassing Jeon Seong-hyun, the league’s top shooter, and is ranked first. He averaged 3 3-point attempts and 1.5 made. It doesn’t shoot a lot, but it means that if you shoot once, you will succeed with a high success rate.
Besides the 3-point shot, Kim Dong-wook has an excellent ability to develop a smooth offensive flow. When KT’s attack stagnated, Kim Dong-wook threw a pass in the right place to help score. Before the opening, head coach Seo Dong-cheol shouted for defense followed by fast basketball and asked for understanding from Kim Dong-wook and Kim Hyun-min, who were slow in speed. However, when the plan failed, they had no choice but to find veterans Kim Dong-wook and Kim Hyun-min. KT, which is in 7th place with 14 wins and 19 losses, would have been in jeopardy without the veteran’s performance.
There are people who, like Benjamin Button, turn time backwards. Ham Ji-hoon of Hyundai Mobis is the main character. Ham Ji-hoon is recording 8.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists in an average of 22 minutes and 29 seconds in 34 games this season. He is the second oldest in the league (38 years old) after Kim Dong-wook, but age is not important. On the 20th, he played as a substitute in the 4th round match against Jeonju KCC, and achieved 700 individual matches. This record is a great record corresponding to the 6th issue in KBL history. This is possible because director Cho Dong-hyun is well aware of the importance of being a veteran, and Ham Ji-hoon’s skills are still outstanding.
Anyang KGC Yang Hee-jong (38 years old) recorded an average of 11 minutes, 2 seconds, 2.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 33 games. It is not an outstanding record, but Yang Hee-jong’s presence cannot be ignored. One defense, one goal in a moment of crisis is the reason he is terrifying. Heejong Yang, though the oldest on the team, does not shy away. He bumps his body without hesitation and raises the energy level of the team. 스포츠토토
He is also highly trusted by the coaching staff. During KGC’s latest operation time, Yang Hee-jong, including the coaching staff, shares opinions and organizes them. It was because he was more aware of the mood of the players. The strong relationship between the team and the coaching staff, including Yang Hee-jong, is clearly contributing to maintaining the top spot.
The man who is not afraid of change even at the age of 36 is Goyang Carrot Kim Kang-seon. With the founding of Carrot this season, Kim Kang-seon changed the command tower to coach Kim Seung-gi, and had to play new basketball. However, change was not a problem for him. Adapted and changed. In particular, he played an active role by posting 10+ points in both games won during the second half, and even took responsibility for Lee Jung-hyun’s recent sluggish performance. Director Kim Seung-gi praised this appearance, saying, “It’s not easy to change after getting old, but he manages to do it.”
SK Heo Il-yeong actually increased his playing time this season. Last season, he recorded an average of 26 minutes, 14 seconds, 9.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 33 games this season, up from an average of 18 minutes 32 seconds 6.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 0.4 assists in 53 games last season. Heo Il-young’s roll increased following the departure of SK’s main forward Ahn Young-jun.
In addition to the four players, senior players in the team are playing an active role leading the team. Perhaps their time on the court with the trust and moderation of the team is going backwards.