On January 15, the 2022-2023 Professional Basketball All-Star Game will be held at KT Sonicboom Arena in Suwon. With the All-Star Game just around the corner, the rookie writer is also trying to cast a precious (?) vote. Name it all-star as I like. Four reporters from Rookie The Basket picked their five all-stars of this season, including one foreign player. Please respect the choice as it is a matter of taste.
Reporter Park Jin-ho: Heo Woong – Byun Jun-hyung – Yang Hong-seok – Kim Seon-hyung – Anoshike Heo
Not choosing Heo Woong when selecting basketball all-stars in this era is no different from holding the All-Star Game without spectators. It’s literally a gathering of all the stars, but it would be foolish not to choose the best. Heo Woong has emerged as an icon that has disappeared since former coach Lee Sang-min in KBL, and is currently at the peak of his popularity. He is a star loved by fans as well as broadcasters and media alike. While working mostly as a broadcaster during off-season breaks, he shows improvement in his skills every season. In the All-Star game, Heo Woong will play full-time and make about 30 3-pointers. Of course, all broadcasting and entertainment cameras on this day are welcome. sorry. Heo Woong. It will be a more tiring day than any other day.
Byun Junhyung (KGC)
Skills, looks, and even a bold heart. He has grown from a rising star to be responsible for the future of KBL to a guard representing the league. In the 2020’s version of Ginsengsingi, which has existed like a legend for a long time, shouldn’t it take on a central role? A player who is reckless, bold, and stubborn enough to burn his insides when Carrot coach Kim Seung-gi was in charge of KGC. There is nothing short of shaking the hearts of fans at the All-Star Game.
Yang Hong-seok (KT)
A player who can bring a smile to the lips of the fans who visited the All-Star Game with just a sad eye smile! He is a player who can balance the composition of our team, which somehow chose the three-guard. Despite his height, Yang Hong-seok, who can play an active role in all weathers inside and outside, is a player who can capture both performance and popularity in the All-Star Game!
Kim Seon-hyung (SK)
Isn’t Kim Seon-hyung the most suitable player in the veteran line to become an All-Star? The star that sparked since his rookie days hasn’t lost its shine to this day. He is a player who can show more flashy play than anyone else on the court, and is the best star who can show off his versatility outside of basketball in the All-Star Game. Lee Jung-hyeon (Samsung), Lee Kwan-hee (LG), and Lee Dae-seong (Korea Gas Corporation) also thought about it, but an All-Star without Kim Seon-hyung would feel empty.
Lee Jae-yi Anoshike (KT)
I liked Anoshike from the time I hit the front rim hard while aiming for an In-You-A-Face dunk during a practice game held in Sokcho before the opening. I liked the feeling of seeing Kang Baek-ho of Slam Dunk, and most of all, his adventurous play style. When they explode, the outside is scary, and they play unstoppable basketball. Unfortunately, I couldn’t finish the season, but I want to take my passport and play in the All-Star Game. To be honest, I don’t think much of a foreign player other than Anoshike who can properly show showmanship in the All-Star game. (*Now, Anoshike was replaced by Jarrod Jones at the end of December, after the article was written.)
Reporter Lee Dong-hwan: Byun Jun-hyung – Albano – Jeon Sung-hyun – Lee Won-seok – Spellman
Byun Jun-hyung (KGC Ginseng Corporation)
It would not be an exaggeration to say that Byun Jun-hyung is the best guard in KBL this season. He has grown into a player at a level that you can’t even know about, such as dribble breakthrough that steals the timing of the opponent’s defense, surprise rim attack using crossover, mid-range jumper that neutralizes sagging defense, and surprise pull-up 3 points. This season, Byun Jun-hyeong is the most feared ace at the same time as the protagonist who led KGC Ginseng Corporation’s run for first place in the first half.
Lee Seon Albano (DB)
No matter what anyone says, Lee Seon Albano (DB) is the Filipino Asian quarter player who is currently performing the most outstandingly. Even while his team DB is shaking, Albano is leading DB’s attack with calm and altruistic game management and stable mid-range game. Other key resources such as Doo Kyung-min, Kang Sang-jae, Kim Jong-gyu, and Dewan Hernandez are repeating absences or showing severe ups and downs, but Albano is leading the team as firmly as possible.
Jeon Seong-hyeon (Carrot)
When I first left KGC, it is true that I had doubts about this player in the back of my mind. With Oh Se-geun’s screen and Moon Seong-gon’s defense gone, Jeon Seong-hyeon is perhaps a shooter with many ups and downs and insecurity? From the first round, Jeon Seong-hyun successfully destroyed these concerns. Considering the intensive check of the opponent’s defense, which is inevitable due to the Carrot team situation, Jeon Seong-hyun’s performance can be said to be the most overwhelming among all domestic players. Jeon Seong-hyun is now running towards the best shooter ever.
Lee Won-seok (Samsung)
Although he left the team for a while due to an ankle injury, Lee Won-seok, along with Ha Yoon-ki, is one of the most impressive young big men this season. Lee Won-seok’s ability to protect the paint zone using his tall stature, long wingspan, excellent mobility, and supplemented power is by far the most overwhelming among all domestic big men in the league. If Ha Yoon-gi uses his tremendous endurance to stop the opponent from scoring near the rim, Lee Won-seok uses diligent movements and a large body to protect the bottom of the goal. In the attack, footback scores and rim attacks through dribble penetration. He shows a variety of routes, including a surprise out-of-town jumper. I think this is the true face of the number one prospect. 먹튀검증
Omari Spellman (KGC Ginseng Corp.)
Are you Jamil Warni or Omari Spellman? I really worried a lot. This is because the strengths and weaknesses of the two are so clear, and the styles themselves are different. In the end, I had no choice but to make a choice based on taste, but I personally wanted to vote for Spellman. Compared to last season, he is showing a much more stable airborne performance inside and outside, and his ability to drive goals is still the same. There are still times when mind control is uneasy, but thanks to the help of a good team, this part doesn’t seem to be a big problem. He is a foreign player who also directs the most highlight scenes. His skills are all-star, no, the best in the league.
Reporter Lee Hak-cheol: Heo Ung – Avarientos – Jeon Seong-hyeon – Ha Yoon-ki – Spellman
Heo Woong (KCC)
Ahead of this season, KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin mentioned that the key players may struggle a bit until the second round to recover and breathe. . And as coach Jeon said, KCC has been struggling to stay in the lower ranks until now. However, Heo Woong’s performance is unparalleled. This season, the first season in the KCC uniform, Heo Woong is leading the KCC guard with an average of 16.7 points. If it had not been for Heo Ung’s performance, KCC would likely have struggled even more than it is now.
Ronjay Avarientos (Hyundai Mobis)
This season, most people predicted that Hyundai Mobis would stay in the lower ranks. Coach Yoo Jae-hak, who had been leading the team, stepped down as general manager, and the composition of foreign players also raised questions. However, when I opened the lid, it was the exact opposite. A foreign player who had raised concerns was reborn as an advantage of Hyundai Mobis with the awakening of Gage Prim. Also, the performance of Ronjay Avarientos, who leads the guard, is the biggest support for Hyundai Mobis’ current grades.
Seong-Hyun Jeon (Carrot)
Seong-Hyun Jeon is a player who properly shows the ‘fun of spending money’ this season. Jeon Seong-hyun, who obtained FA qualification at the end of last season, chose the challenge by transferring from KGC to Carrot. And the choice of Carrot, who recruited Jeon Seong-hyun, was the best choice. Along with his unique explosive appearance, Jeon Sung-hyun is recording an average score of 18.9 this season. Even including all foreign players, this is a huge figure that ranks third in the league.
Ha Yoon-gi (KT)
KT was one of the strongest candidates for the championship this season. Although there was a departure from Heo Hoon, he received a lot of attention by winning the championship cup in the cup competition held ahead of the season based on his fairly thick depth. However, entering the season, the situation fell to the bottom with the sluggishness of foreign players. Even in the midst of that, Ha Yoon-gi’s remarkable growth is one of the few elements that make KT fans smile. Entering the season in his second year, Ha Yun-ki is averaging 12.8 points and guarding the bottom of the team’s goal.
Omari Spellman (KGC)
This is KGC, which is currently ranked first in the league. In fact, it was a team with many question marks due to the departure of Jeon Seong-hyun and the failure to renew the contract with manager Seung-gi Kim, but after opening the lid, it is still showing the aspect of a strong team. The player leading KGC’s attack is Omari Spellman. Spellman, who left a regret at the final stage last season, is leading KGC’s blast with a more awakened appearance. He is showing a more fierce side by using his favorite play on the outskirts.
Reporter Kim Hyuk: Heo Woong-Abando-Choi Jun-yong-Ha Yoon-gi-Jamil Warney
Heo Woong (KCC)
I couldn’t pass up Heo Woong, who took the top spot in the fan vote by recording unrivaled votes for two consecutive years. The ripple effect that Heo Woong has recently brought to KBL is so great that you wonder when such a popular star will appear again. It’s not just a popular player either. Heo Woong, who moved to KCC this season, is making a big success, ranking high in scoring and assists. His skills alone are perfect for participating in the ‘War of the Stars’.
Lens Abando (KGC)
The biggest issue in KBL this season is the performance of the Filipino Asian Quarter players. There were many talented Filipino players, so it was difficult to choose. After contemplation, my choice was Lens Abando. Although he started late due to an injury, Abando is pouring out highlight films based on great momentum. I can hardly remember seeing players with such jumping ability, including foreign players, in KBL. He is a player who can create a scene suitable for the All-Star Game.
Choi Joon-yong (SK)
was selected as an All-Star despite taking a break for a considerable period of time due to an injury. This is because Choi Jun-yong’s skills and star quality are so outstanding. There is no doubt about his ability just by looking at how SK is on the rise right after his return. He is a player who can save not only himself but also other players because of his sensible passing ability. Choi Jun-yong, who is a forward but can play like a guard, exists, so he did not choose an orthodox point guard.
Ha Yoon-gi (KT)
The flower of the All-Star Game is the dunk shot. Who is the best dunk player in Korea? At this point, I expect that Ha Yoon-gi will receive a lot of votes. However, Ha Yoon-gi was not selected simply for his dunking ability. The growth he is showing this season is amazing. Ha Yoon-ki continues to struggle even though KT is going through difficulties. He is a player who deserves to be selected as an All-Star not only for his dunk performance but also for his current skills.
Jameel Warney (SK)
Warney won the Foreign Player MVP twice while playing for KBL. His performance this season is also one of the best. He’s posting above-average records almost every game, and has a considerable presence on the court. However, despite his outstanding skills, Warney continues to not be invited to the Star Wars. Warney’s name was not even on the All-Star roster this time. I felt somewhat regretful that Warney, who is full of talent as well as his skills, was constantly ignored in the All-Star Game, so I was selected.