Will Samsung be regretting Lee Jung-hyeon (24, Carrot)?
Goyang Carrot Jumpers beat Ulsan Hyundai Mobis 86-79 in the ‘2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball Round of 6 Playoff Game 2’ held at Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium on the 4th. The two teams, which are balanced with 1 win and 1 loss, will play the 3rd and 4th games in Goyang from the 6th.
Carrot showed an overwhelming advantage with 5 wins and 1 loss in the regular league match against Hyundai Mobis. In the 6th round without ace Jeon Seong-hyun, Carrot lost for the first time 83-88, but the score difference was not large. Lee Jung-hyun scored 24 points and showed a strong side against Hyundai Mobis.
In the absence of Jeon Seong-hyun, Carrot’s chances of winning were small. Carrot gave up the first game 71-86 in vain. However, Lee Jung-hyun struggled with 21 points.
There was no Jeon Seong-hyun in the second match. Director Kim Seung-gi put his hopes on Lee, saying, “If Lee doesn’t play drums and janggu and do everything, he has no chance of winning.”
Lee Jung-hyun’s potential exploded. He scored a total of 34 points, including a whopping 15 points in the 4th quarter, which was the battleground. After his own pro debut, he poured out his most goals in the most important playoff game. Especially at the end of the game, the scene where he rushed under the goal guarded by Gage Prim and put a layup shot to end the match was a strong heart. Lee Jung-hyun smiled brightly.
Since his amateur days, Lee Jung-hyun has steadily grown without missing the ‘ranking number 1’ guard. Samsung, who took first place in the 2021 rookie draft, was in happy trouble over the ‘Big 3’ Lee Jung-hyun, Ha Yoon-ki, and Lee Won-seok. Samsung’s choice was Lee Won-seok. KT, which has MVP guard Heo Hoon, also nominated Ha Yoon-gi to reinforce the center. 3rd place Orion enjoyed the good fortune of getting Lee Jung-hyun, who was in fact 1st place.
Lee Jung-hyun did not play a big role in the Orion guard line with Lee Dae-sung and Han Ho-bin. Former manager Kang Eul-joon did not give him a chance to grow, asserting, “Lee Jung-hyun is not a point guard.” Lee Jung-hyun showed potential with 9.7 points and 2.7 assists despite limited playing time of 23 minutes and 26 seconds per game in his debut season. In particular, he exploded 15 points per game in the playoffs, proving his strength on the big stage.
Director Kim Seung-gi’s appointment gave wings to Lee’s growth. Due to Lee Dae-sung’s cash trade, Lee Jung-hyun became the regular starter. Manager Kim Seung-gi ordered, “I will make you run for more than 30 minutes unconditionally, so make sure you build up your body.”
This season, Lee Jeong-hyun recorded 15 points, 4.2 assists and 1.7 steals while playing 34 minutes and 2 seconds per game. It is a record comparable to the top guards competing for MVP, such as Kim Seon-hyung and Byun Jun-hyung. Lee Jung-hyun, who has grown to an all-star level, was honored to be nominated for the Skill Development Award. Ha Yoon-gi, who posted 15.3 points and 6.4 rebounds, won the Skill Development Award. However, Ha Yoon-gi failed to lead the team to the playoffs.
It’s a result theory, but Lee Jung-Hyun is doing the most brilliant activity of 2021 motivation. 1st place Lee Won-seok scored 9.5 points and 6.1 rebounds this season, but only played in 39 games due to an injury. Above all, Lee Jung-hyun and Lee Won-seok are not comparable in terms of the presence that dominates the game. Along with Byun Jun-hyung, Lee Jung-hyun has grown into the most brilliant guard in professional basketball in his 20s. 온라인카지노