Heo Woong, who dreams of being an offensive and defensive player, “It’s hard, but anything helps the team”
He is expanding his territory every season. He has been the main handler since last season, and this season he even plays the role of ‘ace stopper’ to block the opponent’s ace. He knows that it will inevitably be a burden physically, but emphasized that his goal is to help the team throughout. Jeonju KCC Heo Woong (30) looked back on the first half of the year, which was like a rollercoaster.
He is making steady progress. Just look at the numbers. He averaged more than 16 points and 4 assists per game for the first time last season. He is averaging 16.5 points and 4.7 assists per game this season as well. As of the last 10 days, it is 8th in the league in average scoring, 2nd in the team, 4th in the league in average assists, and 1st in the team.
He is particularly strong in the clutch. The same was true of Suwon KT on the 10th. He drove in 10 points in the final 4 quarters and put a wedge in the game. He played the game mainly with assists until the third quarter, then showed his last-minute instinct as a solver. After the game, Heo Woong said, “The opposing foreign player did not enter the hedge strongly. My field of view naturally widened and I could see our players on the opposite side well. It seems that he managed the game while passing more comfortably than in other games.”
Not satisfied with just one attack. Heo Woong’s ultimate goal is to be good at both offense and defense. He often volunteers to block his opponent’s aces this season. 메이저사이트
KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin said, “Woong has a strong will to defend himself. I want to raise my overall energy while defending hard. At least it seems that they don’t want to hear that they can’t defend,” he said. “I usually do a lot of research while watching a lot of videos. I also explain directly to my colleagues,” he smiled brightly.
Heo Woong said, “There are many times when I voluntarily say that I want to block the opponent’s ace. Actually, it’s not easy. There are a lot of things I do in offense, but doing defense is definitely physically tough. Still, I really wanted to do it for the team. I will do anything to help the team.”
The first half was not entirely satisfactory. KCC entered the All-Star break with a season record of 16-15 and a tie for 5th place. Looking back at the high expectations following the recruitment of Heo Woong and Lee Seung-hyun before the season, they expected a higher position on the leaderboard. Still, as the rounds go by, the pace of the players rises and their breathing matches. It was only 7-11 until the 2nd round, but it is encouraging with 6-3 in the 3rd round and 3-1 in 4 matches in the 4th round.
Heo Woong said, “Looking back, it was a disappointing first half. It is especially regrettable that we lost a lot in matches by 1 or 2 points. However, from the 3rd round, I became confident that I would not lose easily. Our team will become stronger after the break,” he said with confidence.
There is not much difference between top and bottom. It is two games away from the second place, which goes directly to the semifinal playoffs. Of course, we cannot be relieved with a 2.5 game difference from 7th place. The second half, after the All-Star Game festivities, is the true battleground.