Veteran Heo Il-young’s confidence “I have a tight schedule… but running for 25 minutes is no problem”

Although he is looking at Bulguk, veteran Heo Il-young (38, Seoul SK)’s shot is still sharp.

Heo Il-young played an active role with 16 points and 5 rebounds in the 5th round of the 2022-23 professional basketball regular league held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium on the 14th against Suwon KT. He led the team to a 91-82 victory by scoring 13 points in the second quarter alone.

Heo Il-young is a veteran who is already in his 13th season. He debuted in Daegu Orion (now Goyang Carrot) in the 2009-10 season and played for only one team until the 2020-21 season, and was a franchise that even served as captain. He moved to SK last season and experienced winning from the first year.

Although his role has changed since his days as leader Orion, Heo Il-young is still one of the important pieces of SK. Although full-time business trips are difficult, he is still trusted by SK coach Jeon Hee-chul for his sharp 3-point shooting ability and skillful play.

SK, tied for 3rd as of the 15th, had difficulties in activity and speed against its rivals Changwon LG and Ulsan Hyundai Mobis this season. 

Coach Jeon said, “The running speed of Hyundai Mobis and LG is 1.2 times ours. Heo Il-young also admitted that ‘I can’t keep up with (Lee) Woo-seok (Hyundai Mobis).’ It must be difficult to follow along,” he said. “Heo Il-young said he would die after running twice. So he was recognized. ‘Are you having a hard time?’ Hani said, ‘It’s too difficult’,” and laughed.

However, prior to the game on the 14th, Jeon said, “Heo Il-young will explode today.” As Heo Il-young said, it ‘burst’, and after the game, coach Jeon was delighted, saying, “I knew I would do well.”

Heo Il-yeong knows exactly what her role is. His full-time appearances are difficult, but he ranks 25th in the league in 3-point shooting percentage at 39.1 percent. Although he falls short of his personal career average (40.2%), he is still compliant.

Heo Il-young said, “It is not easy to fill the void left by Choi Jun-yong’s injury. My playstyle is different from mine. However, when Jun-yong is not there, I have to play as he is not.” We must continue to do this more actively in the future,” he promised. 토토사이트

The tight schedule at the end of the season is digested without difficulty. SK is digesting a forced march with 6 games in the last 9 days. After that, in March, they have to participate in the East Asian Super League (EASL) Champions Week held in Japan. 

When asked about physical condition management, Heo Il-young said, “It seems that the schedule is definitely tight.” “Now, rather than increasing the intensity of exercise, I need rest. He said confidently, “I can digest 20 to 25 minutes per game.”

Heo Il-young is faithfully serving as a mentor to his juniors. Oh Jae-hyun, who scored 22 points on the 14th, said, “My shots tended to miss to the right. Then, Ilyoung hyung said, ‘If it falls to the right, look to the left and throw it’. So he threw with the idea of ​​hitting the left, and it really hit. Ilyoung-hyung gave me a rebound when my shot missed to the right, and praised me when it hit the left and went right.”

Like previous directors, Heo Il-young was honest. Because we have trust in each other.

Heo Il-young said, “Of course, it is difficult to catch up with small players (because they are fast). The coach also acknowledged it. Instead , he said, ‘I will do as he tells me.’

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