‘FA 1-year contract’ Lee Jong-hyun, contacted KGC first…“I will confirm my strong will, I will make it”
“Wouldn’t you be the most desperate? I saw potential.”
Anyang KGC recruited big man Lee Jong-hyun (29). Oh Se-geun (36) is hoping to fill the missing spot. From Jeong Hyo-geun (30) to Lee Jong-hyeon, height reinforcement has been done to some extent.
On the 22nd, KGC said, “We signed an FA contract with free agent (FA) Lee Jong-hyun. The terms of the contract are a one-year contract period and a total remuneration of 150 million won (annual salary of 130 million won, incentives of 20 million won).”
“Even though the main players who led the combined championship were left out, the club quickly completed reinforcement by recruiting promising players such as Choi Seong-won, Jeong Hyo-geun, and Lee Jong-hyun, strengthening the depth of the roster next season,” he explained.
Jonghyun Lee graduated from Kyungbok High School and Korea University and debuted in KBL with the first overall pick in the 2016 KBL Rookie Draft. He was said to be super special since high school.
He is 203 cm tall and has excellent physical condition with a wingspan of 223 cm. He also grabbed 42 rebounds in one game during his high school years. He was already selected for the national team as a high school student, and also won a gold medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.
The professional debut was also splendid. 1st place overall. At the time of the nomination lottery, the scene where Hyundai Mobis coach Yoo Jae-hak cheered after being selected first became an issue. It was such a giant.
However, there was nothing properly shown in the pro. The most played games in a season were 40 games (2017-2018 season). In the 2019-2020 season, he only played in two games.
Injuries are a problem. He suffered injuries to his instep, Achilles tendon, knee, and shoulder. I also underwent surgery. In the process, I lost my ability to exercise when I was at my best. He was said to be a leader in Korean men’s basketball, but he hesitated as a mediocre player. He is averaging 6.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 blocks in seven professional seasons.
He now plays for his fourth team, KGC. Lee Jong-hyun made up his mind, saying, “I will do my best with the attitude of a rookie with the mindset of starting over.”
KGC also needs the resurrection of Lee Jong-hyun. Although he won the combined championship in the 2022-2023 season, the main characters Oh Se-geun and Moon Seong-gon left. Oh Se-geun wore the SK uniform, his opponent for the championship match, and Moon Seong-gon headed to KT.
Choi Sung-won was brought in for a total of 400 million won in a 3-year contract, and Jung Hyo-geun was also set for a 3-year contract with a total of 500 million won in compensation. Guards and forwards reinforced. However, the ‘height’ is still disappointing. That’s how intense Oh Se-geun was.
Lee Jong-hyun has to do something. A direct comparison with Oh Se-geun is unreasonable at this point. However, he is a player who once showed ‘class’, so he is expecting it.
A KGC official said, “As the team had a power leak, we also reviewed several things. There is a lack of height, physical fight, etc. Lee Jong-hyun himself has a strong will to revive himself. I was contacted first. It was earnest. He decided to give it a chance. He’s not even very old,” he explained.
He continued, “In the end, injuries aren’t the problem. He was brought in after several checks. He will have trauma himself too. If you listen to the rehabilitation process, the recovery itself is fine. The key is performance. You need to take care of yourself so that you can perform well. He added, “If I make it in the off-season, I decided that there would be a possibility.”
In addition,토토사이트 “Hasn’t it fallen to the bottom now? Be sincere. Lee Jong-hyun himself has the will to show himself properly for a year and become a free agent again. In fact, our team also had a lot of injured players. Trainers took good care of it. Director Kim Sang-sik is also not the type to overdo it. He is looking forward to it,” he pointed out.
Since he signed a one-year contract, he can become a free agent again after the 2023-2024 season. It was up to Lee Jong-hyun himself. That means he has won the game. If Jong-Hyun Lee makes a splash, it can be a ‘win-win’ for both KGC and Jong-Hyun Lee.