It is ‘Golden Homecoming’. Lee Ho-hyeon (31, 182cm) will play more matches in front of his family.
Free agent Lee Ho-hyun signed a contract with Jeonju KCC for a total of 240 million won (168 million won in annual salary, 72 million won in incentives) for 4 years. While writing a career high last season, KCC’s situation, which needed reinforcement No. 1, hit the jackpot. Lee Ho-hyun’s total compensation last season was 60 million won (54 million won in salary, 6 million won in incentives).
Lee Ho-hyun said, “I am happy to be on a good team. Since his hometown is Gunsan, he went to Jeonju to watch a lot of games when he was young. At the same time, he developed his dream of becoming a professional player, and it is a new feeling to come to Jeonju.”
Guard Lee Ho-hyun from Chung-Ang University was nominated by the Goyang Orions (now Day One) with the 7th pick in the 1st round of the 2014 rookie draft, and wore a Samsung uniform through a 2-2 trade in the middle of the 2014-2015 season. Lee Ho-hyun and Charles Garcia went to Samsung, and Orions recruited Rio Lions and Bang Kyung-soo. Lee Ho-hyun, who has been playing for Samsung ever since, stood on a new starting line through FA negotiations.
Lee Ho-hyun said, “I played a lot until the second year, but after that, there were many players who came up from below. He also failed to seize the opportunity given by the coach. It was very difficult, but when I persevered through the difficult times, the opportunity came. Last season, a new coach (Eun Hee-seok) came, and free agency was ahead. He also got married, so he paid it with the mindset of ‘Let’s try it once’, but it worked out well.”
Hohyun Lee is a native of Gunsan who went through Gunsan Elementary School, Gunsan Middle School, and Gunsan High School. The family still resides in Gunsan, where KCC has a second home. Lee Ho-hyun said, “I have played an away game in Gunsan, and it definitely gave me more confidence. The support has been a great strength, but now I think it will be more comfortable for my family to come to support me.”
Lee Ho-hyun recorded 8.3 points, 0.7 3-pointers, 2.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists in an average of 23 minutes and 52 seconds in 47 games last season. All are career highs. Multiple teams sent love calls, but Lee Ho-hyun’s choice was KCC.
“Thankfully, there was a team that showed interest, but I thought KCC was the most suitable,” said Lee Ho-hyun, who said, “It was a team that needed reinforcement, and the director and the secretariat told me a lot of good things. He added, “I signed a contract with KCC because he showed an active image.”
Lee Ho-hyun also said, “The coach talked a lot about the game. ‘You may have seen our team game, but there was a difficult part because number 1 was weak. I want you to come,’ he said. I came because the bishop sent me faith.”
KCC was the team where Lee Ho-hyun, who set a career high last season, showed a particularly strong side. Lee Ho-hyun averaged 12.4 points, 1.8 3-pointers, 2.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists, scoring double digits in all 5 games against KCC. Points scored and 3-pointers made are the highest ever made against a particular team.
I have good memories at Gunsan Wolmyeong Gymnasium. Lee Ho-hyun played two games at Gunsan Wolmyeong Gymnasium during his Samsung days. On January 1, 2017, he only managed 4 minutes and 8 seconds, but on December 30, 2017, he scored 9 points, including one 3-pointer, in the second quarter alone.
Lee Ho-hyun said, “I played about two games in Gunsan, and I remember that there were times when he had good performance, but I didn’t know the record before KCC last season. He may have relativity, but it seems that luck followed. When I played against KCC, I think he had a particularly good sense of shooting. I also like the goal post at KCC Stadium,” he laughed.토토사이트
In addition, Lee Ho-hyun said, “There is no burden, but he has a sense of responsibility as he has to play as the main axis. He said, “I will work hard from the off-season and show a good image during the season.”
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