Wed. Jun 7th, 2023

winner!’ There was a formula that had been passed down since the 1999 rookie draft. In the first year, only Hyun Joo-yeop left a regret, but after that, Cho Sang-hyun (1st place), Hwang Seong-in (3rd place) = SK championship, Lee Kyu-seop (1st place) = Samsung championship, Kim Seung-hyun (3rd place) = Dongyang championship. Coincidentally, they were all ranked 1st or 3rd, and there were various positions such as point guard, swingman, and power forward. It was clear that it was a positive result in that it clearly demonstrated how the rookie draft affects each team’s strength.

Therefore, attention was focused on whether such a move would continue in the 2002 rookie draft. The level of interest poured out was at the highest level since the first year of the draft. The center of the draft was definitely Chung-Ang University center Kim Joo-seong (43‧205 cm). He was considered the best in his skills and potential enough to be recognized as the best big man since Jang-Hoon Seo of ‘Goliath’.

Several teams desperately wanted him, such as preparing uniforms with Kim Joo-sung’s name in advance, but in the end, Sambo (now DB) was given the first place of luck. At the moment when the first choice went, then-director Jeon Chang-jin and playing coach Huh Jae embraced each other and shared joy. It was because he knew very well that this was the moment when the fate of the team could change. It was the beginning of Lucky Heo Jae, who became famous as the ‘Bokko of the Draft’.

Because so many spotlights were pouring on Kim Joo-sung, there were other protagonists that many basketball players paid attention to, so it was none other than the ‘Sungkyunkwan University trio’. Jeong-hoon (43‧199.2cm), Jin Gyeong-seok (43‧189cm), and Lee Han-kwon (44‧197cm) were classmates who had been together since their days at Naksaeng High School. has been in the center

Even in Sungkyunkwan University, it was not as much as Naksaeng High School, but he kept them in check right under the strongest Chung-Ang University, winning the 2000 National Sports Festival and winning the title of Sungkyunkwan University’s first national championship, and winning the 2001 MBC Cup during his senior year. Above all, it received a high score in that it led Sungkyunkwan University, which had not had a big presence before, to the stronghold of college basketball.

Among the guards, Park Ji-hyeon (43‧183cm) stood out by far. Park Ji-hyeon is a player who has maintained the strength of Chung-Ang University to the end along with Kim Joo-seong while prominent seniors such as Song Young-jin, Lim Jae-hyeon, Hwang Jin-won, and Shin Dong-han have graduated. Park Ji-hyeon and Kim Joo-seong, who had good compatibility factors such as classmates, big man and guard, showed perfect harmony in every game, and because of that, they were compared to the team of Tim Duncan and Tony Rutland, who led the NCAA Wake Forest in their heyday a few years ago.

One of the most notable things about the 2002 draft was the progress of non-mainstream universities such as Sungkyunkwan University, Hanyang University, and Myongji University, ahead of Chung-Ang University, which confirmed that they were in good shape. Choong-Ang University, with Kim Joo-seong as the first overall, produced a total of 4 candidates, producing 3 students in the 1st round (Joo-Sung Kim, Ji-Hyeon Park, Jun-Young Son) and 1 person in the 2nd round (Wan-Hee Song). All three of Sungkyunkwan University (Jeong Hoon, Jin Gyeong-seok, and Lee Han-kwon) were selected in the first round, but they all went one step further and vomited their spirit by being ranked in the top 5. In fact, Chung-Ang University and Sungkyunkwan University ranked 1st to 5th.

In addition, Hanyang University and Myongji University also achieved satisfactory results. Hanyang University, although ranked 7th, was nominated in the 1st round by Kim Joo-sung and Kim Tae-wan, who competed for the top spot in high school, and two (Kang Jun-goo and Park Yu-jin) were selected in the 2nd round. Myongji University also produced one person in the first round (Park Young-min) and two in the second round (Park Sung-woon and Choi Gyeong-cheol). On the other hand, Korea University had only two students in the first round (Han Jeong-hun, Jeong Seon-gyu) and one in the second round (Kim Kyung-rok), and Yonsei University only produced one person (Park Jae-seong) in the second round without a first round, and lost its pride.

1st place Kim Joo-seong changes the history of basketball in Wonju

As you can see from the fact that he won the 1st place and the Sambo officials, including Jeon Chang-jin and Heo Jae, hurray, the expectations for Kim Joo-seong were truly enormous. At that time, Sambo continued to compete in the league starting with a surprise runner-up in the first year of Narae, but it was not enough in many ways to challenge the championship. Heo Jae was past his prime, and Shin Ki-seong and Yang Kyung-min were obviously good players, but he was not enough to overwhelm other teams. The best 5 was overwhelming, but I couldn’t say that the player base was rich.

However, the situation changes if Kim Joo-sung, who has been recognized for his presence as much as a few foreign players, is added. Basically, it is possible to form a ‘twin tower’ with a foreign big man, and it is possible to select the other foreign player as a swingman or guard style that the team lacks. As a result, Kim Joo-seong lived up to 120% of Sambo’s expectations. From his first year as a rookie, he played a good role as the starting number 4 and led the team to the championship.

Main point guard Shin Ki-seong’s enlistment in the military means that Sambo was able to establish a solid frontline even in a situation where there was a power leak, thanks to Kim Joo-seong. As mentioned earlier, because Kim Joo-seong was there, he was able to pick and utilize single foreign shooter David Jackson. While veteran Heo Jae focused on game coordination and passing play rather than scoring, Yang Kyung-min played the role of housekeeper in the 3rd position as 3&D, and Jackson fired his strong point, 3-pointers.

Befitting his reputation as the best big man since Seo Jang-hoon, Kim Joo-seong made Sambo one of the league’s most famous players. In KBL, where there were foreign players, Kim Joo-seong, who mainly played as a power forward, was different from center Seo Jang-hoon in many ways. It was difficult to compare him to Seo Jang-hoon in terms of attack power alone. Seo Jang-hoon boasted an accurate shot enough to be called the ‘shooting center’.

The middle shot was so accurate that it would not be strange even if he competed for the best ever with Choo Seung-gyun, and his 3-point shot was as good as a swingman. He had a solid body and strength enough to withstand the post-up of a foreign big man to some extent, so it was difficult for domestic players to block. He was so obsessed with his personal record that he checked his points and rebounds during the game and went to the scorer to protest if his calculations were wrong.

He tends to put down the point guard and shooter in the team at once because he is a player who dribbles and shoots rather than actively screens or scores. He was a player who gave off a strong feeling of a heavy on bowler, which is rare for a big man. As a result, it was not easy to match foreign partners, and the use of the team was complicated because the entire team had to organize their forces around Seo Jang-hoon. His personality is also on the sensitive side, so there were not a few directors who found it difficult. This is also the reason why he had no choice but to move between several teams, unlike national team-level big men who mostly remain franchise stars. 토토사이트

On the other hand, Kim Joo-sung was different. There was no obsession with records. With his vigorous activity, he gave priority to dirty work such as defense and saved his teammates well. He got along well with any type of foreign player, regardless of power type, technique type, offensive type, or defensive type. He led the regular league championship five times and the championship match championship three times, and was also awarded the regular league and playoff MVP twice each. From his debut to his retirement, he played 16 seasons with only one team, and he is a living ‘Wonju legend’ who has recorded 1st place in career block shots (1037), 3rd place in points (10,288 points), and 4th place in rebounds (4425).

◆ Joo-Sung Kim, regular league record ☞ Total average of 13.87 points, 5.96 rebounds, 2.64 assists, 0.88 steals, 1.4 blocked shots in 742 games played

Unsatisfactory second-place prospect Jeong Hoon, regrettable prospect who can’t bloom

… , A word that has been following Jung Hoon like a tag for a long time. While attending Sungkyunkwan University, he was like a fantasy star to basketball fans. Now, there are not a few players who play like guards or swingmen with big man-level height (domestic standard), such as Choi Jun-yong, Song Gyo-chang, Lee Hyun-joong, and Yeo Jun-seok, but at the time they were very precious. Regardless of aptitude, it was an environment where it was difficult to come up with taller resources because it was an era when players were ordered to defend below the goal once they reached a certain size.

In such a situation, it is only natural that fans are enthusiastic about Jung-hoon, who has a low and flexible dribble, is moderately fast, knows how to throw an outside shot, and has a high level of feeding ability. If a player of the same size as Jeong-Hoon grew up to the national team level and took on the 2nd or 3rd position, a positive effect of increasing the overall average height could be expected. For this reason, some even suggested that if he properly adapts to the professional world, he will become a player comparable to Kim Joo-sung. He expected the current Choi Joon-yong to appear.

Unfortunately, Jung Hoon could not become that kind of player. Let alone the expectations of the fans, he failed to settle down as a key player in a team. There are some who blame the professional leaders who had no intention of nurturing in this way at first, but it is evaluated that it is more to blame for the vagueness of all abilities. He had a lot to do, but he wasn’t sure enough to beat the competition on his team.

The situation might have been different if he had developed the other part with his main weapon in either side, such as shooting, defense, and passing. It is probably difficult for professional directors, who are not on stage and are in a hurry to achieve immediate results, to believe in only one possibility and make him grow. He was given brief opportunities, but did not show anything in a short time. His personality is also on the soft side, so he tends to be more suited to carrots than sticks, but he was intimidated by his bosses such as Jeon Chang-jin and Heo Jae, and there were parts where his play was even more intimidated.

◆ Jeong Hoon’s regular league record ☞ Average 4.26 points, 1.95 rebounds, 0.61 assists, 0.51 steals in 256 games

The unlucky Park Ji-hyun, the unlucky Sungkyunkwan University trio, and

the Naksaeng high school trio wrote a cartoon-like story of going to Sungkyunkwan University and received special attention until the days of the Ama, but no one succeeded properly on the professional stage. As can be seen from his record, he played a number of games for a considerable period of time and took his own career, but he fell far short of his original expectations. Jin Gyeong-seok, who was the shortest among the three, gathered expectations with 3&D resources. Korea Tender also selected him with high rankings with such expectations.

Unfortunately, Jin Kyung-seok also finished his career with a disappointing performance compared to the rankings. His strengths are tenacious defense and 3-point shooting. At first glance, it seems like a common type, but unexpectedly, it is difficult to find a major 3&D player. Now, it has become a name of love and hatred among fans, but only a small part of it, such as Yang Kyung-min. Most of the well-known shooters are most of the cases that are disappointing in defense. In the case of Jin Kyung-seok, this is a case where he failed to take advantage of the opportunity that came to him. He took the 3rd starting spot from the opening game, but his long-term 3-point shot became increasingly blunt, and he failed to appeal to his differences from existing players such as Byun Cheong-woon and Kim Ki-ki, in addition to his young age.

Among the three, the player who showed the best performance as a result was Lee Han-kwon, who was selected in the 5th place. The average record was not much different from Jung Hoon and Jin Gyeong-seok, but he took part in 428 regular league games and took his own ‘thin and long’ career. Due to his tall stature, good outside shots, and above-average performance in various roles, he scored double-digit goals as a starter and won the Skill Development Award. A book made from the name, it was also called by fans as a nickname called Book Rant.

As can be seen from the record, the player who left the best career excluding Kim Joo-sung among the draft members at the time was by far Park Ji-hyun. From speed, passing ability to guts… , Park Ji-Hyun, who was well equipped with various conditions to succeed as a point guard, received a lot of attention through his bold play as soon as he made his professional debut. However, it was the so-called team luck that held him back to further growth.

At that time, Park Ji-hyun had the ability to play as a starting player unconditionally when he entered the team that had regrets in number 1. In particular, in the case of SK Bigs, which has been thirsty for a point guard for generations, it was one of the teams that desperately wanted Park Ji-hyun. Unfortunately, the team he was named to was Orient. Dongyang was a team with Kim Seung-hyun, who emerged as the best point guard in the league in the previous season. Moreover, there was almost no age difference, so Park Ji-hyun himself could say that it was a team to avoid unconditionally out of 10 clubs.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with the East. Among the remaining players, the player who was judged to be the most valuable was selected, and in addition, Kim Seung-hyun’s military vacancy had to be prepared. In the meantime, winning the gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games, Kim Seung-hyun’s military service exemption was confirmed, and Park Ji-hyun suddenly remained as a built-in backup guard. It can be said that it was the moment when Park Ji-hyun’s professional life was decided because he was pushed as a candidate at a time when he should be growing.

Kim Tae-wan was a super-promising player who competed with Kim Joo-sung for first place in the rankings until Whimoon High School. Even after entering Hanyang University, he led the college basketball league to win a joint championship with Chung-Ang University and Korea University, as well as a basketball festival runner-up, and he was also named the rebound king and best 5. Unfortunately, unlike Kim Joo-sung, who improved year after year, his growth slowed down and he was only ranked 7th in the draft, unable to maintain the momentum of his freshman days. His power based on his solid weight was good, but his feet were not fast and his shooting ability was so-so, so his use was inevitably ambiguous.

In the case of Jeong Seon-kyu, he was a player who was sure of his 3-point shot, receiving rave reviews. During his playing career, he threw 233 for a success rate of 39.69%. In the 2009-10 season, it boasted a whopping 56.25% sophistication. The problem is that only the 3-point shot was good. As a guard, he was neither tall nor competitive in terms of mobility and technique. Although he is said to be a good three-pointer, his shot timing was not quick and his ability to shake off defenders was disappointing. Nevertheless, his 3-point shot boasted more than a professional shooter, to the extent that many people regretted his fingertips.

◆ Jin Gyeong-seok’s regular league record ☞ Total average of 3.45 points, 1.36 rebounds, 0.69 assists, and 0.53 steals in 376 matches played

◆ Park Ji-hyun’s regular league record ☞ Total average of 6.25 points, 1.79 rebounds, 3.06 assists, 1.16 steals in 643 matches played

◆ Lee Han-kwon’s regular league Total record ☞ Total average of 4.82 points, 1.25 rebounds, 0.77 assists, and 0.4 steals in 428 games


Average 1.31 points, 0.99 rebounds, 0.16 assists, 0.21 steals in 68 games played

◆ Sohn Joon-young’s regular league record ☞ Total average 2.96 points, 0.93 rebounds, 0.58 assists, 0.57 steals in 253 games played

◆ Jeong Seon-kyu’s regular league record ☞ Total average of 3.83 points, 0.85 rebounds, 0.86 assists, and 0.49 steals in 296 appearances

◆ Park Young-min’s regular league record ☞ Total average of 1.61 points, 0.74 rebounds, 0.3 assists, and 0.22 steals in 267 appearances

At that time, Kim Joo-seong, who had the most success among the draftees, challenges another myth in Wonju, where he spent his entire professional life. After coach Lee Sang-beom stepped down during the season, he took on the role of acting manager, taking on a full-fledged leadership move. There is a voice of concern that it is ‘too fast’, but it seems that the current team, which is shaking with 2 wins and 2 losses, is quickly reorganizing.

After his retirement, Jung Hoon worked in this and that, and returned to the basketball world in 2013 by serving as a youth instructor at the Han Ki-beom Basketball Class, and is now known to be running a basketball class. Jin Gyeong-seok and Lee Han-kwon, who formed the trio together, are active in WKBL. Jin Gyeong-seok, who has coaching experience at Anyang High School and Seongnam Middle School, has been a KB Stars coach since 2015, and even while the command tower changes to Seo Dong-cheol, Ahn Deok-soo, and Kim Wan-soo, he continues to be appointed as a coach and his ability is recognized.

Lee Han-kwon coached at Samil Middle School from 2016 to 2022, and also experienced the 2018 U-18 national team coach as an adjunct. Currently, he is assisting head coach Kim Do-wan as the head coach of Hana 1 Q in Bucheon. Park Ji-hyeon worked as a power analyst at DB and is currently a coach at Whimoon Middle School, while Jung Seon-gyu worked as a KCC power analyst, coach, and Korea University coach, and is currently coaching at his alma mater, Yongsan High School. Park Young-min was recognized for his abilities, such as leading Busan Joongang High School to victory in the National Sports Festival and winning the Best Leader Award, but he is currently resigning due to personal circumstances.

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