Why did Changwon LG recommend ‘Jung In-deok’ as a candidate for the Skill Development Award?￼
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2022-2023 SKT A.Dot Professional Basketball Regular League Awards Ceremony was held at the Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas Grand Ballroom on the 30th. All 10 club officials and players were present.
All of the nominees for the award were players who showed off their competitiveness in the league. The same was true for skill development. Including winner Ha Yoon-gi (Suwon KT), Lee Jung-hyeon (Goyang Carrot) and Myung-jin Seo (Ulsan Hyundai Mobis) are emerging as the league’s trendiest players.
Changwon LG’s Jeong In-deok (196cm, F) also competed with the general public. Although he was not selected, being nominated can serve as a good turning point for Jeong In-deok.
Jung In-deok was called by LG in the 2nd round and 6th place in the 2016 KBL domestic draft. However, the opportunities given to Jeong In-deok were few. Jeong In-deok eventually retired after the 2017-2018 season. He served in the military in a non-basketball related class.
However, Jung In-deok missed basketball so much during his military service. His eagerness for his basketball grew. June 2021, after discharge. Jeong In-deok told LG officials, “I want to play basketball.” Upon hearing In-deok Jeong’s intention, an LG official gave Jeong In-deok a month’s chance. He was a trainee.
Jeong In-deok, who was equipped with earnestness, accepted any status. Rather, he expressed more earnestness at the thought that he could play basketball. Jeong In-deok, who showed passion and fighting spirit, was officially registered in a month. And he experienced 6 regular league games under former coach Cho Seong-won. His average playing time was 3 minutes and 1 second.
After Cho Sang-hyeon, LG director, took office, Jeong In-deok made a more eye-catching impression. It is because he showed the fighting spirit to stop his own matchup, a sophisticated 3-point shot, and not bad basketball sense. He scored 2.8 points in 13 minutes and 9 seconds per game in 38 regular league appearances.
Jung In-deok, who was often included in the starting lineup, widened the offensive space with his long shooting distance. This appeared to have the effect of dispersing the intensive containment towards Asem Marey (202cm, C). The presence of Jeong In-deok created an invisible effect.
In fact, in the 2022-2023 season, LG discovered a lot of new people like Jeong In-deok. Yoon Won-sang (181cm, G) is a representative example. Yoon Won-sang, who was inclined to offense even during his college days, made a mark on LG coach Cho Sang-hyun with his tenacious defense.
Yoon Won-sang played all regular league games (54 games) for the first time in his debut. In 25 minutes and 9 seconds per game, he averaged 6.4 points and made 1.3 3-pointers per game. The success rate is about 34.8%. It was an excellent record compared to the 2021-2022 season (20 matches played for an average of 5 minutes and 55 seconds, 2.4 points).
In terms of skill development alone, LG could recommend Yoon Won-sang. However, Jeong In-deok was nominated for the Skill Development Award. An LG official said, “Of course, there are players who have improved their skills this season. Yun Won-sang is one of them. He did better than expected,” praising Yoon Won-sang’s upgrade.카지노
However, “(Jung) Indeok returned after his retirement. Even though he had a hiatus, he became a necessary player for the team through endless efforts. It would be impossible without the desperation and efforts of others,” he said, explaining why he recommended Jeong In-deok.
“Among other teams, there are many players who have improved so much. However, the case of Indeok was not seen in KBL. The efforts that Indeok has been making have been recognized inside the club, and I hope that they will be recognized outside as well.”
LG also did not consider Jeong In-deok’s possibility of winning the award. However, when considering the meaning of Jeong In-deok’s situation and skill development, it was judged that Jeong In-deok was also a worthy candidate. And he hoped Perhaps it is the wish that ‘if desperate and passionate players like Jeong In-deok successfully settle down…’.