KCC rookie Song Dong-hun is gradually melting into the team.
Song Dong-hun was selected by Jeonju KCC with the 4th pick in the first round of the KBL rookie draft last year. During his time at Sungkyunkwan University, he was evaluated as a point guard resource with strengths in game management and defense. KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin visited Sungkyunkwan University to see Song Dong-hun play in person. He was expected to fill the point guard position, which is KCC’s weak spot.
Song Dong-hoon left a strong first impression in his professional debut match against Ulsan Hyundai Mobis on October 23 last year토토사이트. He played an active role with 7 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals in 25 minutes and 19 seconds. He stole the ball from Ron Jay Avarientos and developed his fast attack, and helped his teammates score with a compliant game management. He even scored like Altoran when the team needed him.
However, after that, Song Dong-hoon’s presence rapidly decreased. He often commits turnovers while attempting unreasonable attacks, and reveals his weakness due to his small height of 174.4cm. In the end, he was excluded from the entry for a while after playing basketball with Wonju DB on December 31st. Instead, he focused on immersing himself in the team a bit more while playing in the D-League.
However, in the meantime, a line injury occurred in the front line of KCC. Ace Heo Woong, Kim Ji-wan, and Park Kyung-sang suffered big and small injuries. Manager Jeon Chang-jin had no choice but to bring Song Dong-hoon back to the first team. It was an inevitable choice for KCC.
Song Dong-hoon, who appeared again after about two months, is showing better performance than before. He averaged 6.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in his last five games, averaging 19 minutes and 16 seconds. He led the team with a quick attack, and when the opportunity came, he confidently attempted an attack. In the match against DB on the 25th, he contributed to KCC’s 75-71 victory with 8 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist, including 2 3-point shots.
Coach Jeon Chang-jin said of Song Dong-hoon, “He has improved from the beginning of the season. Maybe it was because he played in the D-League, but he got better. He has a strong tendency to attack, but I want him to run the game first as a point guard. And he hopes that when the chance comes he will try to attack. Because his active attack works, he is quite helpful to the team,” he evaluated positively.
Song Dong-hun, who is playing a vital role in the KCC guard camp. He still has many shortcomings, but he is a rookie who has just made his professional debut. As he still has a lot of time left, he will be able to grow into a more powerful player if he shows progressively improved play.