Yang Hee-jong (39), captain of Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation, a professional basketball player of the 17-year-old one-club man, will retire after the 2022-2023 season.
Ginseng Corporation announced on the 22nd, “We will hold a retirement ceremony for Yang Hee-jong in the match against Wonju DB on March 26, the last home game of the regular league.”
Yang Hee-jong signed a three-year contract extension with KGC for 220 million won as a free agent (FA) in May of last year and announced his retirement with two seasons remaining.
Yang Hee-jong from Yonsei University was nominated by Anyang KT&G as the 3rd overall pick in the rookie draft in February 2007.토토사이트
Ginseng Corporation won the championship game three times while Yang Hee-jong was playing.
Yang Hee-jong, who has led the team as captain since 2014, said, “Anyang is my life. I learned life while playing for 17 years, experiencing happiness, joy, frustration and sadness with the team.”
He greeted the fans, saying, “I got married, raised a child, and learned responsibility.” “I will do my best like a basketball player ‘Yang Hee-jong’ until the final journey of my career as a player and the upcoming playoffs.”
Yang Hee-jong appeared in 610 regular league games and recorded 6 points and 3.8 rebounds.
He devoted himself to the team by taking on dirty work such as defense, and won a gold medal as a national representative at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.