Kim Seon-ho couldn’t help but laugh. However, his performance was impressive.
Hyundai Capital coach Choi Tae-woong talked about a player to replace Jeon Kwang-in’s vacancy ahead of the match against Korean Air in the 3rd round of the Dodram 2022-23 V-League men’s championship match (5 out of 3 best-of-three) held at Cheonan Yu Gwan-soon Gymnasium on the 3rd.
That player is Kim Seon-ho. It was an unexpected card. Kim Seon-ho has not been given a chance to start even once this postseason. He also made just two starts all season.
Before the game, coach Choi Tae-woong said, “Kim Seon-ho enters the outside heater position to stabilize the receive. I think Korean Air’s strong serve will come in. Oreoll is feeling the strain physically. We want to lighten the burden,” he explained the reason for Kim Seon-ho’s input.
In fact, Kim Seon-ho is a promising player who joined Hyundai Capital with the first overall pick in the 2020 rookie draft. He won Rookie of the Year after playing 28 games in the 2020-21 season with 185 points, an attack success rate of 44.94%, and a receiving efficiency of 35.6%. Last season, he played 34 games and had a career high season with 162 points and an attack success rate of 46.64% and 37.81%.
However, he did not get a chance to play this season because he was pushed by Jeon Kwang-in and Oreol Kameho (registered name Oreol). Of course, he played 35 games and 96 sets, but only entered as a resource to strengthen the rear defense. He only had a moment to step on the court.
Concern was greater than expected. However, Kim Seon-ho turned everyone’s concerns into expectations. He performed very well from the first set. He scored 3 points and had an attack success rate of 50%, and the efficiency was poor at 14%, but he did not look very shaken. In the second set, he scored a strong serve in the early stages and gave strength to the team’s lead. 4 points in 2 sets, an attack success rate of 42%, and a receiving efficiency of 16%. He didn’t shake much. 메이저놀이터
But that was it. Korean Air’s fierce onslaught made Hyundai Capital’s players unable to gain strength. It was the same with Kim Seon-ho. From the 3rd set, not only scoring, but even receiving were shaken, and the team failed to prevent defeat. Coach Tae-woong Choi made substitutions to give Kim Seon-ho time to rest, but it did not bring stability. Hyundai Capital ended the championship game schedule with three consecutive losses, defeating Korean Air 2-3.
On this day, Kim Seon-ho finished his PS selection debut by recording 11 points, an attack success rate of 52%, and a receiving efficiency of 14%.
He showed a disappointing appearance, but his hard work was shown to Korean Air players. Jeong Ji-seok said, “To be honest, regardless of whether a madman has an older brother or not, modern players have filled the void. Seonho seemed to have been possessed by a madman as his older brother.”
Coach Tae-Woong Choi also said, “Looking at the growth of the young players this season, I thought that the past two or three years were not wasted. Now, I think the era of Hyundai Capital, which has changed generations, will come.”
Kim Seon-ho, who finished his 3rd year season, will be able to show a better performance in his 4th year season.