Choi Jun-yong (29), the best forward in professional basketball, leaves Seoul SK and wears the Jeonju KCC uniform.
The KCC club announced on the 21st that it had recruited Choi Jun-yong, a free agent (FA), for a contract period of 5 years and a total compensation of 600 million won in the first year (annual salary of 420 million won and incentives of 180 million won).
Choi Jun-yong, who graduated from Gyeongbok High School and Yonsei University, joined SK with the second overall pick in the 2016 draft. Choi Jun-yong, whose potential was already recognized enough to be selected as a national representative in his first year of college, failed to leave a strong impression on his professional stage.스포츠토토
However, he opened his prime in earnest in the 2021-22 season. He played in all 54 regular league games and averaged 16 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists, leading SK to the unified championship. He was also the regular season MVP.
In the 2022-23 season, he suffered from injuries. He missed the beginning of the season due to plantar fasciitis, and suffered a heel bruise during a game in February this year and missed the rest of the game. He played in 26 games last season, averaging 32 minutes and 25 seconds, averaging 12.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists.
The KCC club said, “The recruitment of Choi Jun-yong, who can play multiplayer in all positions, is expected to add height reinforcement, scoring power, and stability in the offense and defense balance.”
KCC, who was knocked out in spring basketball in 6th place in the regular league in the 2022-23 season and was eliminated after losing 3 consecutive times to SK in the playoffs in the 6th round, added Choi Jun-yong to the powerful lineup such as Heo Woong, Lee Seung-hyun and La Gun-ah, and became more powerful.
During the season, even Song Gyo-chang, the regular league MVP for the 2020-21 season, will build a super luxurious lineup after returning from military service.
This season, the professional basketball FA market continues to transfer star players representing the team. Oh Se-geun and Moon Seong-gon, who led Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation’s combined victory, moved their teams to SK and Suwon KT, respectively. Yang Hong-seok, who played for KT, made a new nest at Changwon LG. In addition, with Choi Jun-yong moving the team, it is expected that it will be difficult to predict the game of professional basketball next season.