‘Last Defense’ Yang Hee-jong… Shall we leave with the championship ring on?

Professional basketball Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation and Seoul SK meet at the threshold of the championship for two consecutive seasons.

Ginseng Corporation and SK will play the first leg of the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Championship (Best of 7) at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium at 7:00 pm on the 25th.

it’s a rematch The two teams also met in the championship match last season. SK lifted the championship trophy with 4 wins and 1 loss.

Ginseng Corp. seeks revenge. At the same time, we look forward to the last gift for veteran Yang Hee-jong (39), who will leave the court at the end of this season.

Yang Hee-jong is a 17-year franchise star who has been based in Anyang since 2007. He is a “one club man” who joined the telegraph KT&G (now Ginseng Corporation) with the third overall pick in the rookie draft.

Yang Hee-jong, whose strengths are defense and dirty work, has contributed to Ginseng Corporation winning three championship matches. He received 7 defense-related awards alone, including the Best Defensive Award and 5th Defensive Girl.

Since 2014 he has been the captain and has also shown outstanding leadership. For the first time in history, the club designated his number 11 permanently.

Yang Hee-jong played only 3 minutes and 27 seconds in the 4th playoff game against Goyang Carrot. He doesn’t show the amount of activity he had in his prime, but he still plays a significant part in the team.

Ginseng Corp. won by 56 points in the first round of the semi-final playoffs, and seemed to advance to the championship match with 3 wins.

However, in the second game, Carrot’s ‘jumping one more step’ basketball took a shocking blow.

After the game, Yang Hee-jong called the players on the court with a flushed expression and gave a speech. The tension was relieved or the atmosphere of the team, which would have been embarrassed by the defeat, was set.

Carrot coach Kim Seung-gi, who held the helm of Ginseng Corporation until last season, said, “I won the second game and looked at the court, and (Yang) Hee-jong caught the players perfectly.

Now, only the final gateway remains.

Ginseng Corporation was blocked by SK last season and bowed its head, but it is still showing off its solid power by advancing to the championship match for three consecutive seasons.

This season, they are on the rise by winning first place in the regular league and winning the East Asian Super League (EASL).

Yang Hee-jong showed a particularly strong appearance in the previous championship match. In the 2011-2012 season, when he reached the top for the first time, he scored a decisive winning shot in the 6th game of the championship match with Wonju Dongbu (now DB), and in the 6th game of the championship match with Seoul Samsung in the 2016-2017 season, which won the second championship, he made 8 3-pointers. .카지노

It is interesting whether Yang Hee-jong’s wish, “I think I will be happy when I retire wearing a championship ring” will come true.

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