The debut season of Song Dong-hoon (23, 174.4.cm), a rookie at KCC, was an experience in itself.
Song Dong-hoon wore the Jeonju KCC uniform with the 4th overall ranking in the 2022 KBL Domestic Rookie Draft. He averaged 2.4 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 12 minutes and 36 seconds in 33 regular league games, and also played 3 playoff games. He averaged 22 minutes and 4 seconds, 6.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 7 D-League games.
He said, “A season went by in a hurry and I think it ended really hectic. He looked back on his debut season, saying, “It felt good to be nominated in the 4th place, but at the same time, I was worried that I had to go and do well.”
After joining the team, Song Dong-Hun immediately started fighting. From practice matches to cup competitions, he felt his professional air. He said, “As soon as I went, I did something like a practice game. Before he even started working out, he went straight to practice. Since he does the same thing he did in college, he said that the manager and coaches have to change a lot. I was adapting to the cup competition in a hectic state, and I played while trying to match the sum with his older brothers, but I learned a lot of shortcomings.”
It was a sudden game, but Song Dong-Hun made a mark by scoring in both cup matches. Shortly thereafter, he played his regular league debut match. It was the first home game of the season for KCC against Hyundai Mobis in Ulsan on October 22nd.스포츠토토
In 25 minutes and 19 seconds, he recorded 7 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals, and the court margin was +13 points. Song Dong-hoon, who recalled that day, said, “I didn’t know I was going to play, but he told me to come out, so I think I ran with the idea of just playing hard on defense within the given time. When I was warming up before the game, there were so many spectators, I was nervous, but there was nothing like that once I entered the game.”
After an impressive performance, he started the match against Anyang KGC on the 23rd, the very next day. From his debut season, he received many opportunities and made his name known and accumulated experience points. Then, what was the hurdle he faced during the season?
First of all, I mentioned a player who was difficult to deal with. He picked Seoul SK Kim Seon-hyung and Anyang KGC Byun Jun-hyung. Regarding Kim Sun-hyung, “Anyway, the other guards are the same height as me, and have similar physique and strength, but Kim Sun-hyung is so fast, and once he breaks through, he can’t stop it. He also wears a lot of room,” he said.
Regarding Byun Jun-hyung, he said, “Although Byun Jun-hyung is also a guard, it was difficult to block him because he is tall and has a good physique. He seems to have a really good rhythm,” he explained.
In addition, he had a hard time with the college league and other game schedules. Unlike the college league, where he played one game every week, the professional schedule is irregular. Song Dong-hoon said, “When I was in college, the term was long, but the pros took a day off and played the next game, or the next day, so my body was tired. He thought a lot that he had to manage his injuries well,” he said.
However, using this hurdle as a stepping stone, he predicted a step-up for the next season. Song Dong-hoon expressed his strong aspirations, saying, “There are many things I have shown and many things I have not shown this season, but I will become a more advanced player next season through experience.”
Lastly, he also left a message of thanks to his fans. He said, “I am so happy to come to Jeonju KCC. Thank you for loving me and taking care of me. I think I was able to play the game with strength because of the fans, and I hope that you will cheer me on because I will improve and show you a good image.”
Song Dong-hoon drew a blueprint for development through valuable experiences. Let’s pay attention to his performance that will unfold next season.