Center Lee Jong-hyeon (29), who was once promising enough to advance into the NBA, is moving his team again without overcoming sluggishness. This is a time when determination is needed.
On the 1st, Lee Jong-hyun was traded to Goyang Carrot and Jeonju KCC. After being traded from Ulsan Hyundai Mobis to Goyang Orion (predecessor of Carrot) in November 2020, it is a trade that I experience again in about two years and four months.
Lee Jong-hyun was once a great being. Lee Jong-hyun, born as the son of Lee Jun-ho, a former business player, received attention after passing through the prestigious basketball school Whimoon Middle School, Gyeongbok High School, and Korea University.
In 2014, when he was in college, he was selected as a member of the Incheon Asian Games national team and contributed to winning the gold medal. In the same year, at the Basketball World Cup, he ranked first in block shooting, proving his skills on the world stage.
Driven by momentum, he participated in the 2015 NBA draft. As a result, he failed to advance, but it was clear that he was a player with great skills.
In the October 2016 KBL domestic rookie draft, he was nominated by Hyundai Mobis as the first overall pick. The scene where director Yoo Jae-hak, who was holding the baton at the time, cheered after Lee Jong-hyun was nominated, is still talked about.
For about two seasons after joining the professional team, he played his part with powerful height, accurate shooting, and wide defensive radius. 안전놀이터
However, at the end of the 2017-18 season, he suffered a major injury called an Achilles tendon rupture and began to twist. After rehabilitation, he wanted to recover from the injury, but later underwent surgery for a ruptured patella, and in the process, damage to the anterior cruciate ligament was also confirmed, and he was put on the operating table again.
After a long rehabilitation, he succeeded in returning in February 2020, but he could not show his skills as much as before. Eventually, Lee Jong-hyun was traded to Orion in November of that year.
Even in Orion, the injured evil spirit pursued him. In November 2021, he left the court for a while again due to shoulder ligament damage.