“Opponents block me from a distance. Still, I am always confident in shooting.”
Seoul SK met Daegu Korea Gas Corporation in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball regular season game held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium on the 11th and won 89-85.
On this day, Choi Won-hyeok (183cm, G) came out as the starting pitcher. The main purpose was to control Lee Dae-seong (193cm, G). And Choi Won-hyuk lived up to expectations. Lee Dae-sung struggled against Choi Won-hyuk’s defense that day, and the field goal success rate was only 25% (3/12). He also recorded 3 steals. This was a big help for SK’s quick attack.
In response, SK coach Jeon Hee-cheol mentioned Choi Won-hyuk in an interview after the game and said, “(Choi) Won-hyuk blocked (Lee) Dae-seong well. The forward defense was really good,” he praised.
Choi Won-hyeok was of great help not only in defense, which is his strong point, but also in attack. He was very active in the offense and defense, raising as many as 10 points. He attempted four 3-pointers, which were pointed out as a weakness, and scored two. (Choi Won-hyeok’s season average 3-point shot success rate is 20%) In particular, he scored 5 points in the early part of the first quarter and played a big role in suppressing the baseline. Thanks to Choi Won-hyuk’s performance, SK succeeded in winning three consecutive games. 메이저놀이터
Choi Won-hyeok, whom we met after the game, said, “We lost in the last LG game and are winning 3 times in a row. The winning streak is better if it goes according to our plan. If we keep winning the remaining games, it is great to be able to finish second,” he said, expressing his feelings about victory.
He continued, “Actually, when I play, the opponents block me from a distance. Still, I am always confident in shooting. I shot like that, so I went in better today. And the teammates gave good passes. On defense, I always do my part. Working hard helped a lot.”
This season, Choi Won-hyeok has only played 10 minutes on average. Compared to last season, it was reduced by about 5 minutes. When I mentioned this, “As a professional player, of course I care. However, he underwent an off-season injury due to ankle surgery prior to the season. I am grateful that the coach put me in the entry,” he said. “I always worked hard whether I played or not. I think a good game like today came out because the coaches took good care of my mentality from the side.”