“The score is not important. We need to reduce the number of offenses that do not appear on the records.”
KGC Ginseng Corporation’s middle blocker Jeong Ho-yeong (22) is one of the players whose skills are in full bloom this season. It has been less than three years since he changed his position as a middle blocker, and he is on the path of rapid growth, being selected as the national team member as well as the starting player for his team.
His record this season proves it all. He played 23 games and recorded 199 points, a 51.55% fast break success rate, and 0.538 blocks per set, firmly defending the center of KGC Ginseng Corporation. He is 3rd in fast break and 9th in blocking. He is also on the verge of breaking the 200 mark for the first time in his debut. If it is the current trend, breaking 300 points is not a dream.
I opened my eyes to blocking more than at the beginning of the season. He showed rather disappointing numbers with 0.417 in the first round and 0.273 in the second round, but recorded 0.640 in the third round and then 0.850 in the fourth round.
In an away game against GS Caltex on the 9th, he scored 18 points, the most in an individual game, and at that time recorded 7, the most blocks in a single game.
However, Jung Ho-young is not satisfied. This is the same for Goh Hee-jin, director of KGC Ginseng Corporation. Director Go Hee-jin said, “I told Ho-yeong that. He said, ‘It’s fine. He said, ‘Don’t be satisfied. I want to hear ‘Hoyeong is the best’. He wishes the player was more greedy. Hoyoung obviously has greed. He is happy to see him getting better. He thinks he can do better. I hope he runs for the best in Korea.”
Jeong Ho-young is also completing the season by studying and studying the parts he lacks more than his satisfaction. This season is the second full-time season after becoming a middle blocker. The 2020-21 season was canceled due to a cruciate ligament rupture injury, and the 2021-22 season was virtually the first season after conversion. He works harder because he knows that he is still less than a middle blocker on other teams. He doesn’t like it when he scores a lot. 안전놀이터
Jung Ho-young, whom I recently met, said, “To me, scoring is not important. (Yeom) Hye-seon believes in me and raises the score, so the score goes up naturally. There is a crime room that does not appear on the record sheet. That part should be shortened. In addition, we need to study more about double connections and defensive positions.”
He said, “I am still not good at blocking reading. If the rhythm is broken again, it takes quite a while to concentrate, and the director also says that part. We need to do more research,” he added.
In order to become a more fearsome player, he volunteers to train even at night.
He said, “At night, setter Hye-seon trains a lot with her sister, and these days, night training helps a lot in getting good breath.”
If you went back and forth as a starter and backup until last season, it is not this season. made a leap forward. Chung Ho-young started all but four of the team’s 23 games this season. His last season made only 11 starts.
Jeong Ho-young said, “Anyway, since this is my first full-time job, physical fitness is my homework. Since he plays in the pool, the team meticulously helps him take care of his body. He tries to take good care of his medicine as well. He also tries to work hard on physical fitness,” he said with a laugh.