Lee Dae-seong (33), the pillar of professional basketball Daegu Korea Gas Corporation, was named MVP of the second round of his career. Even while the team was sluggish with 2 wins and 7 losses, their fighting spirit was highly praised, scoring over 20스포츠토토 points per game.
The Korean Basketball League (KBL) announced on the 6th that Lee Dae-sung was selected as the MVP of the 4th round of the 2022-2023 professional basketball season. Lee Dae-seong won 20 out of 109 valid votes in the press vote, beating Anyang KGC Byun Jun-hyung by 3 votes. Lee Dae-sung’s round MVP award is the second in his personal career following the 2018-2019 season when he was a member of Ulsan Hyundai Mobis.
It was a month that left an impeccable impact in terms of his individual performance. Lee Dae-sung participated in all nine games last month and scored double-digit points without missing a single one. Since the match against Hyundai Mobis on the 22nd of last month, he has been responsible for more than 20 points alone. As a result, he ranked first among domestic players with 20.7 points per game in the fourth round.
Despite this record, it seems that the aftermath of the team’s performance played a role in failing to overwhelm competitors in terms of votes. Several factors, such as the referee’s decision, worked in combination, and KOGAS only won two wins in the fourth round. It showed the second worst win-loss margin after Seoul Samsung, which suffered a total defeat.
Nevertheless, Lee Dae-sung’s performance is a prerequisite for Korea Gas Corporation to join the competition in the sixth round again. In the first game of the 5th round, against Suwon KT on the 4th, he ran the court for 33 minutes and 28 seconds, the longest in the team, and scored 23 points, the most in the team.