‘Little’ Lee Jung-hyun, will it grow beyond ‘big’ Lee Jung-hyun?

There are many people with the same name in the world. The same goes for the sports world. If it is not a really unique name, there is no choice but to overlap, and in the meantime, people with the same name often appear in contemporary events. Unfortunately, in the highly competitive world of sports, it is quite rare for someone with the same name to do well in both. As a result, if one side is relatively good or popular, the other side is likely to be buried. When you mention that name, that player comes to mind first.

There are not a few such cases in KBL as well. Shooter Lee Dong-jun,메이저사이트 who was buried by mixed-race power forward Lee Dong-jun, is representative, and there are few people who remember Kim Dong-woo, Kang Byung-hyun, Lee Seung-hyun, and Lee Sang-min, who were the same names as the stars. Even if you were active first, if a junior with the same name did better, it would be a moment to be buried, and even if you have the same name as a famous senior, if you can’t show it with your skills, the topic often ends up being a one-shot.

In the meantime, the name Lee Jung-hyun is likely to remain with a very special meaning. While the original star, Lee Jung-hyun (36‧190.3cm), is building up a legendary career, another Lee Jung-hyun (24‧187cm), who has the same name, school, main position, and zodiac sign, has an unusual presence. are revealing Due to the same name, fans and officials sometimes refer to them as ‘big’ Lee Jung-hyun, ‘small’ Lee Jung-hyun, or more abbreviated ‘Keun Jeong-hyun’ or ‘Jak Jeong-hyun’.

It has no meaning. It’s just that the word ‘big’ is added to the player who played first, and ‘small’ to the player who debuted later. ‘Big’ Lee Jung-hyun is a legend that needs no further explanation. After entering the professional stage with the 2nd pick in the 1st round of the 2010 draft, he has been consistently active in the top ranks and has built a reputation and career high enough to be nominated for the highest ever.

He is averaging 13 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.2 steals in 582 regular league games. Considering that he is still active, it is clear that his cumulative record will become even thicker. As evidenced by his average playing time of 29 minutes and 17 seconds, he has been playing a significant role in the team for a long time and is consistently doing his part.

There are voices of concern about his aging, and it is true that he is gradually coming down from his prime, but last season he played 54 games for Samsung and played an average of 25 minutes and 52 seconds. He has won the regular season MVP twice as well as winning the championship match, and has been recognized for his unique leadership, such as serving as captain at Samsung following his days at KCC.

The great thing about Lee Jung-hyun is that he has maintained a certain level of class without any particular slump since his rookie days until now. Although he is a senior, he is pointed out for his excessively long playing time and defensive problems due to his low energy level, but it is rare for a player at Lee Jung-hyun’s age to do that. At least, it is a clear fact that it is drawing a stroke in KBL history.

Because of this, from around the time the ‘small’ Lee Jung-hyun set foot on the professional stage, a lot of attention was focused on ‘Can he become as great a player as Big Jung-hyun?’ This is because his achievements until his college days and the size of his talent seemed to be sufficient for him to challenge his stronghold. In fact, Lee Jung-hyun is taking a growth trend that meets expectations. ‘Big’ Lee Jung-hyun did well, but ‘small’ Lee Jung-hyun is already rising up and down the star ranks to the extent that he has no rival in his age group.

◆ ‘Big’ Lee Jeong-hyeon 1st year record ☞ 54 games played, average playing time 30 minutes 38 seconds / average 13 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.3 steals ◆ ‘Small’ Lee Jung-hyun 1st year record ☞ 52 games played, average playing time

23 Minutes 26 seconds / Average 9.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1 steal

◆ ‘Big’ Lee Jung-hyun 2nd year record ☞ 54 games played, average playing time 24 minutes 31 seconds / Average 9.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals

◆ ‘Little’ Lee Jung-hyun 2nd year record ☞ 52 games played, average playing time 34 minutes 2 seconds / average 15 points, 2.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.7 steals

Looking only at the regular season record until the second year, it seems that the ‘small’ Lee Jung-hyun has a faster pace. However, this is also somewhat related to the team situation. In the case of ‘big’ Lee Jeong-hyeon, he was guaranteed a lot of playing time due to the circumstances of the team that was rebuilding during his rookie days, and he performed well with his confident play. On the other hand, after entering the second year, national big man Oh Se-geun joined the team, and the composition of the team aiming for the championship was completed, and relatively less business trip time was taken than when he was a rookie.

On the other hand, ‘small’ Lee Jung-hyun had Lee Dae-sung as his backcourt partner during his rookie days. Expectations were high as a super rookie, so he received quite a bit of playing time, but he had a long ball possession time and worked with Lee Dae-seong, a senior who specialized in attacking himself rather than saving his teammates. took it

However, the situation changed dramatically when coach Kim Seung-gi was appointed as the team’s command tower. Even in the eyes of coach Kim, who has nurtured many talented players into stars, Lee Jung-hyun was seen as a ‘potential to become a cotyledon’. When he was sure, he didn’t hesitate. I let Lee Dae-sung go and started raising Lee Jung-hyun in earnest. Lee Jung-hyun has grown up. He added ‘Soo’ to lead the team to the qualities of an ace he originally had.

The deeper second-year young prodigy flew well in the playoffs. He led the matchup against Hyundai Mobis, which was regarded as weak, to victory, and although he lost, he gave a shot to the championship candidate KGC, who clashed in the quarterfinals. There is still a long way to go to chase the legends, but even rave reviews were pouring in, saying, ‘He combined Yang Dong-geun’s firmness with Kim Seon-hyung’s dynamics’. Perhaps the biggest harvest in this playoff is the birth of a lumber that will lead the future of Korean basketball.

Of course, no matter how good the current ‘small’ Lee Jung-hyun is, it is still too early for a player who has completed his second season to be compared to the ‘big’ Lee Jung-hyun. Proper evaluation will be possible only when the ‘small’ Lee Jeong-hyeon also has accumulated data after becoming a veteran. After more than 10 years have passed, how will the evaluation of the two Lee Jung-hyun be different? Lee Jung-hyun is walking again in the place where Lee Jung-hyun passed.

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