Anyang KGC guard Byun Jun-hyung (27, 185 cm) packed up and went on a trip right after the ‘2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball’ championship match (7 matches, 4 wins). He was scheduled to join the military on the 15th of this month, so he hurried to spend a little time with his family. With his improved skills, he played a pivotal role in helping KGC win the combined (regular league + championship) championship and the East Asian Super League (EASL) Champions Week at the same time. Immediately after finishing the regular season, his performance was good enough to be mentioned as a leading candidate for MVP. After a splendid season, he briefly leaves the team and the league to fulfill his military service obligations.
In a phone interview with Sports Donga on the 11th, Byun Jun-hyung said, “There was also Parents’ Day, so I went on a trip with his parents. He doesn’t have much time ahead of his military enlistment. Everything has to be done quickly,” he laughed. He said, “I stumbled a little at the end, but I finished with a good result. He reached the top in EASL, regular league, and championship match. It’s an honor that he was with the team at a 토스카지노 historic moment. I think I can give myself more than 70 points.” Compared to the results he achieved, his evaluation of himself was grim. Byun Jun-hyung said, “I have a big personal goal. I’m not satisfied with my basketball, so I can’t score a lot. could have done better I don’t have a clear direction, but I always think, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice if I could play basketball better?’” he explained.
During this championship match, Byun Jun-hyung suffered quite a bit. He struggled in a situation where his body was not perfect due to the aftermath of plantar fasciitis, but he was under a lot of stress as the main guard was evaluated as not being able to break the opposing team’s local defense. However, he showed great success in the 6th and 7th games of the championship match, contributing to KGC winning the championship trophy.
He said, “It was difficult because it was a burdensome game, but I’m not the type to get stressed out a lot, but this time I woke up too early and struggled to the point that I couldn’t even eat. Still, his older brothers told me a lot of good things, so I was able to overcome it,” he said.
He said that he was moved by Yang Hee-jong’s words, “Thank you for doing well,” even when he was on the edge of a cliff with 2 wins and 3 losses after losing the 5th game of the championship match. He ate a lot of carbohydrates such as rice and noodles. I don’t know why, but I pulled something to eat. Eating gave me strength. I think the reason I didn’t get tired at the end of the 6th and 7th games was because I ate a lot. It became a series that made me realize the importance of nutrition intake.”
He continues to play basketball while serving in the military as a member of the Armed Forces Sports Corps. However, for the time being, it will play in the D-League, which is equivalent to the second division. It is regrettable that the game is in full swing, but he thinks it is a time for reorganization.
Byun Jun-hyung said, “All professional basketball players have minor injuries. There were days when I was unable to train and had to rest during the preparation stage for the semifinal playoffs due to plantar fasciitis. He can play basketball in the army too. I hope you heal well and become healthy. After serving in the military, I will do well in the military and come back so that I can play better basketball that I dream of.”