Suwon KT Sonic Boom Selects Moon Jeong-hyun as first pick in rookie draft
Suwon KT Sonic Boom, a professional basketball team, has chosen Moon Jeong-hyun as the first overall pick in the rookie draft. Standing at an impressive 194.2 cm, Moon Jeong-hyun, a player from Korea University, was called by KT coach Song Young-jin as the top pick during the 2023 KBL rookie player draft held at the Jamsil Student Gym in Seoul’s Songpa-gu on the 21st. This marks the first time in five years that KT has secured the first pick, with Moon being the third consecutive player from Korea University to be chosen in the first round after Ha Yoon-ki in 2021 and Lee Doo-won in 2022.
Talented and Recognized
Moon Jeong-hyun, a forward in his fourth year at Korea University, has already made a name for himself with his exceptional skills. He was selected as a member of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games national team, a testament to his talent. Despite not participating in the combine due to his commitments with the national team, Moon’s physical measurements conducted this morning revealed his height to be 194.2 cm and his wingspan to be 198 cm. Known for his excellent ball handling, ability to read the flow of the game, and flexibility, Moon Jeong-hyun is a promising addition to the Suwon KT Sonic Boom.
In the previous year, Moon Jeong-hyun led Korea University to victory in the Korea University Sports Council (KUSF) University Basketball U League and was honored with the tournament’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. This showcases his leadership and ability to perform under pressure. Expressing gratitude to the KT team and coach Song Young-jin, Moon Jeong-hyun also dedicated his success to his family and teammates, acknowledging their support throughout his journey.
Looking ahead, Moon Jeong-hyun expressed his ambition to continue working hard and finding happiness in his success. He emphasized his commitment to the team and his determination to bring further joy to the Suwon KT Sonic Boom by winning games in the upcoming season.
Goyang Sono’s ‘New Team’ selects Park Jong-ha as 8th pick
Goyang Sono’s ‘New Team’ has chosen Park Jong-ha as the 8th pick in the rookie draft. With a height of 184.3 cm, Park Jong-ha, a guard from Sungkyunkwan University, brings his skills and experience to this new professional basketball opportunity. Notably, he comes from a basketball family, as his sister, Park So-hee, is a women’s basketball player for Bucheon Hana One Q. This connection adds to the excitement surrounding Park Jong-ha’s potential in the sport.
Anyang Jeonggwanjang selects Na Seong-ho as the 10th pick
Anyang Jeonggwanjang, last year’s champion, has chosen Na Seong-ho as the 10th pick in the rookie draft. Standing at a height of 188.7cm, Na Seong-ho is a forward from Dankook University. He possesses the skills and talent necessary to contribute to the success of the team. As Anyang Jeonggwanjang aims to maintain its winning streak, Na Seong-ho’s addition is expected to strengthen their lineup and bring further success to the team.
Suwon KT Sonic Boom, a professional basketball team, selected Moon Jeong-hyun (194.2 cm) from Korea University as the first overall pick in the rookie draft.
KT coach Song Young-jin called Moon Jeong-hyun’s name as the first overall pick in the 2023 KBL rookie player draft held at the Jamsil Student Gym in Songpa-gu, Seoul on the 21st.
KT, which won the first pick in five years, selected a player from Korea University in the first round for three consecutive years, selecting Moon Jeong-hyun this year following Ha Yoon-ki in 2021 and Lee Doo- won in 2022.
Fourth-year Korea University forward Jeong-Hyun Moon has already been recognized for his skills enough to be selected as a member of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games national team.
He did not take part in the combine held last week due to the Asian Games national team schedule, and in the physical measurement held this morning, his height was measured at 194.2 cm and his wingspan at 198 cm.
Moon Jung-hyun is evaluated as having excellent ball handling and the ability to read the flow of the game, as well as being flexible.
Moon Jeong-hyun said, “Thank you to the KT team and coach Song Young-jin,” and then he found his mother shedding tears in the audience and said, “Mom, don’t cry. “I will make you happy and make you a lot of money.”
He continued, “I am grateful to (younger brother) Moon Yoo-hyeon (Korea University), and I am also grateful and love Coach Chu Il-seung, the gentleman on the court, and the brothers of the national team who love me as the youngest.”
Moon Jeong-hyun said, “There will be no one happier than me today,” and he expressed his ambition, “I will only enjoy happiness until today, and I will enjoy (more) happiness by winning the KT after the season. “
Goyang Sono’s ‘New Team’ selected Sungkyunkwan University guard Park Jong-ha (184.3 cm) in 8th place.
Park Jong-ha is the older brother of Bucheon Hana One Q’s Park So-hee, a women’s basketball player, and has become a ‘member of a professional basketball family.’
Meanwhile, last year’s champion Anyang Jeonggwanjang has named Dankook University forward Na Seong-ho (188.7cm) as the 10th pick.
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