When it comes to the 2007 rookie draft, there are words that follow. ‘Best of All Time’ and ‘Golden Generation’ are rated higher than any other draft ever, as evidenced by the rave reviews. In particular, if you look at the players nominated in the first round, your mouth will drop open. It is truly a super-luxurious lineup to the extent that Woo Seung-yeon (39‧193cm) in 9th place, who played 184 games in total, achieved the most sluggish performance. In the case of Woo Seung-yeon, it was 2007, so he became the weakest in the first round.
1st place Kim Tae-sul (38‧180cm), who was evaluated as the last national level pure point guard, became famous for inheriting the genealogy of the ‘6-year guard theory’ leading to Kang Dong-hee, Lee Sang-min, and Kim Seung-hyun. 2nd place Lee Dong-jun (43‧200cm) was a naturalized mixed-race player and was a power forward full of combat power with good physical and athletic abilities.
Yang Hee-jong (38‧194cm) in 3rd place and Shin Myeong-ho (39‧184cm) in 6th place are considered players who changed the status of defenders. Previously, defenders were regarded as bench members in charge of harassing the opposing team’s ace, but the two have made a name for themselves as ‘defense specialists’ who can change the game flow through defense since their rookie days.
Jung Young-sam (38‧186.7cm) steadily played an active role in E-Land, leaving a mark as a franchise star representing Incheon basketball, and Park Sang-oh (42‧196cm) entered the pro at a rather late age, and even after joining, he mainly played a backup role. Among them, he had a so-called monster season and even won the MVP of the regular league.
Lee Gwang-jae (38‧187cm) did not have a long heyday, but he once played a big role as a shooting guard representing the league and gained popularity as the original ‘Wonju Idol’ before Heo Woong. Kim Yeong-hwan (38‧195cm) and Ham Ji-hoon (38‧197.4cm) are long-running icons who have been running along with Yang Hee-jong so far. .
In the case of Ham Ji-hoon, he is one of the KBL legends recognized by everyone. It’s not as good as he was in his prime, but he’s still active as a big man at the top of the league even at an age that wouldn’t be strange even if he retired earlier.
Park Gu-yeong (38‧183cm), Shin Je-rok (39‧189cm), and Kim Young-soo (38‧177cm) were not the main players, but they played an active role as backup guards, and Kim Bong-soo (38‧199cm) and Song Chang-moo (40‧205cm) were so-called ‘body bread’. This is a case where he succeeded in surviving as a native big man, at least as a back-up. Yoo Byung-jae (38‧191cm) had to retire early due to an injury, but his talent was clearly recognized enough to show good offense even against mixed-race forward Moon Tae-jong. Up to 7th place Lee Gwang-jae, 4 Yonsei University graduates were nominated in the first round, and one was also selected in the second round. At the time of the draft, Chung-Ang University did not receive much attention. However, as time passed, 5th place Park Sang-oh and 10th place Ham Ji-hoon won the regular season MVP, and even Jeong Byeong-guk was re-examined as a hidden real pick by writing a myth in the 3rd round.
Even 3rd rounder Jung Byung-guk (38‧183cm) showed more than a decent 1st round player and made the dignity of the draft even brighter. In the 2007 draft, Yonsei’s power continued. As Kim Tae-sul was nominated as the 1st place, Yonsei University graduates took the 1st place for 3 consecutive years and swept the 2nd and 3rd places.
Even before the Yonsei University 3 Musketeers draft, which swept the 1st to 3rd ranks, it was quite difficult to guess the 1st rank. It was expected that Yonsei University, which was strong, would come out first, but Kim Tae-sul, Lee Dong-jun, and Yang Hee-jong were all lumberjacks so it would not be strange if their names were called first, so interest in the final three musketeers’ rankings was high. In the end, in a trend where the type of leading the game through passing is gradually decreasing, Kim Tae-sul, who attracted attention as the authentic number 1 of the league, will be honored with the first place.
E-Land announced the second place, but Orions actually had the nomination right. For this reason, Orions chose Lee Dong-jun and Yang Hee-jong after much thought. Looking at what he showed, it was right to pick Yang Hee-jong, but it is correct to say that he bet on Dong-jun Lee’s athletic ability and growth potential. In the end, Yang Hee-jong, the best forward in college, ended up in the arms of KT&G, and as a result, it can be said that it became a ‘divine move’.
Even now, the starting point guard is the blue chip favored by many coaches. It is often referred to as the ‘era of the dual guard’, but this is largely because there is no outstanding pure No. 1. If an orthodox point guard with enough talent to become a starting player emerges, it is sure to be very popular.
Kang Dong-hee (born in 1966) – Lee Sang-min (born in 1972) – Kim Seung-hyeon (born in 1978) – Kim Tae-sul (born in 1984) was selected as the protagonist of the ‘best point guard six-year cycle theory’, so you can guess what kind of expectations Kim Tae-sul received. there is. He was No. 1 capable enough to control prominent players in his team as well as the national team with his fingertips.
He controlled the tempo with stable ball distribution and controlled the flow with an awl-like assist. In addition, the bank shot from the middle line passed as a luxury offensive technique. He turned the ball around with a first pass, but when he had a chance, he threw it without hesitation, and his accuracy was very high. When the game was not going well, he dug into the space and made free throws, and read the landing point of the ball properly and got a rebound among the big men.
Elasticity jumped out from the way he connected a quick attack following an interception based on his unique hand movements. The ability to ride the screen is also very good, so the 2v2 play with the big man, as well as the play to directly attack the gap created between them was excellent. For the opposing team, it was a difficult existence to block. It is evaluated that Kim Tae-sul in his heyday was not lacking in being ranked as the No. 1 player of all time.
◆ Kim Tae-sul’s regular league record ☞ Average 7.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.4 steals in 520 games played
⁕ Highest score in one game: Scores ☞ Jeonju KCC match on November 18, 2012 = 25 points / 3-point shot successful ☞ Seoul SK match on January 16, 2018 = 4 / assists ☞ December 1, 2013 Incheon Etland match = 15 /Steel ☞ Anyang KT&G exhibition on January 29, 2009 = 8
Unlike a basketball player in the United States (?), Lee Dong-jun showed solid play rather than flashy style. He played as a hustle player who did not spare his body by utilizing his good physical and athletic abilities. Unlike Kim Min-soo and Lee Seung-jun, who were criticized for avoiding physical fights, Lee Dong-jun did not hesitate to do dirty work such as cut-in, box-out, and defense.
Because he ran so hard, he was good at receiving and eating, and his shooting was not bad. It can be said that he was very difficult to block on days when he had a good midrange hit rate. Although he was not highly regarded for his field of vision and technique, he was very active and his energy level was impressive, and he was called ‘KBL Kang Baek-ho’ among his fans.
He did not grow as much as expected, but it is necessary to acknowledge Lee Dong-jun’s sincerity. He wasn’t originally a big man. It is said that he only complied with the big man in the country. It is different from the majority of mixed-race players who had a lot of conflicts because it was different from the basketball they had been playing in the United States. It can be said that this was possible because he acknowledged differences from an early age and had an attitude to learn.
Regarding this, Lee Dong-jun said at the time of the interview with ‘Basketball Interview’, “Originally, I mainly looked at the point guard position in the United States, but in Korea, a big man was requested. I think it was because he was tall and in good shape, but I was really embarrassed because he was not prepared at all. But he couldn’t help it. He even took the naturalization test and came to Korea, but he had no choice. He knew very little about behind-the-goal play such as post-up, but learned it after coming to Korea. He was not young, but he started anew with a blank slate,” he said.
◆ Lee Dong-jun’s regular league record ☞ Total average of 10.5 points
, Jan. 10, 2013 vs. Changwon LG = 8 / Steal ☞ Dec. 6, 2013 Goyang Orions vs. = 5 / Block shot ☞ Jan. 1, 2014 vs. Seoul SK = 4
As mentioned earlier, Yang Hee-jong was successful with defense and hustle three times. He earned a reputation as one of the best small forwards in the league as well as his team, and was also used in the national team. This is because it is not just the best defender in the same position, but if you overdo it a little, it is a resource that can cover everything from guards to big men. Basically, he is quick and athletic, and if he sees a hole in his defense while blocking his marksman, his assist defense is well timed.
He has a fighting spirit that does not diminish with age, so when he needs it, he throws himself at the ball without hesitation. Of course, Hee-Jong Yang has been criticized throughout his career for his offense, especially his shooting. Nevertheless, Yang Hee-jong is clearly evaluated as a ‘player who is good at basketball’. This is because of his high team contribution.
He excels in everything except shooting. His strong point is defense, as well as his understanding of team tactics. He is so sensible that he blends into the team smoothly and saves his teammates. Depending on whether Hee-Jong Yang is on the court or not, the flow of the ball within his team changes. In addition to this, he is evaluated as ‘a player who is strong in big games’ in that he creates clutch scores or clutch plays well with great concentration at important moments.
◆ Yang Hee-jong’s regular league record ☞ Average 6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1 assist, 0.6 steals, 0.6 blocked shots in 618 games
⁕ Most records in a single game: Scores ☞ January 23, 2014 against Ulsan Mobis = 28 points / assists ☞ January 29, 2019 against Jeonju KCC = 8 / Steals ☞ November 10, 2015 against Jeonju KCC = 6 / Block shot ☞ Wonju DB match on November 15, 2018 = 5
LG nominated players of various colors , but Jung Young-sam finished his career as a one-club man at E-Land, where he became an actual team due to the exchange of nomination rights. In the early days of his career, his bold breakthrough ability shone and attracted attention as a slasher, and he continued his career as a player for 13 seasons through steady scoring power. As can be seen from the age difference with his draft mates, Park Sang-oh quit basketball in college and started again.
After serving in the army as an active duty soldier, he managed to regain his grip on the basketball ball, and his advance into the professional league had to be delayed as much as that period. Nevertheless, he is recognized for his potential and grows into a player who is named as the 5th pick and is even awarded the MVP of the regular league. It is regrettable that he did not have the peak figure for a long time, but it is clear that he left a story that serves as an example in many ways.
◆ Jeong Young-sam’s regular league record ☞ Total average of 7.8 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists,
and 28th Changwon LG match = 8 / steals ☞ Goyang Orion
match on December 26, 2020 = 4
⁕ Most records in one game: Scores ☞ 12/17/2014 against Ulsan Mobis = 30 points / 3-point shot successful ☞ 13/11/2016 against Seoul SK = 7 / assists ☞ 12/12/2014 against Busan KT = 8 Number / Steel ☞ March 12, 2009 Seoul Samsung Exhibition = 5
It is no exaggeration to say that Shin Myung-ho was one of the most distinct players in KBL history. Despite being a guard, his career 3-point shot success rate was only 22.9%, but the impact (?) in the actual game was so much greater that even that seemed high. It didn’t go in so badly that when he threw a 3-point shot, sighs came out from various places with various meanings.
The opposing team’s coaches openly said, ‘Leave Shin Myung-ho alone!’ The words he shouted became a hot topic, and even a funny incident happened that became famous even to fans who were not interested in basketball. Despite throwing many of his outside shots from open opportunities, most of them bounced off the rim, and there were even a few airballs that didn’t even grazed the post. As a result, the opposing team often strategically used it openly as the game went on. As the situation became like this, KCC had no choice but to feel that 4 players were running during the attack.
At this point, people who don’t know much may think, ‘Are you a basketball player?’, but the reality was somewhat different. If Shin Myung-ho was simply a player who openly ignored the defense, he would not have played 468 games in 12 seasons. It is true that he should have taken off his clothes in one or two seasons. In addition, he is a KCC one-club man. He is also on the team for a reason, so it is clear that he has been with him for a long time.
When Shin Myung-ho was attacking, he suffered from the opponent telling him to ‘leave Shin Myung-ho’, but on the contrary, when he defended himself, he was told, ‘Please let Shin Myung-ho go’. He perfectly covered the part where he failed to serve 1 serving in offense, doing 1.5 servings and 2 servings in defending. He was an all-weather defensive technician who was very good at his assist defense, including properly locking his own marksman. In his prime, Joo Hee-jeong was also cited as the most demanding marksman.
In particular, he was good at stealing and had a knack for cutting off the flow of the opponent’s line at important moments. His hand movement itself is so fast, and he put pressure on his match-up opponent through active grooming. In addition, the ability to read the opponent’s pass is also very outstanding. In the 2012-2013 season, it ranked first in steals (average 2.04), with a total of 104. In addition, even though he appeared as a bench member in most games, he won the 5th Defense Award three times, and even won the Best Candidate Award in the 2015-2016 season. He also contributed to the team’s two championships.
◆ Shin Myeong-ho’s regular league record ☞ Average of 2.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists,
and December 14th Busan KT match = 3 / assist ☞ December 2nd, 2014 Incheon Etland match = 8 / Steel ☞ December 15th, 2016 Goyang Orion match = 6
Lee Gwang-jae gained considerable popularity as a ‘Wonju Idol’ before Heo Woong. He was called a troika along with Kim Tae-sul and Yang Hee-jong during his time at Yonsei University because of his excellent 3-point shooting ability. His father (Lee Wang-don) and mother (Hong Hye-ran), as well as his younger sister (Lee Yu-jin), were former basketball players and also drew attention as a basketball player. From his rookie days until after he was discharged from the Sangmu, he showed good performance and was even considered as the next-generation ace, but after that, injuries and sluggishness overlapped, and his heyday did not last long, and he was regretful.
◆ Lee Gwang-jae’s regular league record ☞ Total average of 6.5 points, 1.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists,
and December 15th against Anyang KGC = 5 / assists ☞ November 10th, 2013 against Anyang KGC = 7 /steal ☞ February 17th, 2010 against Anyang KT&G = 5
Kim Young-hwan and Ham Ji-hoon are still playing active duty even after a long time has passed. Both of them suffered from injuries in college, so no one could have guessed at the time that they would become icons of long runs by running this long. This is because concerns about injury had a significant impact on the background of being pushed back in the nomination list until the second half of the first round despite his outstanding skills. In particular, in the case of Ham Ji-hoon, it would not be strange if he competed for the first place, so it would not be unreasonable to evaluate him as the 10th best player ever.
◆ Kim Young-hwan’s regular league record ☞ Total average of 8.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2 assists,
and Jan. 29 Seoul Samsung vs. = 6 / Assists ☞ Nov. 30, 2016 Anyang KGC vs. Anyang = 11 /steal ☞ Oct. 17, 2012 Goyang Orion vs. =
5 Average 2.3 points, 1.2 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.2 steals
⁕ Most records in a game: Scores ☞ 12/31/2008 against Busan KTF = 19 points / 3-pointers made ☞ 12/31/2008 against Busan KTF = 5 / Assists ☞ Against KTF, Busan on March 21, 2009 = 4/steal ☞ Against Orion, Goyang on February 27, 2015 = 2 ◆ Ji-Hoon Ham’s regular league record ☞ Total average of 10.6 points, 5 rebounds, 3.7 assists in 715 appearances
, 0.9 steals, 0.5 block shots
⁕ Most records in one game: Scores ☞ 12 February 2009 against Changwon LG = 30 points / assists ☞ 6 January 2016 against Changwon LG = 13 / steals ☞ 3 January 2016 against Seoul Samsung = 6 / blocked shots ☞ Jeonju KCC match on October 26, 2016 = 5
As mentioned earlier, in the 2007 draft, good players continued to be selected even after the first round. Park Gu-young, Shin Je-rok, and Kim Young-soo were guards who played their role as backups, and Kim Bong-soo and Song Chang-moo were indigenous center resources who brought their own competitiveness to the extent that their names are still mentioned. Heo Hyo-jin (39‧190cm) was also one of the top prospects to be called No. 1 in the high school rankings. Jeong Byeong-guk, who was selected in the 3rd round, has continued his career as well as many of the 1st round designated players with his stable 3-point shooting ability. Anyang KGC Park Ji-hoon is a cousin.
◆ Jeong Byeong-guk’s regular league record ☞ Total average of 6.2 points, 1.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists,
and January 6 Jeonju KCC match = 5 / assist ☞ February 16, 2017 Wonju Dongbu match = 6 / steal ☞ October 20, 2014 Seoul Samsung
match = 5 It reflects the image of Edo, is known as the owner of the building, and lives a leisurely second life. Dongjun Lee plays non-elected leagues with his older brother Seungjun Lee while also playing 3×3 basketball. He is still very interested in basketball and enjoys his daily life as a basketball fan by watching the NBA as well as the domestic league. 온라인바카라
Yang Hee-jong, the permanent captain of Anyang, announced his retirement at the end of the season. He just celebrated his retirement and is aiming to end his basketball career on a good note with a team win this season. Jung Young-sam opened a skill training center in Incheon and is also active as a commentator for SPOTV. Park Sang-oh is a coach at Cheonan Ssangyong High School, Seung-yeon Woo is a coach at Gwangju High School, Shin Myeong-ho is a coach at Jeonju KCC, Lee Kwang-jae is Wonju DB, and Park Gu-young is a coach at Ulsan Hyundai Mobis.
Kim Young-soo has reported that he is running a basketball academy in Daejeon, Shin Je-rok is running a basketball class in Canada, and Heo Hyo-jin is in charge of coaching at the Little Thunders basketball class in Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do. Yoo Byung-jae, who was famous as singer Shinji’s boyfriend during his active career, is active as a representative of JJ Entertainment, an entertainment agency.
The most unfortunate case is Jeong Byeong-guk. He became the main character of the 3rd round myth and served as an example to many juniors, but he was arrested by the police for committing lewd acts several times in the middle of downtown Incheon, and suffered the tragedy of being permanently expelled from KBL. It is known to do