Even if it is said to be the strongest professional basketball of all time, a combination was completed. It was when Choi Jun-yong, who was evaluated as the biggest player in the free agent (FA) market, joined Jeonju KCC. Starting with La Gunah, KCC completed the ultra-luxurious corps by joining Lee Seung-hyun and Heo Woong, as well as Song Gyo-chang, who is about to be discharged this season, and Choi Jun-yong.
KCC announced on the 21st that it had signed a contract with FA Choi Jun-yong for a contract period of 5 years and an annual salary of 600 million won for the first year (annual salary of 420 million won and incentives of 180 million won). Choi Jun-yong is a 200cm tall forward who has been considered a future player who will lead Korean basketball with both speed and height. Choi Jun-yong, who had a strong bad boy image, failed to explode his potential. He played only 14 games in the 2020-2021 season due to injuries and unexpected actions, averaging only 8.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists. However, Choi Jun-yong has completely changed after a year. Choi Jun-yong played all 54 games in the 2021-2022 season and played a big role with an average of 16 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists, leading SK’s combined victory. The MVP of the season also went to Choi Jun-yong. Choi Jun-yong, who was highly anticipated, said, “I didn’t know it would take this long to win the MVP,” predicting unchanging performance. 먹튀검증
In fact, with Choi Jun-yong joining, KCC built an overwhelming force. KCC had a void due to Song Kyo-chang enlisting last season, but it reinforced its strength by recruiting Heo Woong and Lee Seung-hyun from the free agent market. Choi Jun-yong and Song Gyo-chang, who will be discharged in November, have been added to this KCC. It is evaluated that the weight of the main lineup has become strong enough to be comparable to any of the previous KBL teams.
In a phone call with Segye Ilbo, KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin said with a satisfied expression, “I was fortunate to have recruited a good player.”
Choi Jun-yong’s joining press conference will be held at the KBL Center in Gangnam-gu, Seoul on the 22nd.
Then the injury came back. Choi Jun-yong injured his left heel in the 2022-2023 season and only played 26 games. Still, it was Choi Jun-yong. Choi Jun-yong recorded 12.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 26 games. Choi Jun-yong, who is not sick, shows that he can always achieve top-notch results in the league.
This kind of Choi Jun-yong was selected as the biggest free agent. Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation’s winning player Moon Seong-gon moved to Suwon KT for 780 million won, and Yang Hong-seok received 750 million won from KT and wore the Changwon LG uniform. Oh Se-geun, born in 1987, signed with Seoul SK for 3 years and up to 750 million won. However, Choi Jun-yong’s ransom was only 600 million won. Choi Jun-yong was expected to be rated higher than them, but the result was unexpected.
It is evaluated that Choi Jun-yong pursued winning rather than money. The market showed high interest in Choi Jun-yong. In fact, clubs in the metropolitan area also stepped out to recruit Choi Jun-yong, but it is said that Choi Jun-yong was greedy for the championship.