What everyone wanted in Hyundai Mobis, Jung Jong-hyun
What everyone wanted in Hyundai Mobis, Jung Jong-hyun’s first goal in the regular league
All members of Hyundai Mobis cheered with one mind. It is Jung Jong-hyun’s first goal in the regular league.
Jung Jong-hyun joined Ulsan Hyundai Mobis as the seventh-ranked player in the fourth round in the 2021 KBL domestic rookie draft. He was the last of his peers to enter the professional stage.
Jeong Jong-hyun, a graduate of Yeosu Hwayang High School and Dongguk University, is tall and has the advantage of being left-handed. However, he could not take advantage of his strengths due to his lack of basic skills and ordinary athletic skills. Even after joining Hyundai Mobis, he only stepped on the D-League.
So in an interview with this magazine in August 2022, Jung Jong-hyun said, “I couldn’t make my regular league debut. That is the first objective. And during the upcoming season, I will continue to do well and grow without ups and downs,” he said, looking forward to “playing in the regular league.”
After that, “If I debut in front of a home fan, I will be excited.” I think it’s going to be a lot of nervous. I think I will gain a lot of strength if you support me. And I want to be seen as a dedicated player to home fans,” he said, looking forward to standing in front of home fans.
Jung Jong-hyun, who was building his body in the D League, was included in the 12-man regular league entry against Changwon LG on the 2nd. The main resources such as Ham Ji-hoon (198cm, F), Jang Jae-seok (202cm, C), and Lee Woo-suk (196cm, G) were missing, but Jung Jong-hyun got a chance to reach the dream stage.
I enjoyed a precious time of 1 minute and 18 seconds. It was a debut match in front of home fans. Although Hyundai Mobis lost to LG, Jung Jong-hyun had a precious memory.
Jung Jong-hyun, who made his debut, also stepped on the court against Jeonju KCC on the 17th and Suwon KT on the 19th. He played only 2 minutes and 11 seconds in both games, but it was a precious time for Jung Jong-hyun.
However, there was a regret. He failed to score in the three games he played. Tried a total of 4 field goals (3 points: 4) in 3 games, but all failed. I could hardly open the door.
And last 21st. Jung Jong-hyun went on the court once again. Jung Jong-hyun can score more easily because he faced Seoul Samsung without foreign players. Hyundai Mobis coaching staff and players’ support for Jung Jong-hyun was also greater. However, Jung Jong-hyun failed both field trips.
There were only 12 seconds left. Jung Jong-hyun played one-on-one with Lee Won-seok (205cm, C). I got a foul in front of Lee Won-seok. Since Samsung was caught in a team foul, Jung Jong-hyun was able to stand on the free throw line. a golden opportunity to score.
Jung Jong-hyun succeeded in both free throws. Unlike Jung Jong-hyun’s calmness, the bench’s response was hot. Jung Jong-hyun’s first goal was as happy as his own. Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun also smiled lightly.
That’s how Jung Jong-hyun scored his first goal in his professional debut. Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun said after the game, “I prepared really hard during the offseason. Even though I had to rest because of blisters on the soles of my feet, I had never rested from exercising. Even right after the season, he built up well in the D-League. “It’s an opportunity that big men got hurt, but the opportunity must have been precious to (Jung) Jong-hyun,” he said, praising Jung Jong-hyun’s sincerity.
He then said, “I wanted to get the desired results in the regular league. Also, the players cheered for Jonghyun a lot. I was very grateful for caring about the team’s first score, especially (Kim) Hyun-min. It is right to give Hyun-min a chance, because Jong-hyun ran. However, Hyun-min understood the situation,” he thanked the players.
Jung Jong-hyun fulfilled both his and his teammates’ wishes in the match against Samsung. I realized more than the first goal. Although the 2022-2023 regular league end date (March 29) is only one week away, Jung Jong-hyun needs to find another goal that can be realized. The most likely goal will be the “first successful field trip in the regular league.”