Busan KCC beat Anyang Chunggwanjang 108-99 in the 2023-2024 regular basketball league held at Sajik Indoor Stadium in Busan on Sunday. It is on the verge of losing three consecutive home games. It also narrowed the gap between Suwon KT and Changwon LG (both 22 wins and 13 losses) to 2.5 games with 19 wins and 15 losses.
Heo started the draft one year earlier than his peers. He knocked on the pro stage with his teammate Lee Seung-hyeon (197 cm, F) and Kim Jun-il (200 cm, C), a year senior at Yonsei University. He joined Wonju Dongbu (currently Wonju DB) as the fifth player overall in the 2014 KBL domestic rookie draft.
Heo Woong’s skill has increased dramatically. He has become a top-rated scorer in the KBL. His appearance on entertainment programs has elevated his profile as well. He became a star player in the KBL. Moreover, he became a free agent after the end of the 2021-2022 season. Heo Woong’s stock price is much higher than eight years ago.
The team that captivated Heo Woong was KCC. KCC signed a five-year contract with Heo Woong for a total of 750 million won in compensation for the 2022-2023 season. Heo showed off his scoring ability even after the transfer. He scored 15.7 points per game in the 2022-2023 season and made 2.3 3-pointers per game.
In the 2023-2024 season, more and more support groups have been deployed, including Choi Joon-yong (200cm, F), Song Kyo-chang (199cm, F), and Alize Johnson (201cm, F). Heo Woong can relieve some of the burden. Therefore, he can check Heo Woong less. This is a positive factor for Heo Woong.
However, major players such as Lee Ho-hyun (182 cm, G) and Chung Chang-young (193 cm, G) have been sidelined due to injury. The absence of Lee Ho-hyun and Chung Chang-young can naturally affect Heo Woong. Both players are considered guards.
When KCC hit three consecutive points by Bae Byung-joon (189 cm, G) and Robert Carter Jr. (203 cm, F), Heo Woong stepped up and threw three points from the front. He hit the front rim first, but Heo Woong’s three points passed in the end. KCC had a 6-6 balance.
Nevertheless, KCC did not get ahead of Chung because they were hit by three straight points. Heo Woong, however, hit back with three points and the breakthrough. When Heo Woong burst out, KCC also gained ground. On the rise, KCC finished the first quarter 24-24.
Heo Woong, who scored eight points in the first quarter, showed his shooting sense in the second quarter as well. Choi Jun-yong and Song Kyo-chang finished with three points. In particular, it was impressive that Song finished the pass. It was three points he scored in a fast attack situation, and three points that enabled him to run away 42-33.
Heo Woong’s three-point march is not over. Heo Woong, who was in the right corner, moved to the right wing and utilized Lee Seung-hyun’s screen. He scored three points behind Lee.꽁머니환전
Heo Woong, who gained confidence, was extraordinary. He expressed confidence at any time. As a result, he scored three points in a row 57 seconds before the end of the second quarter. In the second quarter alone, he scored his fourth three points. Thanks to this, KCC had a big run, 54-40.
Jung Kwan-jang changed his defensive tactics to local defense, but Heo Woong hit his feet in the right corner. After receiving the ball from Song Kyo-chang at the high post, he shot without delay. Heo Woong’s shot went through the rim, and KCC maintained a 62-47 gap.
When Chung was able to hold hope, Heo Woong scored three points. Heo Woong, who scored three points in the eighth, wrapped his head around with his two hands. He seemed to distrust his shooting.
Heo Woong scored his ninth three-point goal at 2:07 into the fourth quarter. He has already broken the number of three-point successes per game. (Previously: Feb. 14, 2022 vs. Changwon LG: 7, affiliated: Wonju DB) Heo Woong’s eyes were on “two-digit three-point success.”
Hur just stared at the rim from outside the 3-point line, and the desired outcome came to fruition 1:53 before the end of the game. He scored three points from the top. He scored three points in his 10th career. He scored three points in his first two spots. Then he left work amid cheers from fans 1:38 before the game ended.
Heo Woong’s final record in the match was 32 points (3 points: 10/15) and 5 assists in his appearance at 32 minutes and 43 seconds. There was another meaning. Based on the expansion of the 3-point line to 6.75 meters, Heo Woong’s three-point success rate per game is tied for first in the KBL. Coincidentally, the joint first place was coach Cho Sung-min (Yang Jeong-gwan), who faced off against the other team.