Yang Hee-jong (38, 194cm) showed another strong performance against KT and helped the team win.
Yang Hee-jong of Anyang KGC played an active part with 11 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball Suwon KT match held at Suwon KT Sonicboom Arena on the 6th. KGC, with Yang Hee-jong and Omari Spellman exploding 40 points, won 87-84 and ran a pleasant 5-game winning streak.
Yang Hee-jong said, “These days, there are continuous matches, so we are playing tough matches every time. Since the main players feel the physical burden, the key is how much the backup resources fill the void. Today (6th), Spellman showed an ace-like aspect, so it was difficult, but I think I played well until the end.”
This season, Yang Hee-jong is showing a strong performance against KT. His average record for the season was 2.6 points and 1.7 rebounds in 39 games, but in the game against KT, he recorded 8.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists that day. All three double-digit goals this season were scored against KT.
“If the record came out like that, it doesn’t seem that there is no compatibility. Today (6th) I was also lucky in the offensive part, and the gym seems to suit me. Should I transfer to KT (laughs). I’m preparing for the playoffs. I believe that my juniors will do well in the regular season. I will build a good body and show a great image during the playoffs.” Yang Hee-jong said.
Yang Hee-jong, who turned 40 in Korean age this year, is now supporting his juniors on the bench. But his hustle play and his presence on the defensive remain. He is also doing his part behind the scenes by giving various advice to his juniors. 안전놀이터
Regarding this, Yang Hee-jong said, “Actually, it is difficult. He doesn’t play consistently, but comes in when the main players fail. It is difficult for him to maintain his physical condition and at the same time he has to take care of his juniors. But since I have more experience than my juniors, I don’t want to disappoint them. So I try to play the game responsibly.”