Kwak Jung-hoon led his team to victory.
Busan KCC defeated Seoul SK 97-80 in the 2023-2024 KBL D-League on Friday at LG Champions Park in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do. The win snapped a two-game losing streak. They improved to 3-4 and closed the gap on the mid-table teams.
Kwak Jung-hoon (187 cm, F) was the star of the show. He scored from inside and outside from the first quarter. 현금홀덤사이트 He ended up with 32 points, 11 rebounds, and two steals.
Kwak came out firing in the first quarter. He utilized his energy level, which is one of his strengths, to score in transition. He also showed off his accurate outside shooting. Two of his three three-pointers hit the rim. He scored 11 points in the second quarter. He finished with 21 points in the first half alone. Kwak’s performance gave KCC a 56-44 lead at halftime.
Kwak’s performance continued in the second half. KCC went on a 28-13 run in the third quarter to secure the win. Kwak was at the center of it all. He scored nine points in the third quarter. He did his part not only on offense but also on defense.
“It’s been a long time since I played in the D-League. Recently, I was in the first team roster, so I didn’t play much with the D-League. I think the game went well because I focused on the big things and the basics,” he said.
Kwak suffered a finger injury at the beginning of the game and a knee injury at the end of the game. When asked about his condition, he said, “My finger was dislocated for a while. I was surprised that it was just a bruise on my knee, but it shouldn’t be a problem for me to travel.”
On the day, Kwak made five of his seven three-pointers. “Usually in the first team, I have a lot of good brothers, so I can’t do much. I focus on shooting and rebounding, and I think that’s why I got such good results.”
When asked about his goals for the season, Kwak said, “I haven’t played much in the first team yet. But when I do play, I will try to show a good performance. In the first team, I will try to help us win the championship. In the D-League, my goal is to reach the playoffs.”
Finally, he said, “Thank you for always supporting Busan KCC. Thank you for coming all the way to the D-League.” He also expressed his love for the fans.