Cho Woo-sung was the first player to record a double-double in the 3rd round of the rookie draft.
Seoul Samsung broke its 5-game losing streak by winning 87-72 against Jeonju KCC held at the Jeonju Gymnasium on the 17th. Samsung, which once fell to 9th place, rose to a tie for 7th place (9 wins, 13 losses) with the victory that day.
Lee Jung-hyun (30 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists), who scored 18 points in the 4th quarter alone, stood out the most, while Lee Ho-hyeon (14 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists) and Emmanuel Terry (16 points, 11 rebounds) also stood out.
Among them, Jo Woo-sung cannot be left out. Cho Woo-sung recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds that day.
Jo Woo-sung, who fills the place of Lee Won-seok, who lost due to injury, is 206 cm tall. You might take it for granted that a big man would write a double-double.
The point to note here is that Cho Woo-sung’s draft nomination is ranked 21st, that is, in the 3rd round.
Even though Jo Woo-sung started playing basketball late, he was firmly under his goal and played an active part in college. However, he was unable to fully develop his skills due to injuries.
He was considered a candidate for the first round when he was a senior at Dongguk University, and was expected to be nominated at least in the middle of the second round.
Expectations don’t always come true. Cho Woo-sung was not named until the 20th, the last round of the second round.
Even though Samsung picked Lee Won-seok as the first priority, they called Jo Woo-sung as the 1st rank in the 3rd round (21st overall).
Even if Samsung had a different style from Lee Won-seok at the time, it was a wise choice to select another tall player.
On the 25th of last month, Samsung coach Eun Hee-seok said, “(Lee Won-seok and Jo Woo-seong) have very different tendencies. Lee Won-seok can play both inside and outside the goal, and he will be raised that way. Jo Woo-sung has a strong tendency under the goal. He thinks he has gained dominance,” he said.
One of the reasons why Jo Woo-sung’s nomination ranking was delayed more than expected is that it is slow. No matter how good his height is, he has slow feet, so there is a question mark on how to use it in professional basketball, where speed and spacing are the trend. 메이저놀이터
Nonetheless, basketball officials who knew Jo Woo-sung praised him for his ability to improve and his intelligence. In addition, it was also positive that Dongguk University showed better performance when returning to the center of Jo Woo-sung rather than Kim Jong-ho.
Even though he has slow feet, he has good strength and can be used as a defense player for foreign players.
Jo Woo-sung was the first player to record a double-double among players nominated after the third round.
In the KBL, which was launched in the 1997 season, a total of 1728 double-doubles were made by domestic players (excluding Laguna, including players active in the Asian quarter system). Seo Jang-hoon has the most with 204 episodes, followed by Ha Seung-jin (111 episodes) and Joo Hee-jeong (91 episodes).
However, among the 150 domestic players who have recorded more than one double-double, Woo-sung Cho is the only player nominated after the 3rd round.
Jo Woo-sung said in an interview with a relay broadcaster after the game that day, “The team lost in a row, foreign players were injured, and some of the key players were injured. He thought the team could be in crisis. The director told us that we should just do what we were doing, and the hyungs such as Lee Jung-hyun and Kim Si-rae made the atmosphere not saggy, so I feel good and grateful that I won.” He looked back on the game, saying, “I was faithful to the basics because he told me that if I give it, cross the screen, then fall out, serve as a bridge, and do simple basics, it can work well, and there are good results.”
Thanks to being called up late in his draft, Cho Woo-sung engraved his name on a page in KBL history.