Chun Ki-beom scored 13 points, the most in a Japanese game.
Chun Ki-bum is a promising youngster of misfortune메이저놀이터. He drew attention as a genius guard during his time at Jungang High School in Busan, and continued to win after entering Yonsei University. He was evaluated as having all the virtues necessary for a point guard, such as game management and passing, with a good height of 186 cm. In the 2016 KBL rookie draft, which is called the golden generation, he was nominated by Seoul Samsung in the 1st round, 4th place, and entered the professional league.
However, Chun Ki-beom did not grow as much as he expected after joining the pro team. He had a lot of things, but the problem was that he had no clear advantages. He was, in a word, ambiguous. The lack of speed, which was pointed out as a weakness, was even more striking in his professional stage. At Samsung, he was a semi-main player between the main player and the sixth man.
In January of last year, he crossed the irreversible river. Being caught by the police after causing an accident after drunk driving. He was further criticized when it was revealed that he lied to avoid the situation at the time. In the end, he announced his retirement from KBL and started his second basketball life in Japan by signing with Fukushima Fire Bonds in the B.2 league.
This season, Cheon Ki-beom is recording 3.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists while playing an average of 14 minutes and 42 seconds in 50 regular league games. After his KBL retirement, he had difficulty adapting at the beginning of the season because he did not play basketball for about half a year, but as time went on, he gradually increased his weight in the team. Since December of last year, he has been consistently named in the starting lineup, and in January, he was selected as an Asian All-Star and worked with Jaemin Yang (Utsunomiya).
In the home game against Earth Friends Tokyo Z held on the 25th, he led Fukushima to an 87-73 victory with 13 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist, including 3 3-point shots in 16 minutes and 24 seconds. In particular, in the first quarter alone, he focused on 8 points, including two 3-point shots, and took the lead in bringing the team atmosphere at the beginning. The 13 points is Cheon Ki-beom’s career high score in Japan.
Chun Ki-bum is having a decent first season in Fukushima. Considering his recent weight in the team, he is expected to be able to play the Japanese stage next season as well. However, as a public figure in Korea, he must not forget his mistakes for the rest of his life as he caused an unfortunate accident.
On the other hand, Fukushima’s opponent, Tokyo Z, showed a friendly face. It was David Simon, who had recently signed with Tokyo Z after recovering from his knee injury. Simon, who played his fourth game after joining the team, showed off his strength against Fukushima by making a big success with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists, including 3 3-point shots.