‘Busan Sanai Kwak Jung-hoon’s surprise performance’ KCC tops 20 wins…leading DB wins second straight

Professional basketball’s Busan KCC has reached the 20-win plateau, led by a surprise performance from “Busan Man” Kwak Jung-hoon.

KCC won 81-75 against Anyang Jeonggwanjang in the 2023-2024 Jeonggwanjang Pro Basketball League at Sajik Gymnasium in Busan on Feb. 2, despite losing national team forward Choi Jun-yong to an injury during the game.

Riding a three-game winning streak, fifth-ranked KCC improved to 20 wins (15 losses) and moved closer to securing a spot in the six-team playoffs. Choi Jun-yong (11 points) was sidelined with an injury during the game, but Ragan-ah, Song Kyo-chang, 현금홀덤사이트 and Heo Woong picked up the slack.

Ragan-ah dominated the paint with 23 points and nine rebounds, while Song Kyo-chang paced the team with 13 points and seven assists. Heo Woong scored just four points, but focused on his assists (nine).

Most notably, Kwak Jung-hoon (9 points, 4 rebounds) stood out. The largely unheralded player hit three three-pointers in the shootout, much to the delight of KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin. He was also relentless on defense.

Kwak hails from KCC’s new hometown of Busan.

He attended Busan Chungang High School and Sangmyung University before donning the KCC jersey as the third overall pick in the second round of the 2020 rookie draft. He went to high school with Yang Hong-seok, who plays for the Changwon LG.

He hasn’t received enough opportunities due to his seniority, but he’s been getting more time on the court lately. He played a total of 16 minutes and 24 seconds on the day. He is a resource who can do the dirty work of defense and rebounding in KCC’s star-studded roster.

For Jeonggwanjang, Choi Sung-won led the way with 26 points, but could not smile in defeat.

Leader Wonju DB won 91-82 against the Ulsan Hyundai Mobis at Dongcheon Gymnasium in Ulsan.

DB (29-9) won its second straight game to extend its lead over second-place LG (24-13) to four and a half games. They are one win shy of 30.

Sixth-place Hyundai Mobis (19-18) is now two games behind KCC.

Dedrick Lawson, who has been playing erratically of late, recorded a double-double with 30 points and 15 rebounds, while Kim Jong-kyu and Kang Sang-jae added 22 and 13 points, respectively. Guard Lee Sun Albano chipped in with 11 points and six assists.

Hyundai Mobis kept the game close, but an injury to rookie Park Mubin and the ejection of Gage Prim gave the game away. Prim left the court after receiving two technical fouls for harshly protesting a call.

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