Director Kim Sang-sik captured the heart of Jung Hyo-geun (29, 202cm).
Anyang KGC announced on the 19th that it had signed a contract with free agent Jung Hyo-geun for 3 years and 500 million won in compensation (400 million won in annual salary and 100 million won in incentives). Although Oh Se-geun and Moon Seong-gon left KGC, the power loss was reduced with the recruitment of Jung Hyo-geun.
Jeong Hyo-geun, a graduate of Hanyang University, wore the Incheon Etland uniform with the 3rd place in the 1st round in the 2014 KBL domestic rookie draft. With his tall stature and good athleticism, he was an attractive card. He did not win the championship, but he made it to the playoffs every season except for the 2015-2016 season, and finished runner-up in the 2018-2019 season.
Jeong Hyo-geun received a lot of love from fans to the extent of earning the nickname ‘Hyo Guodala’. Last season, when he first played for Daegu Korea Gas Corporation after E-Land was acquired, he recorded 10.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists for an average of 24 minutes and 27 seconds in 40 games.
Jeong Hyo-geun said, “First of all, I would like to thank the director, general manager, and secretary general for welcoming me. I am happy to come to a prestigious club called KGC. I will do my best to adapt well, so I would be grateful if the fans welcomed me.”
When asked why he was transferred, Jeong Hyo-geun said, “He has interviewed before that he wants to go to a team close to his dream. He chose KGC because he wanted to match his words and actions. He thinks he made the best choice. In fact, thankfully, there was a team that offered better conditions. But the director’s sincerity really touched me. So he decided to transfer.”먹튀검증
Coach Kim Sang-sik and Jeong Hyo-geun have experience working together in the national team. In the 2019 Basketball World Cup, Korea achieved victory after 25 years together. Jeong Hyo-geun said, “He is someone who knows me well. I think I have a lot of shortcomings myself, but I thought he was a person who could fill that part well.”
Park Ji-hoon and Jung Hyo-geun, who are running at KGC, are in a senior and successive relationship as managing directors. I have deep memories and time accumulated while working together. Jeong Hyo-geun said, “(Park) Ji-hoon and I became close while staying together at Sangmu. I remember playing table tennis a lot (laughs). The skills were boiling,” she laughed.
For Jeong Hyo-geun, KGC was the ‘best choice’. I am looking forward to what kind of picture he will draw with KGC in the new season.