Lee Seung-woo, the promising star of LG, was excluded from the entry for the first time this season.
Changwon LG won 79-73 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Goyang Carrot match held at Changwon Gymnasium on the 18th. LG, which rose to third place (13 wins and 9 losses) with 3 consecutive wins, prepared a foothold to join the fight for the lead.
However, LG coach Cho Sang-hyun’s expression was not bright. This is because Carrot’s four main players (David Simon, Han Ho-bin, Kim Jin-yu, and Han Ho-bin) were unable to avoid struggles despite being sidelined due to injuries.
Director Jo Sang-hyun said, “Since Simon was absent, it was rather a burden. I was able to win because the players did well until the end. However, as a manager, he left a lot of regrets about basic concentration, such as easy shots below the goal and free throws.”
On this day, LG’s 12-man entry did not show Lee Seung-woo’s name. Lee Seung-woo was LG’s top prospect this season. In the KBL Cup held before the opening, he predicted a step-up with an average of 11.3 points, 5.7 assists and 4.0 rebounds in 3 games.
However, once the season started, he struggled. His record this season was 5.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 17 minutes and 37 seconds on average in 21 games. In particular, in 12 games in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, he averaged 2.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.9 assists, which was even more sluggish.
In the end, coach Cho Sang-hyun excluded Lee Seung-woo from the roster for the first time this season, as both his confidence and condition were low. On this day, instead of Lee Seung-woo, Choi Seung-wook, who has strength in defense, was named instead. 스포츠토토
Regarding Lee Seung-woo, coach Cho Sang-hyun said, “He is not in good condition. (Lee) He had a meeting with Seung-woo, and it looks like he will have to go to the D-League and pull it up again. In terms of defense, I judged (Choi) Seung-wook to be a bit better. So he put Seung-wook in the entry instead of Seung-woo.”