Jeong Chang-young (193cm, G) struggled even in front of the SK Big lineup.
Jeonju KCC lost 70-78 to Seoul SK in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball regular league held at Gunsan Wolmyeong Gymnasium on the 6th. 1 win and 2 losses in 3 matches held in 2023. The 2022-2023 season Gunsan match also failed. With a record of 14 wins and 15 losses, he tied for 5th with Goyang Carrot.
Jung Chang-young, who entered KCC from the 2019-2020 season, became KCC’s ‘salt’. He became indispensable to the team. He was both on record and off-record. Because both offense and defense were like that, the value of Jung Chang-young increased.
Chang-young Jung received his second free agency after the 2021-2022 season. It was different from before him. his value increased. However, he signed the contract under the conditions of ‘contract period of 3 years’ and ‘total remuneration for the 2022-2023 season of 250 million won (salary: 183 million won, incentive: 67 million won)’. Conditions much more unconventional than the first FA. It is a 32% increase from the total compensation for the 2021-2022 season (190 million won).
In addition, KCC showed another trust in Jung Chang-young. It was decided to give Jung Chang-young the position of captain Lee Jung-hyun (189cm, G). To that extent, Jung Chang-young’s position has risen. Changyoung Jung also thought of ‘responsibility’.
Also, among the current KCC players, Chang-Young Jung is well aware of coach Jeon Chang-Jin’s color. He knows where to move without the ball and can knock out the lead scorer. He also knows which players to block and block the offensive line. It can be seen as a practical control tower of KCC.
KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin also sees the importance of Jung Chang-young. Because Jung Chang-young serves as a bridge between guard and big man resources. He did the same before SK. Since KCC, which had poor forwards, and SK, which had abundant forwards, Chang-young Jeong had to use his own strengths.
So KCC tried to save Jung Chang-young as much as possible. Also, we had to consider the fact that Jung Chang-young is in his mid-30s. That was the reason why Jeon Jun-beom (195cm, F) was included in the starting lineup.
However, Jeon Jun-beom committed the third foul 3 minutes and 51 seconds into the game. KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin reluctantly put in Jeong Chang-young.
Jung Chang-young eased the burden on Heo Woong (185cm, G). He also played the role of a bridge by defending the outside, carrying the ball, and deploying 2 to 2. Heoung’s attack power was maximized. And in the last attack, he even put in a 3-point shot. Thanks to that, KCC finished the first quarter with 24-18.
Jung Chang-young took over as the main ball handler in the second quarter. He also showed off his efficiency as the main ball handler. Because he knew when to go fast and when to slow down, and he knew when to give and when to run.
Also, Chung Chang-young defended Choi Jun-yong (200cm, F). Choi Jun-yong, who has physical, athletic ability, and sense, is a tough opponent for Jung Chang-young. Nonetheless, Jung Chang-young did his part to some extent. KCC also maintained its advantage (46-43).
Chung Chang-young stepped on the court again 3 minutes and 55 seconds before the end of the third quarter. He faced SK’s big lineup 2 minutes and 5 seconds before the end of the 3rd quarter 스포츠토토. Rather than holding the ball directly, he wanted to ‘use a colleague’ or ‘create an empty space’ with movement without the ball. However, Jung Chang-young’s intentions did not come out as a result. KCC was outnumbered by 56-62.
Jung Chang-young stepped on the court in the 4th quarter as well. However, he could not use his strength against SK’s big lineup. Same with KCC. It was pushed to 59-68 in 2 minutes and 41 seconds of the fourth quarter. In the second half, two timeouts were also exhausted.
Jung Chang-young stopped players bigger than himself until the end. He also handles the ball. Jung Chang-young’s stamina consumption speed increased. He fought to the end, but did not reap good results. He recorded 3 points, 4 rebounds (1 offense) and 3 assists in 27 minutes and 22 seconds of play. Fans who came to the last game of Gunsan in the 2022-2023 season were also unable to win.