His 76-game streak of successful 3-pointers has come to an end.
Jeon Seong-hyun of Goyang Carrot was sluggish with 9 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals in the 2022-23 SKT Adot Professional Basketball 4th round home game against Seoul Samsung held at Goyang Gymnasium on the 30th. He excelled in other areas besides scoring, but in the end he couldn’t use his strengths. Despite Ace’s sluggish performance, Carrot won (68-65), but almost fell victim to his 12-game losing streak.
Seonghyun Jeon’s shooting condition was not very good. Of his seven 3-point attempts, he failed to cut a single one off the rim. Even though he had several open chances, he missed them. It was hard to imagine if it was him before.
After the match, Jeon Seong-hyun said, “I’m glad we won. If we lost to Samsung, it would have been a huge blow,” he said. “Everyone was so good. I and (Lee) Jeong-hyeon were sluggish, but (Cho) Han Jin-i and (Kim) Jin-yu and other players were able to win.”
Regarding the end of the 76-game 3-pointer success record, he said, “It’s unfortunate, but it’s also cool. It’s not like I’m going to retire after this season. It’s my record, so I just need to break it again. It would be a lie if I said I wasn’t regretful, but I will try again from the next game.”
Jeon Seong-hyun, who continued to record great records despite the opponent’s intensive checks. But he wasn’t without a burden either. As time passed, the opponent’s defense against Jeon Seong-hyun became rough. Also, recently, the hard foul problem overlapped. It was a difficult time in many ways.
Regarding this, Carrot coach Kim Seung-gi said, “(Former) Seong-hyeon had the burden of recording. Maybe that’s why there were times when I tried shooting in unreasonable situations. He had things that weren’t good before. It’s a pity for him personally, but I hope he finds his senses well.”
Jeon Seong-hyun said, “He was focused on the game, so he didn’t care about anything else. It was just the same condition as when I scored 3 points in the past (laughs). He said the ball went in and out about 2 times. I can’t help it on days like this It’s a day when you can’t do anything. I am just satisfied with the victory.” 스포츠토토
Even on a day of great regret, Jeon Seong-hyun expressed his gratitude to his colleagues who led the victory. In particular, to Cho Han-jin, who visited the interview room together, he said, “I was able to win today because (Cho) Han-jin did well.” “The shooting sense and balance are both good. I think he’ll be a better player if he takes a little bit of time and doesn’t get excited.”
In the past, there was a time when Jeon Seong-hyeon grew up under strong pressure from coach Kim. After being discharged from the military, there were times when we expressed each other’s opinions strongly enough to express that we were ‘fighting’ with each other. In that process, Jeon Seong-hyun became the best shooter in KBL.
What does Jeon Seong-hyeon think of Cho Han-jin, who became director Kim’s new target? He said, “It’s still a long way (laughs),” and “The director has become very ill. Compared to before, the amount of pressure given is only about half. Of course, the director’s pressure is given because he thinks Han Jin-yi will grow. He can be a good player if he takes it well.”