Lee Hyun-joong (22)’s NBA challenge begins again.
At a press conference held at Hotel Peyto in Seocho-gu, Seoul on the 13th, Lee Hyun-joong revealed his determination to challenge the NBA.
Hyunjoong Lee, who graduated from Davidson University, participated in the 2022 NBA draft, but was not nominated. While preparing for the draft, he injured a vertebrae and ligaments in his left foot and had to focus on his rehabilitation.
Departing on the 15th, he will meet with the doctor who performed the surgery to check his physical condition before taking on the NBA challenge again. Even at the time of his draft, it was evaluated by local experts that he could aim for a two-way contract (simultaneous contract with the NBA team and the G League). As long as his physical condition is 카지노 good, he is expected to be able to aim for his NBA debut.
To this end, I diligently took care of my body. He emphasized that he bulked up to compensate for his physical weakness, and that his speed did not decrease.
He said, “I experienced it during my national team days, but I felt physically weak. I trained to not lose speed while bulking up. In my junior year at Davidson, I weighed around 90-91 kg, but now I weigh 98-99 kg. My body is not heavy at all. .The speed has not decreased, but rather seems to have increased. I think I did a good job of bulking up.”
Hyunjoong Lee went through an ordeal. He went undrafted and was injured for the first time in his career. Still, he was positive. He said, “Failure is not a bad thing. There is no success without failure. I learned the most when I failed. It’s because it’s an opportunity to find something to improve on. Even if I fail, I want to keep trying.”
He gained confidence in shooting through workouts with various clubs ahead of the draft. He is trying to challenge entering the NBA stage by making use of that strength.
He said, “I learned from Jordan Poole’s trainer while preparing for the draft. The trainer said, ‘You are the best shooter in the 2022 draft class.’ I also think I am the best. I thought I could,” he said.
Finally, he said, “I don’t care about people who doubt me at all. Rather, that kind of gaze stimulates me. On the other hand, it’s very sad that they seem to envy my dreams.” It’s a challenge,” he said.