01 Mar

Lee Hyun-joong Recorded 40% 3 Points in the Regular League in his First Season in Australian Professional Basketball

Average 7.4 points and 3.9 rebounds... 5th in scoring and 3rd in rebounds on the team

Lee Hyun-joong (Illawarra), a promising Korean basketball star who advanced to the National Basketball Association (NBL), averaged 7.4 points and had a 3-point success rate of 40% in the regular league in his first season.

Lee Hyun-joong, who plays for the Illawarra Hawks, concluded his first regular season in Australia with the away game against the 2023-2024 NBL Melbourne United held at the John Kane Arena in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on the 18th.

In this game, which Illawarra lost 87-92 in a close game, Hyun-Joong Lee played approximately 17 minutes and recorded 9 points and 4 rebounds.

His specialty, the 3-pointer, was three-shot. 카지노사이트

Lee Hyun-joong, who played a total of 27 games until the match against Melbourne, played an average of 17 minutes in the regular season and recorded 7.4 points and 3.9 rebounds.

Ranks 5th on the team in scoring and 3rd in rebounds.

The field goal success rate was 45%.

He also recorded a 3-point success rate of 40%, making him a top shooter.

Excluding Kyle Adnam, who played only one game, and big man Sam Froling, who has an extremely low number of 3-point attempts, his 3-point success rate is the highest on the team.

The game in which he scored the most goals was against the Adelaide Thirty-Sixers (89-96 Illawarra loss) held on the 20th of last month, where Lee Hyeon-joong played only 26 minutes and scored 24 points.

In the game against the Tasmanian Jack Jumpers on the 12th of last month, he also earned double-digit rebounds (10) for the first time.

Lee Hyun-joong attempted to enter the 2022 draft when he was a third year at Davidson University in the United States, aiming to advance to the National Basketball Association (NBA), but was not selected in the rookie draft.

When entering the NBA through the draft failed, he planned to sign with a G League (lower league of the NBA) team and try to get a 'call-up' or play in the summer league and make a mark on NBA teams.

However, he eventually decided to run in Australia in July of last year in search of an opportunity to compete.

The Australian professional league, in which 10 teams compete, has a higher overall level than Asian leagues such as Korea, China, Japan, and the Philippines.

Asia's best big man Zhou Qi, who also played in the NBA as a center for the Chinese national team, played in the 2022-2023 season in the Australian league, but averaged only 6.2 points and 4.4 rebounds.

Illawarra, who finished the regular season with 14 wins and 14 losses, will enter the play-in tournament in 4th place.

Australian professional basketball conducts the postseason in a unique way, with only the 1st and 2nd places in the regular league going directly to the semifinal playoff series, and the 3rd to 6th places playing a play-in tournament.

If the Illawarra win against third-place Tasmania, they will advance to the semifinals against the second-place Perth Wildcats.

In case of a loss, the team must play one more game against the winner of the 5th and 6th place teams.

If they win here, they will advance to the semifinals against number one Melbourne, and if they lose, they will be eliminated.

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