Rookie Lee Seung-hoon (22, 180.9 cm) dreams of a Rolex watch following captain Lee Gwan-hee.
Lee Seung-hoon, who graduated from Dongguk University, wore a Changwon LG uniform with the 10th pick in the 2nd round of the 2022 KBL Rookie Draft. He played his debut game on November 20 last year, earlier than his motives for joining Yang Jun-seok and Park Jun-hyung. Recorded 2 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 assist. Although regrets remain, he is accumulating experience in the D-League in order to play the regular league again.
Lee Seung-hoon recorded 9.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals in an average of 23 minutes and 33 seconds in 7 games in the D-League. His 3-pointers made 2.1 attempts (6.1 attempts) every game.
In the first round of the 2022-2023 KBL D-League against Seoul SK held at LG Champions Park in Icheon on the 20th, Lee Seung-hoon 안전놀이터(11 points, 3 three-point shots) stood out. After Lee Seung-hoon fired his second 3-pointer at the beginning of the third quarter, Lee Kwan-hee’s clock ceremony was shown toward the bench. Lee Seung-woo and Kim Han-young, who were watching this from the bench, burst into laughter. Afterwards, Lee Seung-hoon and Kim Han-young (18 points) fought hard for LG, but lost 65-67.
When asked about the ceremony, Lee Seung-hoon said, “When we have our own Cheongbaekjeon or practice game, (Lee) Kwan-hee jokingly says, ‘Seung-hun, are you taking out your watch today? He replied that he would take it out on a good shot day. At the time, he held a watch ceremony because he had a good shooting feel, but it was regrettable that the team lost.”
As such, watch ceremonies are in vogue in LG. Lee Kwan-hee said in an interview that the watch brand is a luxury Rolex. However, Seunghoon Lee’s watch is still an Apple Watch.
Regarding this, “A fan who watched the game asked me if I had a Rolex watch. I replied that it was an Apple Watch because it seemed to be at the level of the Apple Watch I was still wearing. The players on the bench at the time teased me saying it wasn’t Casio (laughs).”
When asked if Lee Kwan-hee usually takes good care of him, Lee Seung-hoon said, “The hyungs take care of everything really well. In the beginning, we ate often with Kwan-hee hyung, so we became close. I am envious of his strong heart and always confident appearance, and this is the part I want to learn. There were a lot of scenes this season where Kwan-hee hyung solved important situations as a shooter, but I also want to become the player my teammates are looking for at important moments.”
Lee Seung-hun, a rookie, said before the start that he needed to improve his weight. When asked if he was doing well, he said, “Recently, I did a lot of weight training, and the trainers joked with me, ‘Why did my forearms suddenly grow so big?’. He is constantly working hard,” he laughed.
LG will play the D-League final against Sangmu at LG Champions Park in Icheon on the 27th. It can be a burden with a strong opponent lineup, but Lee Seung-hoon said, “I will work hard with the thought of learning how to play basketball in the same position. If I follow him well and do my part well, I wonder if my value will increase.”