There is a player who is called ‘elk’ among fans with a loud voice. This is Kim Yeong-hyeon (31, 186cm) of Hyundai Mobis.
Ulsan Hyundai Mobis won 66-64 in the 4th round of the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Jeonju KCC held at Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium on the 20th. With this victory, Hyundai Mobis is recording a 4-game winning streak against KCC.
The player who contributed to the victory that day was Kim Young-hyun. Kim Young-hyun said, “The 4th round start was not good. Thinking that this three-game match was an important game in the rankings, all the players said to put their energy into the stadium. He said, “It is fortunate that all the players poured their energy into winning the game.”
Kim Young-hyeon pushed Heo Woong, who is considered the ace of KCC, with tenacious defense. Thanks to Kim Young-hyun’s defense, Heo Woong only recorded a 25% 2-point shot success rate and a 17% field goal success rate that day. In response, Kim Young-hyun said, “Heo Woong is the most offensive player in KBL. So, he researched his weaknesses through video meetings. In the case of today (20th), I did a decent defense in my own way. He expressed his satisfaction with Heo Woong’s defense, saying, “I did my best to the point of asking for a replacement after a difficult defense.” 스포츠토토
Marriage was a new motivation for Kim Young-hyun, who has been adding great strength to the team in both offense and defense this season.
“I got married in May of last year and had a hard time adjusting my salary in June. She talked to her wife about getting through it during a difficult time, and she felt sorry for her. In the process of overcoming it, the head coach and coaches gave me faith in the defense, and I focused on the defense to repay the trust. As the attacking time increased, there were many shooting chances. It seems that my teammates also believe in my shot and give it good results this year,” he said. “I thought the only thing I could do was prove it on the court. When I went out on the court, I wanted to show my existence by cherishing every minute and every second, and I also paid attention to the record-breaking part.”
Kim Young-Hyun is called the elk among fans for his loud voice on the court as well as on the bench, giving strength to his teammates. “On the bench, you have to talk to the players running the game and make them aware of their mistakes. I think I have to be clear when I’m off the court. 12 players have to concentrate, so of course we have to do it. If I can shout and focus on defending one more time because of the sound, I can shout more.”