Reporter Lee Jae-sang = Men’s professional volleyball Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance’s middle blocker Kim Jun-woo (23, 195 cm) is catching the fans’ attention as the brightest ‘morning star’ in the 2022-23 season. Kim Jun-woo, who plays boldly unlike a rookie, is the best harvest Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance has discovered this season.
Kim Jun-woo, who came out of Hongik University and wore a Samsung Fire & Marine uniform in the 3rd place in the 1st round of the 2022-23 season, is one of the most noteworthy players among rookies this season.
He was the only one among other contenders for the rookie award, such as Hyundai Capital’s setter Lee Hyeon-seung (22) and OK Financial Group’s outside heater Shin Ho-jin (22), who consistently stepped on the court.
It is regrettable that the team is at the bottom (24 points, 8 wins and 18 losses) this season, but Kim Jun-woo’s performance is outstanding. 바카라사이트
Kim Jun-woo appeared in 89 sets of 25 matches this season and is recording 143 points and 53.15% of total offense.
He has scored the most points among rookies this season, and is proudly ranked 7th in blocking with 0.539 per set and 8th in fast break, showing play that exceeds expectations.
There are experienced Ha Hyun-yong and Han Sang-gil, but Kim Jun-woo is showing his presence by consistently taking opportunities to participate under the direction of Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance coach Kim Sang-woo.
In particular, the guidance of director Kim Sang-woo, a former middle blocker who represented Korea, is a great help to Kim Jun-woo.
He still lacks experience, but with time, he has the potential to grow into a better middle blocker.
The middle blocker of the Korean men’s volleyball team is a position that lacks growth and performance of young players to the extent that veterans in their mid-30s, such as Shin Young-seok (KEPCO) and Choi Min-ho (Hyundai Capital), are still wearing the Taegeuk mark. If Kim Jun-woo continues to grow as he is now, he has the potential to rise to higher places such as the national team in the future.
Manager Kim Sang-woo praised him, saying, “(Kim) Jun-woo is quick on his feet and has a good jump. It is not easy for a rookie to get a chance in the team from the beginning of the season.
He added, “As he gains his skills and experience, he can become a better middle blocker.”
As confident Kim Jun-woo plays a vital role, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance is also rebounding with three consecutive victories. Many volleyball fans are looking forward to whether the bold rookie Kim Jun-woo will be able to play steadily until the end of the season.