“I want to take better care of myself this season, so I can play all 54 games, make 200 3-pointers, maybe not 200, but I want to play the best game I can.”
The start of the 2023-2024 season is just over a week away. Last season showed that the KBL can go to the next level. Fans returned to the arena in droves after COVID-19, 토토사이트 and players put on exciting performances, culminating in the championship game that went to seven overtime games to determine the best team.
One player who stood out in the regular season was Jeon Seong-hyun.
Jeon set the record for most consecutive three-pointers made in a game, including 76 consecutive games with a three-pointer, 42 consecutive games with 2+ three-pointers, and 16 consecutive games with 3+ three-pointers. He is tied for first place with Jung In-gyo for making 4+ 3-pointers in nine consecutive games.
Jeon made 171 three-pointers in the 2022-2023 season after 177 in the 2021-2022 season. It’s the first time he’s made more than 170 three-pointers in two consecutive seasons. Unfortunately, last season, he was on track to make more than 200 three-pointers in a season for the first time, but an injury stopped him at 171.
“What impressed me last season was that when the record (for consecutive three-pointers) was broken, the fans were very disappointed. When I saw the young fans crying after the record was broken, I realized that there are fans who think of me more than me and support me, so I really want to set this record again.” “There are fans who are very happy every time I make a three-pointer, so I want to make records as much as possible this season,” he said, expressing his intention to challenge the record again.
“When the (76-game) streak was broken, there were fans crying, and they were sadder than me. There are fans who love it more than me, so I have to show them 200%, 300% of what I can,” he added.
When asked if the first 200 were possible in the previous season, Jeon Sung-hyun said, “Now that I think about it, the media made it too big (laughs). It seems like a burden, not a pressure. After the season, I thought about it, and I think I had a lot of pressure at that time. I overcame that situation, and injuries and things like that are all excuses. If a player can play, he should show his quality on the court. I didn’t do that, so that’s on me. “I had a good experience last season to grow,” he said, “and this season I’m trying to take care of myself as much as possible, and it’s stress. I knew that my body gets tired, and when I’m stressed, my body doesn’t feel good, so this season I want to take care of my body a little bit more so that I can play all 54 games and show the best performance I can, even if I don’t shoot 200 three-pointers or 200 three-pointers.”
If Jeon reaches 170 3-pointers this season, he will become the first player to make 170 or more 3-pointers in a season three times. If he reaches 170 quickly, he will have a chance to reach 200.
The record for most 3-pointers in a season is 197 by Woo Ji-won in 2003-2004. However, this record includes push-up games. Excluding that, Moon’s record is 189 in the 2002-2003 season.