There is about a week left until the opening of the 2023-2024 season. Last season, KBL showed that it was possible to take a leap forward. After COVID-19, many fans visited the stadium again, and the players showed exciting matches. In particular, in the championship game to determine the best team, they had the best match, going all the way to overtime in Game 7.
The player who caught the most attention with his outstanding records in the regular league was Jeon Seong-hyun.
Seong-Hyun Jeon set the No. 1 record in terms of consecutive 3-point shots, including successful 3-pointers in 76 consecutive games, 2+ successful 3-pointers in 42 consecutive games, and 3+ successful 3-pointers in 16 consecutive games. He is tied for first place with Jeong In-kyo in 4+ successes in 3-point shots in 9 consecutive games.
Jeon Seong-hyun made 171 three-point shots in the 2022-2023 season, following 177 in the 2021-2022 season. He is the first player to make more than 170 3-pointers in two consecutive seasons. However, what is unfortunate is that last season, for the first time, he was able to make more than 200 3-point shots in a season, but stopped at 171 due to injury.
Jeon Seong-hyun said, “What was impressive last season was that the fans were very disappointed when the record (consecutive successes of 3-point shots) was broken. “When I saw the young fans crying after the record was stopped, I realized that there are fans who think of me and support me more than I do. I really want to set this record again,” he said. “Every time I hit a 3-pointer, the fans really like it.” He expressed his intention to challenge for records again, saying, “I want to create records this season as much as possible.”
He continued, “There were fans who cried when the success streak (76 games) was broken, and they were more sad than me. “There are fans who like me more than me, so I have to show 200% and 300% as much as I can,” he added.
When it was said that last season, up to 200 were possible for the first time, Jeon Seong-hyun said, “If I think about it now, the media made too much of a splash (laughter). It seems like a burden that isn’t a burden. After thinking about it after the season, I think there was some pressure at that time. You overcome those situations, and injuries and things like that are all excuses. If a player can run, it is right for him to show his skills on the court. I couldn’t do that, so I didn’t do it. “I had a good experience of growing last season,” he said. “This season, I will take good care of my body as much as possible, and in the end, it is stressful.” I knew that my body gets tired and my body deteriorates when I get stressed, so I paid more attention to (body) care this season and played all 54 games and made 200 3-pointers. Even if I don’t make 200, I played the best I could. “I want to show you,” he pledged.
If Jeon Seong-hyun makes just 170 3-point shots this season, he will become the first player to make more than 170 3-point shots in a season three times. He has a chance to challenge for 200 if he reaches 170 quickly.
The record for the most 3-point shots in a season is Woo Ji-won’s 197 in the 2003-2004 season. However, this record includes push competitions. Excluding this, Moon Kyung-eun’s 189 in the 2002-2003 season.