LG’s Heo Il-young, ‘Another challenge for the championship’ LG’s Heo Il-young, ‘Going to Changwon casually’

Heo “Sniper” Il-young (38, 196 cm, forward) has headed to LG for one last spark.

Heo, who became a free agent after the end of last season, chose LG after playing for SK for the past two seasons.

A graduate of Konkuk University who began his professional career with the Daegu Orions (now Goyang Sono) in 2009, Heo is one of the KBL’s leading shooters with a high parabolic three-point shot.

Over the past 14 seasons, Heo has averaged 9.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 0.8 assists in 25.13 minutes per game. 카지노 He averaged 1.3 three-pointers.

After playing for Goyang Orion (now Goyang Sono) for 11 seasons, Heo switched to SK ahead of the 2021-22 season and averaged 6.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in 18 minutes and 32 seconds of action as the No. 3 backup to Ahn Young-joon, helping the team win the title.

Last season, he averaged 8.3 points and 3.1 rebounds, and headed to Gyeongsangnam-do, where he grew up, to finish his career.

Coach Cho Sang-hyun said, “The absence of Lim Dong-seob and Jeong Hee-jae left us with a void on the third line. We thought Heo Il-young could partially offset that. As a senior, I know his leadership is good. We expect him to lead the team and make a big impact.”

“LG was the first one to contact me, but there were other teams. I wanted to play with people I knew well. I played with coach Cho Sang-hyun as a player and coaching staff. Same with Coach Lim Jae-hyun. Coach Park Yoo-jin is the same. That’s why I decided to come to LG. I was also told that it was necessary.”

He continued, “I’ve always played defense. I had to do that because of my membership. I thought there was an idea to be more aggressive. I think I can play a role. If I play my style, I think I can be competitive enough.”

Heo has lived in Goyang and Seoul since her debut, except for two years in Daegu. The same goes for her family. For the first time, she has to say goodbye to her family.

“I had to be away from my family when I moved to Changwon. But my family encouraged me, so I felt comfortable going to Changwon. My wife comforted me by saying, ‘You should do it where you find it. I’ll go with an empty heart. When I kept living, I realized that nothing was going my way. It’s right to go where they find you,” he said, sharing the positive aspects of his move to Changwon.

Finally, Heo Il-young said, “LG has never won a championship. I will aim to win the championship. Personally, it’s important for me to be on the court without injury. Only then will it be meaningful. Even because of my age, I have to be careful of injuries. In addition to my performance, I can also play a role in leading the juniors and bringing the team together. You have to make them feel like they’re all in this together. I expect good enough results. I just need to work hard,” he concluded.

Heo Il-young, aka “Sniper,” is entering his final challenge. We wish him the best of luck.

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