Jeong Han-yong showed his true value.
Jung Han-yong, who joined Korean Air in the 1st round and 3rd place in the 2021-2022 season rookie draft, is a player in his second year as a professional.
It was not easy to get a place at Korean Air, where national team players such as Kwak Seung-seok and Jung Ji-seok are holding out in the same position as him. Still, coach Tommy Tilly Kainen hired Jeong Han-yong little by little, and in his debut season, he played 10 games (26 sets) and scored 29 points, and he had a decent season.
Afterwards, Jeong Han-yong, who trained hard during the off-season, led the team to victory at the 2022 Suncheon KOVO Cup 먹튀검증.
Coach Tommy also recognized Jeong Han-yong’s potential and played in a little more games in the 2022-2023 season. However, most of the time he stepped on the court as a one-point server.
Still, Jeong Han-yong was always preparing and working hard, and the opportunity came. In the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Korean Air and KEPCO 5th round confrontation held at Gyeyang Gymnasium in Incheon on the 2nd, Kwak Seung-seok felt pain in the calf and was replaced with Jeong Han-yong during the 3rd set.
Kwak Seung-seok’s injury was unfortunate, but it was a precious opportunity for Jeong Han-yong to prove himself. And Jeong Han-yong did not miss the opportunity.
Jeong Han-yong, who was put in the middle of the set, participated in the game confidently, scoring 5 points in the third set, second only to Lincoln Williams (registered name Lincoln, 6 points) in the team. His attack success rate was 100%, an amazing record.
In the fourth set that followed, Jung Han-yong, who started as a starter, scored 3 points and had a 75% attack success rate. It was a short time, but Jung Han-yong scored 9 points, including 1 serve, and the attack success rate was 88.9%, proving his worth.
However, he clearly had something to improve on. Receiving ability and room management, one of the essential conditions for an outside heater, are Jeong Han-yong’s homework that must be further supplemented to replace Kwak Seung-seok and Jung Ji-seok.
On this day, Korean Air lost to KEPCO with a set score of 1-3 (25-13, 22-25, 23-25, 18-25) and fell into a losing streak for the first time in the season.
Although the match was lost, it was a time to confirm that Jeong Han-yong’s potential to be responsible for the future of Korean Air and Korean volleyball is sufficient.