Lee Hyun-joong showed his skills as a former top shooter of the NCAA Division I in the final game of the Osaka Evesa contract.

Evesa Osaka defeated the Shimanesano Magic 74-67 at home on May 5. He finished the regular season 60-game schedule of the 2023-24 Japanese Professional Basketball B1 League in seventh place in the Western Conference with 25 wins and 35 losses.

Lee Hyun-joong led Osaka’s Evesa attack with 20 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block, including 11 three-point shots in 28 minutes and 46 seconds.

The regular season of this season’s B1 league lasted for 36 weeks. Japanese basketball media “BaskettoGownto” reported that Lee Hyun-joong was selected as the Small Forward category among the Best 5 Fantasy Points in Round 36.

The fantasy points of the B1 League are calculated as ▲score 1.0 ▲rebound 1.2 ▲assist 1.5 ▲turnover -1.0 ▲steel 2.3 ▲block 2.3. Lee Hyun-joong recorded △31 points, △10 rebounds △6 assists △5 turnovers △2 steals △1 in two games in Week 36.

Evesa Osaka announced on March 19 that it had signed a contract for the remainder of the 2023-24 regular season. Lee finished his first year in the Japanese professional basketball league with an average of 37.5 percent success rate of 15.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 16 games.

In his two appearances in the 36th round alone, he showed off his scoring ability by hitting 11 out of 18 three-point shots. It reminded me of the 2020-21 U.S. College Basketball League, which achieved 50-40-90 and showed off its best three-point accuracy in a single season with 44.2 percent.

The 50-40-90 club must meet ▲ 50% field goal success rate ▲ 3 point accuracy 40% ▲ 90% free throw success rate. Lee Hyun-joong tried to enter the NBA based on the 2021-22 NCAA Division I A10 Conference Best 5 selection, but it was canceled after injuring his left instep bone and ligament during a rookie draft workout.

However, since then, he has not stopped challenging himself, including △ 2022-23 NBA G League (Minor League) Santa Cruz Warriors △ 2023 NBA Summer League Philadelphia 76ers △ 2023-24 Australian professional basketball NBL Illawarra Hawks.

Australia is a basketball powerhouse ranked fifth in the world. During his debut season in the NBL, Lee Hyun-joong recorded an average of 17.4 minutes, 7.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2 points success rate of 53.1 percent, and 3 points accuracy rate of 40.0 percent. As evidenced by his 36-minute score of 15.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 1.6 assists, he displayed strength combining offense and height (201 centimeters barefoot).

“Lee Hyun-joong hopes to grow further through the 2024 NBA Summer League,” Japanese basketball media “Vasukeboru News Nipoichi” reported, adding that participation is a given unless there are unexpected situations such as injuries.

“I expect top-class shooter Lee Hyun-joong to become the second NBA player in Korea’s history,” said Yuta Kuroki (34), general manager of Evesa Osaka.

From 2004 to 2006, Ha Seung-jin played an average of 6.9 minutes, 1.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 2 points with a success rate of 51.9 percent in 46 games for the Portland Trail Blazers, the first and last Korean NBA footprints.

“He is talented and still young enough to improve,” said Evesa Osaka coach Matthias Fisher (53) of Germany. “He is especially aggressively armed with incredible weapons,” in complimenting Lee Hyun-joong. “We are interested in whether he will be able to become an NBA player through continuous development,” said Vasquetoborunusnifoichi. 토토사이트 순위

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