(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Euijin Lee = Forward Lee Daeheon continues to accompany Daegu Korea Gas Corporation in professional basketball.
He added, “We signed the contract after highly appreciating the contribution of Lee Dae-heon, who has grown as the team’s core power over the past two years, such as being selected as a national team member and selected as an All-Star.”
Lee Dae-heon, who stepped on the pro stage wearing a Seoul SK uniform in the 2015-2016 season, moved his enemy to Incheon Electronic Land (now Daegu Korea Gas Corporation) ahead of the opening of the next season and played only for one team.
Lee Dae-heon, who played in 237 regular league games in his professional career and posted an average of 9.1 points and 3.3 rebounds, is a forward with an advantage in attacking under the goal.
From the 2020-2021 season (12.7 points), he scored an average double-digit score for three consecutive seasons.
This season, he recorded an average of 12.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in 47 regular league games, and his 2-point shot success rate reached 61.6%, showing high efficiency under the goal.
Forward Jung Hyo-geun, who was evaluated as having mobility over 2m tall, left for Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation, and Korea Gas Corporation, whose forward team was weakened, took a breather with Lee Dae-heon remaining.
Lee Dae-heon said, “I was grateful that the club recognized my value and was considerate to play various roles,” and said, “My goal is to put the team back on top next season.”
Lee Dae-heon is the first free agent player signed by the team under the system of President Choi Yeon-hye, who became the owner after former Korea Gas Corporation President Chae Hee-bong.
KOGAS announced on the 12th that it had decided to reduce operating costs by 20% this year compared to the previous year by streamlining the operation of the basketball team after holding an “emergency resolution meeting” with all executives and employees attending, including President Choi, and preparing an innovation plan.
The club said, “We will start team training in earnest from June and accelerate preparations for the next season.”