Bae Byeong-joon (189cm, G) stayed at Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation.
After the end of the 2021-2022토토사이트 season, Bae Byung-joon, who rejoined KGC Ginseng Corporation under an FA contract, signed a 3-year contract with KGC under the condition of a total remuneration of 200 million won in 2023-2024 (salary: 180 million won, incentive: 20 million won). Wearing the Ginseng Corporation uniform.
Bae Byung-jun was on the court for an average of 19 minutes and 35 seconds in 46 regular league games in the 2022-2023 season. He made 1.0 3-pointers for 6.1 points per game, and had a 38.2% 3-pointer percentage. His pressing defense in the front line was also impressive.
He had a career high season with performances that were different from before, including being shortlisted for the KBL Skills Development Award. He recorded a 42.9% 3-point success rate in all 11 playoff games, including the championship match, and showed strength in clutch situations, such as hitting 4 3 points in the 7th game of the championship match.
In addition, Bae Byung-jun won the combined championship for two consecutive seasons from the 2021-2022 season. In the 2021-2022 season, he was a member of Seoul SK, and in the 2022-2023 season, he was a member of KGC Ginseng Corporation and enjoyed the glory of winning the championship. He became the first player in KBL history to win the combined championship in two consecutive seasons while belonging to a different team.
A KGC Ginseng Corporation official who caught Bae Byeong-jun said, “Our team and Bae Byung-jun have a special relationship. When (Bae) Byung-jun was sluggish, he was revived at KGC Ginseng Corporation (2018-2019), and after (former) Seong-hyun was discharged, he had concerns about overlapping positions. At that time, we needed a guard (Woo Dong-hyun), so we traded Byung-jun to SK. It was meant to open a way for each other,” he said, starting with his relationship with Bae Byung-jun.
Then, “Byung-jun won the combined championship in SK in the 2021-2022 season. And he became a free agent. However, the presence was not great. So I know he had a desire to transfer. Coincidentally, (former) Seong-hyeon transferred to Day One Sports, and the shooter position was vacant. Byung-Jun Lee, along with Jung Joon-Won and Lens Abando, filled the spot well,” conveying the value of Bae Byung-Jun’s 2022-2023 season.
“So there was no disagreement about the transfer. However, since Byeong-jun was preparing for the wedding, it was not long before we met. I saw them from time to time and met from time to time. (Laughs) Also, since I was married, I must have had time to discuss with the bride. However, he had to leave for his honeymoon destination on the evening of the 14th, so he tried to organize things before then. We met then and made the final decision,” revealing the process of the period.
As mentioned above, Bae Byung-joon has become an indispensable presence for KGC Ginseng Corporation. As a shooter, he can serve as a bridge between his in-the-box and the perimeter, and Kim Sang-sik, director of KGC Ginseng Corporation, can make the motion offense more smooth.
An official from KGC Ginseng Corporation also said, “(Bae Byung-jun) has formed a structure where he can contribute as a main axis along with Abando. The chemistry between Byung-jun and his teammates is also good, and he has proven his worth under manager Kim Sang-shik’s system. He should also be recognized for his value as a winning member. Above all, it is necessary for the team’s continuous performance,” and highly regarded Bae Byung-jun’s future value.
So, “It would be nice to show the performance of this season continuously, not just this season. He left the FA contract, and I hope he will receive good reviews in the future.”