Today, the NBA made an announcement about early candidates for the 2022 NBA Draft. According to the National Basketball Association, 283 players are filing for early entry candidates for the draft this year. Out of those, 247 are college basketball players and 36 are international players. For South Korean, this announcement is important as South Korean Basketball Player Lee Hyun-jung declares for the NBA draft.
This year, the NBA Draft will be held on June 23 and early applicants have until June 1 to withdraw. For Korean basketball betting fans, this is exciting news. This is because there has only been one Korean to ever play in the NBA. Of course, we are talking about Ha Seung-jin who was part of the Portland Trail Blazers from 2004-2006. Jeonju KCC Egis Betting fans will remember him since he was with the KCC Egis from 2008 to 2012.
South Korean Basketball Player Lee Hyun-jung declares for the NBA draft
Lee Hyun-jung is a junior wing for the Davidson College Wildcats and will attempt to become second Korean NBA player. According to his Instagram page, he is happy about this opportunity to pursue his dream of competing in the NBA.
Lee said that “after putting some serious thoughts”, he is ready to turn into a professional basketball player. At the moment, he is training “very hard every day to get better and stronger”. Furthermore, he will soon be hiring an agent and management company.
Lee is a 6-foot, 7 inches basketball sharpshooter who weighs 210 pounds. According to sports betting odds, he is seen as a potential second round choice. During the 2021-2022 season, his career average high was 15.8 points and 6 rebounds per game.
According to basketball news websites, Lee Hyun-jung comes from a basketball family. His mother, Seong Jeong-a won a silver medal at the 1984 summer Olympics for basketball. In addition, his father was a semi-professional player and prominent high school coach.