Hyung-Jun Jeon will advance to the Japanese B-League following Jae-Hyun Park and Jung-Jae Lee. Unlike the two players, it is a third division league.
According to multiple basketball officials, Jeon Jeon is planning to advance to the Japanese B3 league. An SK official also said that Jeon Hyung-joon withdrew voluntarily, and that he would go to Japan around the end of February after receiving a visa.
Jeon Jeon, who graduated from Yonsei University, was selected by the Seoul Samsung with the 20th pick in the second round of the 2020 KBL rookie draft. He reunited with coach Eun Hee-seok, who took over as Samsung coach last year.
On the 1st, Samsung, which needed a big man, hired Kim Seung-won and sent Jeon Hyung-jun to Seoul SK in return.
Jeon Jeon, who had no place to play in SK, where there were many players of the same type, chose to move to Japan. 안전놀이터
According to one official, the team to which Jeon Hyung-joon is transferring is said to be the first team in the 3rd division, and he was recruited in preparation for going up to the 2nd division.
According to other officials, he was offered much better conditions than being at KBL, including a salary doubled.
Through the Asian quota system, many Filipino players are active in KBL. Conversely, players who had fewer opportunities to compete in the KBL move to Japan.
It is expected that the number of KBL players moving to Japan will increase in the future.