Heo Soo-bong (25, photo) of Hyundai Capital, a men’s professional volleyball team, is the ‘present’ and ‘future’ of the team. After graduating from Gyeongbuk Sadaebu High School and being nominated by Korean Air in the 3rd place in the 2016-2017 rookie draft, according to the agreement between Korean Air and Hyundai Capital, middle blocker Jin Seong-tae goes to Korean Air, and Heo Soo-bong wears a Hyundai Capital uniform. done.
Heo Soo-bong, who was considered the future ace of the team and had a lot of potential, was left behind, and Heo Soo-bong joined the Sangmu in April 2019 and solved the military service problem early. Heo Soo-bong, who has established himself as a main player from the 2020-2021 season, played in all 36 games last season and scored 602 points, becoming a clear ace. His score was 7th overall and 1st among native players.
This season, Heo Soo-bong’s scoring ability is expected to explode even more. Heo Soo-bong played as an opportunistic spiker when coach Choi Tae-woong selected Oreol, an outside hitter, as a foreign player. Opposite Jit, who runs diagonally with the setter, is exempt from receiving and is in charge of the offense, so it is a position that must score the most points on the team.
Heo Soo-bong’s record for this season is not very good, as he progressed until the beginning of the 5th round. He scored 393 points in 24 appearances, and his scoring power is not bad, ranking 7th overall and 2nd in the country, but his attack 스포츠토토success rate is 50.81% (7th), which barely exceeds 50%, so his efficiency is not high. Moreover, Heo Soo-bong’s share of the team’s overall attack is 27.6%, which is less than Oreoll (30.8%), who participates in receiving. Naturally, there are inevitable ups and downs in Hyundai Capital’s performance.
At the end of the 4th round, when Woori Card and KEPCO were caught in a row, coach Choi took out an irregular tactic in a series of matches against OK Financial Group, which led to the last game of the 4th round and the first game of the 5th round. Heo Soo-bong was put in as a middle blocker, and Hong Dong-seon was put in for the opposit. Heo Soo-bong hit a fast attack with a high probability in the front line, and digested a back attack in the rear position.
Director Choi’s irregular tactic of ‘saving Heo Soo-bong’ was exactly right. In the match against OK Financial Group on the 1st, Heo Soo-bong succeeded in 3 quick attacks and 8 back attacks, with an attack success rate of 57.14%, much higher than the season average. When his attack went well, the serve also came to life. At the end of the 4th set that confirmed victory, he hit a sub ace in a row. Hyundai Capital, which captured all of the series against OK Financial Group amidst Heo Soo-bong’s great success, scored 49 points (16 wins, 9 losses), narrowing the gap with the leader Korean Air (55 points, 19 wins, 5 losses) to 6 points and finishing third at the same time. The gap with the card (39 points, 14 wins and 11 losses) also widened.
Opportunities, middle blockers, and even outside heaters, which he mainly played until last season. Heo Soo-bong, who has been reborn as an ‘all-rounder’ who can play all positions except setter and libero, said, “It is fun to change positions. Everyone is confident.” The more Heo Soo-bong becomes an ace, the stronger Hyundai Capital becomes.