Lee Doo-won, who continues to play in the 1st and 2nd teams and is adapting to the professional world, said two goals for the season.
Suwon KT Lee Doo-won (23, 204.4 cm) started the match against Jeonju KCC in the 2022-2023 KBL D-League 1st match held at Icheon LG메이저놀이터 Champions Park on the 7th and recorded 12 points and 6 rebounds in 24 minutes and 20 seconds. Along with Lee Doo-won, Kim Jun-hwan (28 points, 4 rebounds) and Choi Jin-gwang (18 points, including 3 3-point shots) displayed their scoring instincts and won 91-86 against KCC, escaping their 3-game losing streak.
After the game, Lee Doo-won said, “It’s good to win today’s game in a good atmosphere after the game was up and down.”
Lee Doo-won is busy going back and forth between the 1st and 2nd teams, and is continuing to quench himself for his professional adaptation. He played against Anyang KGC in the 1st team on the 6th and has been playing two days in a row until today’s game. Lee Doo-won said, “Since I’ve been in the first team, I’m in good shape, but I’ve lost some weight. He seems to be all about eating well and staying well. My body fat was maintained at 11%, but it dropped to single digits. He must eat well,” he said of his recent physical condition.
He continued, “Today is the 50th day of his professional debut, and time seems to have passed quickly. He learns a lot when he comes and whenever he plays he feels his lack of experience especially. I think it’s important to put in a lot more effort and focus. Compared to college, I can focus on sports a little more and I only think about sports,” he added about his professional life.
What kind of order did KT head coach Seo Dong-cheol, who is competing in the semifinals, give to rookie Lee Doo-won, who is in and out of the 1st and 2nd divisions? Regarding coach Seo Dong-cheol’s order, Lee Doo-won said, “He asked me to improve my one-on-one ability from the inside.” I think I have adapted a lot, but when I go into a match, various cases arise, so I am thinking more about tactics and focusing on passing play and developing one-on-one skills.”
“Right now, what I can help the team with is basic rebounding and defense, but I think I need to understand the movement without the ball as well as the pop. The coaches tell me well, so I try to practice that part. This season, while (Ha) Yoongi hyung is resting, I think it will be important for me to run and to gain the coach’s trust,” he revealed his goal for the season.