Jeon Seong-hyun lost, Byun Jun-hyung rose, and now the era of ‘Flash Sun’… Regain MVP after 10 years?￼
Will ‘Flash Sun’ Kim Seon-hyung be able to regain the MVP title after 10 years?
2022-23 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball where the final round has begun. At the present point in the final stage, the main character at the forefront of the MVP race is changing.
It was Jeon Seong-hyun who took the lead for a long time in the MVP race this season. He was the one who etched his name into all kinds of 3-point shooting records by leading Goyang Carrot, who had a serious power leak, to the upper middle ranks.
However, after the overwhelming first half, Jeon Seong-hyun gradually lost his presence in the second half. His performance gradually declined in the face of uncertain club circumstances and a reality where even his salary was not properly paid.
Byun Jun-hyeong was the main character who took advantage of Jeon Seong-hyun’s slowdown and took the lead in the MVP race. It is difficult for someone to stand out because Anyang KGC is so splendid, but Byun Jun-hyung was different. Although he did not show off his hot scoring ability like Jeon Seong-hyun, he dominated the clutch situation and even boasted a pass that definitely saved his teammates, making him a strong MVP candidate at once.
However, from the 5th round, another hero entered the MVP race lead. Despite Choi Jun-yong’s long absence from injury, Kim Seon-hyung, who led Seoul SK without ups and downs, is slowly proving his worth.
From the 4th round, Kim Seon-hyung gradually showed off his strength. Although he was not recognized compared to Jeon Seong-hyun and Byun Jun-hyung, he slowly improved his performance and hit the jackpot in the 5th round. He was named MVP of the round after averaging 33 minutes and 10 seconds per game and 16.9 points, 2.4 rebounds안전놀이터, 8.3 assists and 1.8 steals over nine games.
Kim Seon-hyeong, who gained momentum, is showing an even more overwhelming performance in the 6th round. He is averaging 27.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 1.5 blocked shots in 2 games played and averaging 32 minutes and 17 seconds. Even when Choi Jun-yong and Choi Seong-won left at the same time, they led SK’s winning streak.
Among the many conditions that must be met to become an MVP, the only thing Kim Seon-hyeong did not have was team performance. He’s not even far behind in fourth place. 3rd in average points scored by domestic players (16.1 points), 1st in total assists (6.5), as well as PER (Player Efficiency Index) of 23.0, ranking first in Korea. Here, as a team ace, there is no lack of impact, such as the impact he proved on the court by finishing the clutch situation himself.
If Kim Seon-hyung is selected as the regular league MVP for the 2022-23 season, he will become the most valuable player in KBL again in 10 years after the second year as a pro in the 2012-13 season. The story of regaining the glory gained in the mid-20s by becoming in the mid-30s is written.
Round 6 still has many matches left. In other words, there are many opportunities left for Kim Sun-hyung to prove why he should be an MVP. Individual performances are still enough. For now, the most important thing is to lead SK to the top 3. It is also necessary to show an advantage in confrontation with MVP competitors such as Jeon Seong-hyun and Byun Jun-hyung.
Meanwhile, Kim Sun-hyung will face off against Byun Jun-hyung’s KGC on the 12th and Jeon Seong-hyun’s Carrot on the 22nd. These two matches are an opportunity to make an impact to reclaim MVP after 10 years.