Four men’s volleyball players born in 1999 in the year of the rabbit are becoming the vitality of the stagnant V-League men’s division.
Korean Air’s Lim Dong-hyuk, Hyundai Capital’s Park Kyung-min, KEPCO’s Lim Seong-jin, and Woori Card’s Kim Ji-han are the main characters. Although they belong to different teams, the performance of these four players is very important. These are the players who will decide the success of the team.
Men’s volleyball has been on a high-flying popularity since the beginning of the V-League, but recently it has been deadcrossed by the popularity of women’s volleyball. The ratings came down to less than half of women’s volleyball. If you go further down here, it is a dangerous point where the authenticity of the content is lost.
But the future is not all bleak. Amidst the new structure, the audience is slowly recovering. The role of those born in 1999, also known as ‘99s’, has become even more important.
▲ Korean Air
‘s Apposite Spiker Lim Dong-hyuk Korean Air’s Apposite Spiker Lim Dong-hyuk, who has a trademark of 201cm tall spikes, wore a professional uniform as the 6th pick in the 1st round of the 2017-2018 season draft.
A graduate of Jecheon Industrial High School, he was selected as the youngest national team player at the age of 16 in 2015, and was noticed as a next-generation giant, but in the beginning of his debut, he was pushed by foreign players in the same position and did not see the light.
From the 2020-2021 season, when he sharpened his skills through counseling training, his opportunities began to come. It wasn’t difficult to stand out. In the 2022 Suncheon ‧ Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Tournament, he led the team to the championship with 20 points in the final and won the MVP of the first cup tournament in his life.
This season, Lim Dong-hyeok played 22 games and scored 188 points, ranking 17th (10th in terms of domestic players).
▲ Super Dig Squirrel, Park
Kyung-min of Hyundai Capital Hyundai Capital Park Kyung-min is called ‘Super Dig Squirrel’ among fans. It is because he roams the court with a hustle play that does not spare his body and elicits cheers from the crowd.
Park Kyung-min wore a Hyundai Capital uniform in the 4th place in the 1st round of the 2020-2021 season. In the 2021-2022 season, it ranked first in both categories with a receiving efficiency of 51.82% and 2.68 per set, and was recognized for its skills by being selected as the best 7 (Libero).
It was the first time in three years that he exceeded 50% in receiving efficiency in the men’s division. He is evaluated as an expected player to surpass playing coach Yeo Oh-hyun, a senior at Hyundai Capital and the best libero in the league.
This season, he participated in 21 games and recorded 1.51 digs per set (9th in the division) and a receiving efficiency of 50.86%, showing stable defense following last season.
▲ Seongjin Lim of KEPCO and Jihan Kim of Woori Card KEPCO Seongjin
Lim and Jihan Kim of Woori Card played an active part in the 4th round match between the two teams on the 10th. In particular, in the 4th set, a hot serve match was held. Side by side, they exchanged serve scores. In the 4th set on the day, the two players announced that they were the main players of the team by posting the highest score by a domestic player 온라인카지노.
Lim Seong-jin, who joined KEPCO in the 2nd place in the 1st round of the 2020-2021 season rookie draft, is an outside hitter with offensive and defensive capabilities. After experiencing off-season international competitions, he is showing more growth.
This season, Lim Seong-jin scored 132 points (24th), served 0.183 per set (15th), quick open success rate 63.54% (2nd), and received efficiency 34.47% (11th). is playing a role
Woori Card Kim Ji-han is also a dazzling next-generation rising star. Kim Ji-han started to attract attention from the 2022 Suncheon Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Competition in August, when he won the Rising Star Award. In 5 games, he scored a total of 69 points, including 6 points for serve and 8 points for blocking, and scored an average of 13.8 points per game, leading his then-team KEPCO to runner-up.
Afterwards, Kim Ji-han, who transferred to Woori Card, scored a total of 29 points (8 rearguard points, 4 sub points, 3 blocking points) in the last 3 rounds against Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, and achieved the first triple crown as an individual, showing an upward trend. is continuing Kim Ji-han is currently ranked 16th in scoring (193 points), 1st in time difference attack (100% success rate, same rate as KB Insurance Villena), and 4th in back attack (57.3% success rate).