There was a 30% chance…’5th place nomination’ and then recognition director “It was Yoon Seo-jin, even if he was first”
“Even when I saw the first pick, it was Yoon Seo-jin.”
That’s what KB Insurance head coach Hoo In-jung said after selecting Yoon Seo-jin (Soosung Go) with the fifth pick of the first round at the Korean Volleyball Organization (KOVO) 2023-2024 V-League Men’s Rookie Draft held at Mayfield Hotel in Gangseo-gu, Seoul on Tuesday.
KB Insurance had nothing to smile about on this day. The order of the draft picks was determined by a probability lottery in which teams were assigned in the reverse order of their final standings from last season.
Samsung C&T had the highest probability at 35%, followed by KB Insurance at 30%. OK Financial Group (20%), Woori Card (8%), KEPCO (4%), Hyundai Capital (2%), and Korean Air (1%) followed, with KB Insurance’s white marble coming in third or fifth.
The fifth team to take the stage was Yoon Seo-jin. Yoon is an outside hitter who was drafted out of high school and captained the national team at the 2023 FIVB Under-19 World Championship in August, helping South Korea to its third-place finish in 30 years.
After losing out on the odds, he said, “The order was not good, but it was Yoon Seo-jin. I think she has a good future.”
As for the fact that Woori Card, which was ranked No. 8, became No. 2, he said, “I didn’t care too much. It’s true that the level of volleyball was lower than in previous years, but we picked the best player for us. I’m generally satisfied.”
In addition to Yoon Seo-jin, KB Insurance also selected Kwon Tae-wook (Sungkyunkwan University), Sung Han-hee (Kyung Hee University), and Jong-nyeong Jeon (Kyungpook National University) as trainee players. 카지노사이트