“He is a talented player.”
Hu In-jeong, coach of KB Insurance, said to a player.
The player Hu In-jung praised was Kim Do-hoon (25), a 3-year KB Insurance Libero. Kim Do-hun, a graduate of Jecheon Industrial High School-Hongik University, jumped into the professional stage after being nominated by KB Insurance as the first choice in the 3rd round of the 2020 rookie draft. He has a good height of 183cm and was evaluated as having good quickness.
In the debut season of the 2020-21 season, he received the trust of former manager Lee Sang-yeol and played an active role as the main libero from the middle of the season. He played 35 matches (126 sets) and had a not bad professional debut season with a receiving efficiency of 33.88% and a dig of 0.778 per set.
Even at the beginning of the 2021-22 season, he was active as the main libero, but as national team libero Jeong Min-soo returned after being discharged from the military, the opportunity to play began to decrease little by little. It wasn’t because of lack of skill. Since Jung Min-soo is a very talented libero, the opportunity to go to Kim Do-hoon has decreased. With 24 matches (64 sets) in the 2021-22 season, fewer games than in his debut season, and only 14 matches (24 sets) this season. After Jung Min-soo came, the main role of Kim Do-hoon was the server or the second libero.
However, Hu In-jung and Jung Min-soo know that Kim Do-hoon will be the libero who will lead the future of KB Insurance. The Woori Card Exhibition on January 31st proved his true value. Jung Min-soo felt sudden leg pain and Kim Do-hoon came in, but Kim Do-hoon played an active part and contributed to the team’s incredible victory. The receive efficiency was somewhat disappointing (14%), but the dig success rate was 100%.
Coach Hu In-jeong said of Kim Do-hoon, “He is a talented player. Because of Jung Min-soo, I couldn’t show the line in the game.”
Jung Min-soo also said, “Do-hoon has the qualities to become a good player who can accept everything well now. He praised the idea that he accepts it, and he always thinks that he will become a better player.”
Kim Do-hoon is scheduled to enlist in the Armed Forces Sports Unit (Sangmu) after the end of this season. He is scheduled to enlist on May 8, 2023 and be discharged on November 7, 2024. It will return at the beginning of the 2024-25 season. Jung Min-soo is now approaching the age of mid-thirties. It’s time to manage Jeong Min-soo’s physical strength. Therefore, more opportunities may return to Kim Do-hoon after being discharged.
Director Hu In-jeong said, “After Sangmu is discharged, you have to make it yourself so that you can use it. He must go to Commerce and work harder. You have to prepare like that so you can use it when you come back. If you go to Commerce and don’t work hard, you have to think about it,” he laughed, “but he is a friend who works very hard. I believe that he will come back as a good player even after going to the manager.” 스포츠토토
Jeong Min-soo also said, “When I go to Sangmu, I will play games, and then I will gain experience. I think you are going at a good time. will definitely grow Expect a lot. I think he will grow up and come.”
At the same time, Jung Min-soo said, “I know Do-hoon well. I can’t see the light because of me, but from my point of view, I’m grateful when you go out on the court and show your skills. Even in our card match, it is more important for our team to win than to be disappointed by my poor performance. He praised, saying, “Do-hoon is also a good player.”
The future is important. The reason why the director and seniors showed such high expectations in the official interview is because they know that Kim Do-hoon is worth using. If given a chance, he is a player who can fully show off his skills, but it is also important to gain enough experience to show his skills.
Maybe Kim Do-hoon’s volleyball will be from November 8, 2024, the point at which he becomes a civilian after being discharged from the military.