“Director Kim Sang-sik said, ‘I will help you develop’. That word touched me,”
Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation said in a press release on the afternoon of the 17th, saying, “Choi Seong-won, under the condition of a total of 400 million won in 2023-2024 remuneration (annual salary: 300 million won, incentive: 100 million won) over the 3-year contract period. We have signed a contract,” he said. After Bae Byeong-jun (189cm, G), who was an internal free agent (free agent), the second free agent negotiations were completed.
He continued, “Byun Jun-hyung enlisted in Sangmu, and the burden of the guard shifted to Park Ji-hoon. Seongwon Choi also wanted many opportunities. He seems to have a desire to lead the game as the main ball handler. This transfer will be a great opportunity to expand your basketball scale,” he added.
Choi Seong-won (184cm, G), who was a member of Seoul SK, was one of the players who made the air conditioning league hot. He has been steadily developing into the 2019-2020 Sixth Man Award and the 5th Defensive Girl and the 2020-2021 Defensive 5th Girl, and in the 7th game of the 2022-2023 championship match, he exploded 25 points and made a crazy performance. It has become a necessary piece of SK.
However, Seongwon Choi’s choice was not SK. Choi Seong-won said, “I had a strong desire to play as a point guard, and a strong desire to develop. He thought that if he played for SK, it would be difficult,” he said, explaining why he did not choose SK.
After that, “KGC Ginseng Corporation contacted me most actively. He thought the team style and direction were right for me. Also, director Kim Sang-shik was very good. I received offers from other teams, but that is why I decided to go to KGC Ginseng Corporation,” he explained why he signed a contract with KGC Ginseng Corporation.
Without a direct meeting between Kim Sang-shik, director of KGC Ginseng Corporation, and Choi Seong-won, it is difficult for Choi Seong-won to feel Kim Sang-sik, director of KGC Ginseng Corporation. So, the reporter asked Choi Seong-won, “Have you met director Kim Sang-sik in person?”, and Choi Seong-won replied, “Yes.”
Choi Seong-won, who talked with Kim Sang-sik, director of KGC Ginseng Corporation, said, “I wanted development. In SK스포츠토토, I was given options focused on defense and shooting, but I wanted to show a different side of myself. In particular, I wanted to try ball transport and game assembly. After hearing the story, the director said, ‘I want to give you the role of a ball handler. And I want to help you develop’. The words touched me,” he said, conveying the contents of the conversation.
As mentioned above, Choi Seong-won played a big role against KGC Ginseng Corporation in the 2022-2023 championship match. However, the 2023-2024 season is different. He can be supported by KGC Ginseng Corporation fans. Choi Seong-won also said, “I didn’t expect to be on the winning team (laughs). But it feels good to be here. In the last championship match, he almost threw a dagger, but this time I want to receive support,” he said, looking forward to the support of Anyang fans.
And he said, “His hometown is Anyang, and he played sports at the KT&G youth club. Anyang Indoor Gymnasium is not unfamiliar. It feels like playing at home,” he said, expressing his feelings about playing at the Anyang Indoor Gymnasium.
Continuing, “There is (Bae) Byung-jun hyung who played in SK. Hearing the news of my transfer, he liked it a lot. In addition, (Park) Ji-hoon hyung was the senior in the managing director, and (Kim) Kyung-won was the managing director’s motive,” adding the relationship with the KGC Ginseng Corporation players.
Finally, “I didn’t know that I would receive a large amount of 400 million. Now I have to show it on the court.” As a high-income earner, she thought it was important to have a different performance and a different mindset.