The 2022-2023 season V-League is coming to an end. As we entered the 5th round, the ranking competition became more heated. The important thing is whether or not to participate in ‘Spring Volleyball’. Not only did they grit their teeth and train, but the reason they actively recruited competitive players was to advance into the postseason.
Player supply and demand is based on the rookie draft, free agent (FA), and trade. With the exception of Lee Go-eun, who went to Pepper Savings Bank last year, there was no free agency transfer to speak of, and the trade was brisk. A total of 8 trades were completed.
In the men’s division, Woori Card led the ‘big deal’. Director Shin Young-chul was active. Samsung Fire brought in Hwang Seung-bin, Jung Sung-gyu, and Lee Seung-won, and gave away Ha Hyun-yong, Ryu Yun-shik, Lee Sang-wook, and Lee Ho-gun. The KEPCO exchanged Oh Jae-seong and Kim Ji-han, Ha Seung-woo and Jang Ji-won. With Hyundai Capital, he received Park Jun-hyuk and gave him the right to pick in the first round of the 2024-2025 season draft. In addition, Korea Electric Power Corporation (Hwang Dong-il), OK Financial Group (Jeong Seong-hwan), KB Insurance (Kim Jeong-ho, Yang Hee-jun, Choi Ik-je) and Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance (Hwang Kyung-min, Baek Gwang-hyeon) reinforced their weak positions.
In the women’s division, GS Caltex, which chose the future rather than the present, stood at the center. He sent Oh Ji-young to Pepper Savings Bank and got the right to pick in the first round of the 2024-2025 draft. In addition, Lee Won-jung was handed over to Heungkuk Life Insurance and had the right to nominate in the first round of the 2023-2024 draft. Hyundai E&C and KGC Ginseng Corporation exchanged Kim Hyun-ji and Na Hyun-soo.
Then, who is the player with the biggest trade effect this season?
Libero Oh Ji-young (Pepper Savings Bank) is outstanding. There is even talk of the ‘Oh Ji-young effect’. Pepper Savings Bank’s uneasy receiving has stabilized, and thanks to that, setter Lee Go-eun’s toss has changed. As attack options such as open attacks, fast attacks, and back attacks diversified, the team became a team that did not collapse easily. Oh Ji-young succeeded in 53 digs at the IBK IBK match on the 1st. This is the highest individual record and the second highest on record. Although Pepper Savings Bank is at the bottom, the team color has definitely changed since Oh Ji-young joined. 먹튀검증
Heungkuk Life Setter Lee Won-jung, who was recognized for his stable game management ability, increased his presence by relieving the burden of his starter Kim Da-sol. Hyundai E&C middle blocker (center) Na Hyeon-soo helped Yang Hyo-jin while he was absent due to poor physical condition.
Setters Hwang Seung-bin (Woori Card) and Ha Seung-woo (KEPCO) also shone in the bird’s nest. Hwang Seung-bin opened his prime enough to come second in the set, and Ha Seung-woo is also giving confidence as a field commander. Libero Oh Jae-seong (Woori Card) and Jang Ji-won (KEPCO) have also changed their uniforms, but their performance remains the same. Woori Card striker Kim Ji-han and middle blocker Park Jun-hyeok also succeeded in adapting as if they were wearing clothes that fit them.
Striker Kim Jeong-ho, setter Lee Ho-gun, and libero Lee Sang-wook have established themselves as Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance’s main players with the coach’s trust. Hwang Kyung-min (KB Insurance) also contributed a lot, consistently scoring double-digit points after the transfer.