KB Insurance Korean Min has switched from wing attacker to middle blocker in the men’s professional volleyball team.He will play middle blocker in the team’s upcoming match against KEPCO on Sunday at Suwon Gymnasium in Gyeonggi Province.”I actively changed my position because I thought I could play longer as a center (middle blocker) than as a side (outside hitter),” said KB Insurance head coach Hoo In-jung. “I was surprised that he adapted so well.”Korean Min, the fourth overall pick in the first round of the 2018-2019 rookie draft, played 83 sets in 29 games last year, scoring 106 points (25.14 percent attack percentage) in 29 matches.Joining them in the middle is Choi Yo-han, a 6-foot-2 player who was selected in the fourth round of the draft last year.”We were told every year that the height of our middle blockers was a weakness,” said Hoo, “so we started Korean Min and Yohan Choi to add height, and they did well in offseason training.”
On the other hand, Hoo was also concerned about the condition of his main man, Andres Biña (registered name Biña).”He injured a muscle in his calf while playing for the Spanish national team,” Hoo said, “He didn’t train much because he was worried about it. She is about 80 percent fit.”Kwon Young-min pinned his hopes on Japanese libero Ryohei Iga, who joined the team as the Asian quarterback.Last season, KEPCO’s receiving efficiency in the regular season was 31.66 percent, which ranked fifth out of seven teams.”I gave them a lot of discretion in receiving and 안전놀이터 defense,” Kwon said. “I said, ‘I want you to adjust your position and play your role on the court,'” Kwon said.