After being called up by the KT Wiz, right-handed pitcher Won Sang-hyun (Busan High School) expressed his excitement and aspirations to be like his “role model” Choi Soon-joon (KT).
Won was selected by KT with the seventh overall pick in the first round of the 2024 KBO Draft on Thursday at the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul.토토사이트
Won Sang-hyun stepped up to the podium and put on a jersey handed to him by KT President Nado Hyun.
As the moment he had always dreamed of became a reality, Won’s nerves grew stronger. He had to stop talking several times to hide his nerves.
“I’m really happy to join KT, a strong team,” Won said, catching his breath with the word “ahhhh.”
His nervousness, unlike his cheerfulness on the mound, made the audience burst into laughter.
With a shaky voice, Won said, “I was finishing my first year of high school, but after watching KT’s Choi Min-joon, I realized that I wanted to be a starter. I want to become a player who represents the team and the league in the future, just like Choi Min-joon,” he said to great applause.
The junior’s sincerity was welcomed by the senior.
“I’m nervous, but I’m grateful and honored that my name was mentioned at such a big event. I hope we can join the team, train together, compete, and work together to win another championship. Welcome to KT,” and wished the junior a new start.
KT described Won as “a right-handed pitcher with a fastball up to 150 kilometers per hour and a reliable changeup with excellent athleticism, and an immediate sense of power with excellent game management skills such as aggressive pitching on the mound.”