Woori Card’s Issei Otake (28-Japan) has been selected to replace Samsung Fire’s Kim Jun-woo (23) in the All-Star Game.
KOVO announced on Wednesday that the expert committee selected Issei, who was the second highest vote-getter (17,321 votes) among the men’s V-Star unselected middle blockers, to replace Kim Jun-woo, who is unable to participate in the All-Star Game due to injury.
Issei comes from the Panasonic Panthers of Japan’s V-League, 안전놀이터 where he entered the V-League through the Asian Quarterfinals this season and has tallied 65 points in 24 games at a height of 201 centimeters.
The Dodram 2023-2024 V-League All-Star Game will be held at the Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on March 27.
Meanwhile, Kim Jun-woo suffered a left ankle injury in the final game of the fourth round against Woori Card at Chungmu Gymnasium in Daejeon on Nov. 19. He made a crucial block at 6-6 in the fifth set, but bumped into teammate Kim Jung-ho while landing, causing his left ankle to spin.
Kim was immediately subbed off and diagnosed with an eight-week rehabilitation for a torn ankle ligament. As the regular season ended on March 17, she is likely to be out for the rest of the season. It’s a big blow for Samsung Fire, which is in the midst of a fierce spring volleyball battle.
Last season’s rookie of the year, 파워볼사이트 추천 Kim Jun-woo, has played 90 sets in 24 matches this season, scoring 165 points. She was a key middle blocker for Samsung Fire, ranking second in blocks (0.64 per set) and eighth in hitting percentage (57.3%).