Setter Han Tae-joon (19), born in 2004, was the top hitter for Woori Card in the 2023-2024 men’s professional volleyball season.
The setter, who is in his second year of high school, has established himself as a starter for the team this season and was selected as a Dodram 2023-2024 All-Star by the fans.
According to the results of the fan vote released by the Korea Volleyball Organization (KOVO) on Wednesday, Han was voted as the V-Star starting setter with 20,438 votes.
At Jangchung Gymnasium in Jung-gu, Seoul, where the team is playing a home match against Samsung Fire, Woori Card head coach Shin Young-cheol, a former ‘specter’, said, “Tae-joon was selected as an all-star at a young age. I really congratulate him.” “Now it’s up to him to grow, and I hope he can become a better setter while maintaining a humble attitude.”
Han joined the Woori Card with the 4th overall pick in the first round of the 2022-2023 Rookie Draft. He chose to play professionally right out of high school, making him younger than his draft peers.
After spending a lot of time on the training floor and in the warm-up zone last season, Han seized the opportunity to make the leap to starting setter sooner than he expected.
“I started from the first game of the season,” says Han. Even I doubted, ‘Is this right,’ but the coach gave me a chance and my brothers encouraged me,” he said confidently, adding, “Playing ‘our own cards’ boldly and performing well is the way to get rewarded.”
Setter is a position where ‘experience’ is important.
Han Tae-joon is gaining experience faster than his peers.
“At the end of this season, he will be a much better setter than he is now,” said coach Shin Young-cheol.
This season, with Han as the starting setter, Woori Card has been on a roll (30-11, 3-3).
Unsurprisingly, Han is one of the main contributors to the Woori Card’s dominance.
Coach Shin Young-cheol, who made the bold move to make Han Tae-joon the starting setter, said, “Han Tae-joon can be a better setter,” and added, “He needs to learn more about toss control, game management, etc.” to give the growing setter a “whip that can be a medicine. 온라인카지노사이트