Epistola faced Heo Hoon head-to-head.
Jeonju KCC Calvin Jeffrey Epistola (26, 180 cm) recorded 15 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists in a match against Sangmu of the 2022-2023 KBL D-League 1 held at Icheon LG Champions Park on the 25th. Although KCC was thrashed 56-72, Epistola’s performance clearly stood out.
“My league in Canada ended last summer,” said Epistola. After that, I only did personal training. I entered Korea on December 27th, and I am currently training for the D-League and first team. He is improving his condition by training twice a day,” he said of his current physical condition.
On this day, Epistola’s matchup opponent was Heo Hoon, one of the best point guards in KBL. At the beginning of the game, he struggled a bit, getting stolen by Heo Hoon. However, as time passed, he found his pace and even succeeded in attacking with Heo Hoon in front.
“Before the game, Heo Woong and his teammates told me that Heo Hoon is the league’s top point guard. So I thought that if I played well against him, he would be able to survive in KBL. Also, if he does well in his matchup with Heo Hoon, he seemed to be able to show good form against other guards as well. I wanted to show what kind of player I am, and I think it was a game that showed me how to play in the future.” Epistola’s words.
The reason why KCC recruited Epistola during the season is to reinforce the weak point guard position. If Epistola brilliantly plays the role of field commander in the front line like this day, KCC is expected to be able to rise to a higher rank.
Regarding this, Epistola said, “(Director Chang-jin Jeon) orders us to stick a little stronger when defending. He also told his teammates to be good at distributing passes. First of all, you still need to learn more about team play and patterns. If we figure out where Lee Seung-hyun and Heo Woong and other colleagues prefer to catch the ball, we can make better plays.” 먹튀검증