Lee Jung-je, a 203cm big man, leaves Carrot for a while… B2.League Tokyo Z Line
203 cm big man Lee Jung-je breaks up with Goyang Carrot for a while.
An official familiar with KBL said on the afternoon of the 31st, “Lee Jung-je of Carrot is heading to a team belonging to the Japanese B2.League.”
After Lee Jung-je was nominated by Incheon E-Land as the 2nd pick in the 2nd round of the 2013 KBL Rookie Draft, he transferred to Orion in the 2021-22 안전놀이터 season and has been with him until now.
My career at KBL wasn’t that glamorous. He is averaging 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds in 7 minutes and 6 seconds in 153 career appearances. He only makes 3 appearances in the 2022-23 season.
According to Carrot officials, “Earth Friends Tokyo Z, which belongs to the B2 League, is in danger of being demoted to the 3rd division. The tallest person in the team is in the early 190cm range, so they asked if they wanted a tall big man. As Lee Jung-je is a 203cm big man, it seemed to be helpful. I was voluntarily withdrawn in connection with overseas transfer, and KBL approval was also dropped this morning.”
Carrot coach Kim Seung-gi also said, “He is a player who has not received many opportunities this season. If I do well in Japan, I will feel good too. He has a good opportunity, so I hope he catches it well.”
Lee Jung-je plans to become a player belonging to Tokyo Z in the form of a three-month loan until the end of the B2.League season. As it is a voluntary withdrawal related to overseas transfer, he will return to Carrot after the B2.League season ends.