Who is the best foreign player in the history of the V-League, which was launched in 2005 and celebrates its 19th season? In the men’s division, Leo (OK Financial Group) is likely to be number one. Wearing a Samsung Fire & Marine uniform in the 2012-2013 season when he was in his early 20s, Leo bombarded the V-League court with his 206 cm tall stature and formidable jumping power. Leo, who was responsible for nearly 60% of the team’s offense but showed an attack success rate in the upper half of the 50%, played three seasons at Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance before leaving for an overseas league.
After touring Turkey, China, and Lebanon, Leo returned to the V-League in the 2021-2022 season and has been playing for OK Financial Group for the second year. Leo, who has become a veteran in his early 30s, is somewhat less aggressive compared to his days at Samsung Fire. Although he leads the scoring division with a devastating attack with an RBI, his attack success rate this season is 50.52%, just over 50%, and is only 8th.
If there is anything that has improved compared to the days of Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, it is the serve. Leo, who had succeeded in 0.5 sub-aces per set in the past, has succeeded in one sub-ace per set with a whopping 0.909 per set this season. In the 2022-2023 V-League 5th round confrontation between OK Financial Group and Woori Card held at Sangnoksu Gymnasium in Ansan on the 8th, Leo showed off his outstanding serve ability by hitting only 5 serve aces. 메이저놀이터
The match, which drew attention as OK Financial Group, who had 4 consecutive losses, and Woori Card, who had 3 consecutive losses, faced each other. Thanks to Leo (36 points, 51.67% attack success rate), who performed a ‘one-man show’ by scoring 7 points alone in the 5th set, OK Financial Group won 3-2 (27-25 21-25 26-24 13-25 15- 13) Reaped a new victory.
OK Financial Group, which took 2 points, rose to fourth place with 39 points (13-14), beating KEPCO (38 points, 12-14). Woori Card, which fell into a deep quagmire of 4 consecutive losses, secured 1 point and kept its icy 3rd place with 40 points (14 wins and 13 losses).