A variable was turned on for the selection of men’s professional volleyball foreigners. José Masso (Cuba), who was considered the biggest player in this tryout, decided not to participate.
On the 8th, the Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) announced that “more players have joined the men’s foreign player tryout in Turkey, Istanbul.”
Between the previous evening and this day local time, Arpad Barrotti (Hungary), Christian Lawrence (Puerto Rico), Brandon Lettray (USA) and João Noletto (Brazil) joined as new players.
As the number of players increases, a total of 33 players wait for the club’s selection in the draft held at 10:00 pm (Korean time) on this day.
However, Maso, who took the top spot in the preference survey conducted prior to the tryout, did not appear.
KOVO said, “Masso, who attracted interest from several clubs, has notified his final absence from the event due to the schedule of his current team.”
Initially, Maso was scheduled to participate in the practice game and draft held on the day without participating in the practice game on the 6th and 7th. However, it was difficult to coordinate the final with the current team, so it was announced that he would not participate.
Managers of each club agreed in one voice that no player who was judged to be better than the foreign players who played last season was not noticed in this tryout.
Among these, Maso received the highest rating compared to Keita, who led KB Insurance to runner-up in the 2021-2022 season. As a result, there was a lot of interest in the schedule on the last day when Maso joined 먹튀검증.
However, Maso’s participation in the draft was ultimately unsuccessful.
With Maso absent, Yosbani Hernandez (Cuba), who has experience in the V-League, is the most influential player in the first place.
Hyundai Capital coach Choi Tae-woong, who worked with Yosubani, commented, “He is playing more maturely than then.”
Meanwhile, prior to the draft, the seven men’s clubs must notify the federation by 7:00 p.m. on the same day whether they will renew the contract with foreign players who have been with them for the 2022-2023 season.