Lee Hyun-joong, who stirs up American college basketball, was selected as one of the top five finalists for the 'Small Forward Award' called the Julius Irving Awards.

The chances of getting into the NBA are getting bigger and bigger.

Correspondent Kim Hyung-yeol.

<Reporter> Lee Hyun-

joong showed off the power of an all-weather shooter in the last home match of the regular season.

He played his role as an ace

by throwing his signature fast one-beat three-point shot as soon as he caught the ball, a reverse layup shot that digs into the bottom of the goal, and a dunk shot that knocked out the opponent's spirit .

Hyunjoong Lee broke through the 1,000 points in his career with 18 points, the most for both teams, and also caught 8 rebounds, leading the team to five consecutive wins.

With a record of 15-2, Davidson University leads the conference, increasing their chances of qualifying for the NCAA Tournament dubbed 'March Madness'.

Davidson University, which reached the quarterfinals in 2008 when NBA star Stephen Curry was active, is aiming for the best performance ever with Lee Hyun-joong.

Lee Hyun-joong, who is averaging 16.5 points this season, is receiving a lot of attention from the locals as he was named in five finalists for the Julius Irving Award, given to the best small forward in American college basketball.

As all the winners of this award, established in 2015, have advanced to the NBA, expectations for Lee Hyun-joong, who will be drafted in this year's NBA draft, are growing.

(Video editing: Oh Young-taek, CG: Im Chan-hyuk)