Career: Korea University (Korea, 1995-96), Dongbu (Korea-KBL, 1997-98), Samsung Thunders Seoul (Korea-KBL, 1998-2005), Anyang SBS Stars (Korea-KBL, 2005-06), Anyang KT&G Kites (Korea-KBL, 2006-08).
With the absence of Kim Seung-hyun, Joo is without a doubt the best available point-guard. Over the past two KBL seasons, he was the leader on assist (7.3 in 2007-08) and a strong MVP candidate player. The KT&G playmarker is one of the greatest all-around players in the KBL history. That earned him the nickname of “Korean Jason Kidd”. He’s a solid rebounder (4.0), a good defender and a very stable player, with a high turnover/assist ratio. In contrast, his outside shooting is suspect, despite an honourable percentage behind the arc (37%) and Joo isn’t either a big scorer (10.7 pts) . At 31, Joo has a little experience on National Team, because he was only the fourth or fifth best point guard in Korea for last decade. Now, he’s the team captain and his leadership is a valuable asset for his young teammates.