“We have a new option” (SK coach Jeon Hee-chul)
“It’s a loss that we couldn’t block Jameel Warney’s one-on-one attack” (KT coach Seo Dong-cheol)
Seoul SK held the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball at the KT Sonicboom Arena in Suwon on the 15th. In the third round match against Suwon KT, they won 79-71. It pushed Daegu Korea Gas Corporation to 6th place and rose to 5th place alone. SK’s season record is 11 wins and 10 losses.
Jamil Warney (200cm, C) made a splash with 31 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 block shot. Kim Seon-hyung (187cm, G) also showed a good performance with 16 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 1 block shot. Choi Jun-yong (200cm, F) also recorded 12 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal and 1 block shot.
SK operated a big lineup in the game that day. It was a tactic to counter KT’s height.
The big lineup consisting of Kim Seon-hyung (187cm, G) – Choi Jun-yong (200cm, F) – Heo Il-yeong (195cm, F) – Choi Bu-gyeong (200cm, F) – Jamil Warney (200cm, C) showed ups and downs. It showed its power at the start of the game, but there was also a point where the attack flow was stagnant.
Nevertheless, SK coach Jeon Heechul continued to operate the big lineup. The continued effort paid off in the 4th quarter. At the beginning of the 4th quarter, SK quickly opened up points and ran away with a 10-point lead. solidified the victory.
Coach Jeon Hee-chul said after the game, “I did a good job protecting the parts the players asked me to protect. He asked me to focus on rebounding. It was emphasized once more during the operation time of the second quarter. The big lineup was also successful. A new option has appeared. He had more turnovers in the first half than in the second half. Play a game with ups and downs in between. The parts that shouldn’t come out are driven out. If the players fix that part, we can play a better game than we do now.”
“The big lineup worked better against KT. We need to use a big lineup against Carrot in Goyang, Korea Gas Corporation in Daegu, and KGC in Anyang. (Choi) Jun-yong can block both the inside and outside, so we can use it. It’s a lineup that can be built. Jun-yong gives the team a variety of options. The opponent will adapt if you keep using the same tactics. Of course, we can get confused if we use a variety of cards, but the opponent will be more difficult.”
Warney brought the flow to SK by driving 12 points only in the 4th quarter. He dominated the early part of the 4th quarter with Kim Seon-hyung.
“(Jamil) told Warney to focus on the fourth quarter. Warney made 3 turnovers in the first half. All of them came during the post-up process. KT abandoned (Oh) Jae-hyun and went to Warney to help. Warney’s post-up is strong, but it’s not easy if the opponent is prepared. The guards shouldn’t have passed to Warney either.”
“I tend not to dictate patterns to the guards during the game. He made me start attacking in the post. I started to focus. He is a player with high concentration in the 4th quarter. The players also believe in the game. He praised me for focusing and thanked me for focusing.
Lastly, “It is a good wish to accumulate wins before EASL. This is not a plan (laughs). EASL can play 4 games in a short period of time. The schedule is very fortunate. If you played home and away from the beginning of the season, , I think he must have achieved very absurd results. It was a tough schedule just looking at it. I want to accumulate a lot of wins by March and go to EASL comfortably.”
Meanwhile, KT suffered its first loss of the season against SK. The three-game winning streak against SK, which started last season, was also stopped. The season record of the lowest ranked KT is 7 wins and 13 losses. 스포츠토토
Kim Young-hwan (196cm, F) played an active role with 16 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals. Ha Yoon-gi (204cm, C) also performed well with 15 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. Jei Anoshike (198cm, F) also recorded a double-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal.
KT fought tight until the third quarter. However, in the beginning of the 4th quarter, SK, who had Kim Seon-hyung and Warney at the forefront, was greatly pushed back. After giving up, I couldn’t recover.
KT coach Seo Dong-cheol said after the game, “The players did well as they prepared until the third quarter. The prepared defense worked well. However, it was a difficult game as no goals were scored. In the end, even the defense faltered and collapsed in the fourth quarter. It’s a pity. The team’s defense problem There may be, but it was a loss that we couldn’t block Jameel Warney’s one-on-one attack. Even if we allowed an outside shot, I wonder if we had to block Warney with help defense,” he said overall.
He continued, “(Landry) showed no will in defense. It seemed that it would affect other players. I thought I had to see the match with (now) Anoshike until the end.”
Lastly, “The only way to learn defense is through continuous training. I will,” he concluded the press conference.