In the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball, Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation is raising the possibility of finishing the regular league in first place with a stable lead.
Recently, KGC has been on a steep run with 5 consecutive victories, winning 28-11 and winning rate 0.718, widening the gap with second place Changwon LG (24-14, winning rate 0.632) to 3.5 games and leading the way.
KGC was classified as a low-ranking team by experts for the reason that coach Kim Seung-gi, who led the team for 7 seasons before the season opening, and Jeon Seong-hyun, a ‘signboard shooter’, left for the ‘newborn’ Goyang Carrot, but this expectation was beautifully missed after the opening.
KGC made a sensation by winning 4 consecutive victories for the first time since the team was founded, and achieved the best record with 8 wins and 1 loss in the first round. In the second round, they continued their upward trend with 6 wins and 3 losses, but in the third round, they recorded two consecutive losses, slowing down to 5 wins and 4 losses.
The upward trend of KGC, which is on a 5-game winning streak by driving momentum and winning all 3 matches in the 5th round, is unusual. Regarding this, coach Kim Sang-sik said, “The recent atmosphere is similar to the first round. All the players are doing well.” 메이저사이트
At the center of it all is Omari Spellman, the ‘special big man’. Despite his height of 206cm and 110kg, Spellman is making a big success with an average of 19.3 points per game (2nd place), an average of 2.8 3-point shots (2nd place), and 7.3 field goals (4th place). In particular, on the 6th, KT Jeonseo made 7 3-point shots, 40 points and 7 rebounds, contributing to the team’s victory. He is scoring 20 or more points in his last three straight games.
A player indispensable for leading the race is veteran Oh Se-geun (36). Based on his seasoned beauty, Oh Se-geun is firmly guarding the bottom of the goal enough to rank second in rebounding (6.3 per game) among domestic players, and is showing off his presence with an average of 12.6 points per game.
Here, guard Byun Jun-hyeong is doing his part with an average of 14.3 points and 5.1 assists per game (2nd place), and Bae Byung-jun also fills the gap of Jeon Seong-hyun by scoring more than three times as many points as last season.
In addition, Moon Seong-gon, Park Ji-hoon, and Yang Hee-jong, who silently play their roles, are firmly supporting the team, and the hustle play of the players who do not hesitate to win a loose ball in defense is the driving force behind the run.
Coach Kim Sang-sik said, “The players’ fighting spirit and concentration were revived, and they were able to continue their upward trend. In particular, Spellman has been too greedy for scoring, but it is fortunate that he seems to have changed after the interview.”