Hyundai Mobis was fast, and Seo Myung-jin (189cm, G)’s pass was also fast.
Ulsan Hyundai Mobis defeated Jeonju KCC 66-64 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball regular league held at Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium on the 20th. With 18 wins and 14 losses, he again climbed to third place alone. However, it is half a game behind Seoul SK (17-14), which is in fourth place.
Hyundai Mobis pressed the rebuild button from the middle of the 2019-2020 season. First, Lee Dae-seong (Daegu Korea Gas Corporation) and Laguna (Jeonju KCC), etc., were traded to other teams, and Yang Dong-geun (now Ulsan Hyundai Mobis coach), who was the heart and legend of the team, traded after the 2019-2020 season. Retired.
Hyundai Mobis paid attention to future resources. The representative player is Seo Myung-jin (189cm, G). Seo Myung-jin is a guard who joined Hyundai Mobis with the 3rd overall pick in the 2018 KBL Domestic Rookie Draft. He jumped into the professional league right after graduating from Busan Joongang High School, but he is a promising player with the passing sense and shooting ability that a guard should have.
Seo Myung-jin got an opportunity from the middle of the 2019-2020 season. In the 2020-2021 season, he was reborn as the team’s main guard. He averaged 26 minutes and 2 seconds in 53 regular league games, averaging 8.3 points, 4.5 assists and 2.4 rebounds. He contributed to Hyundai Mobis going straight to the playoffs in the quarterfinals.
And in the 2021-2022 season, he properly exploded his potential. He averaged only 24 minutes and 52 seconds in 46 games, but he set career highs in scoring with 10.1 points, 4.4 assists and 2.5 rebounds. Once again, Hyundai Mobis helped advance to the playoffs.
However, there was a tag that followed Seo Myung-jin. It is ‘mental’ and ‘competition point’. Even though Seo Myung-jin has good skills, his lack of mentality and competitiveness in the competition lowered his evaluation. Hyundai Mobis coaching staff and Seo Myung-jin also recognized this.
In the 2022-2023 season, Seo Myung-jin was given a similar playing time (25 minutes and 9 seconds per game) as in previous years. However, he is showing a lower performance than before with 7.9 points, 3.5 assists and 1.9 rebounds. The 3-point shot success rate also fell significantly from previous years to 26.3% (1.0/3.7 per game).
Nevertheless, Seo Myeong-jin has to do a lot at Hyundai Mobis. Because he is a resource that needs to relieve the burden of Ron Jay Avarientos (181cm, G) and Lee Woo-seok (196cm, G). It was the same with KCC.
Seo Myung-jin stepped on the court for the first time 3 minutes and 32 seconds before the end of the first quarter. I focused on defending Heo Woong (185cm, G), one of the key tasks. He attached his body closely to Heoung’s body and minimized Heoung’s range of motion with a lot of grooming.
His 2-on-2 play, which combines ball-free movement and hand-off play, was also excellent. He naturally created a chance for Gage Prim (205cm, C). Hyundai Mobis, which had lost its vitality, finished the first quarter in a not bad atmosphere. The score is 14-17. 바카라
Seo Myung-jin, who warmed up in the first quarter, moved in earnest in the second quarter. Seo Myeong-jin’s mission has not changed. It was to persistently follow Heo Woong, his own matchup. However, Seo Myung-jin committed the second foul 3 minutes and 47 seconds into the second quarter, and Hyundai Mobis manager Jo Dong-hyun put in Kim Young-hyun (186cm, G).
Hyundai Mobis played well without the signature team. It is because the ‘quick air defense change’ that Hyundai Mobis manager Cho Dong-hyun emphasized went well. Avarientos, Lee Woo-seok, Ham Ji-hoon (198cm, F), and Prim, etc., implemented the color of Hyundai Mobis well, and Hyundai Mobis finished the first half with a score of 35-30.
When Avarientos matched up with Lee Jin-wook (178cm, G) in the third quarter, Seo Myung-jin went back to the court. It was to disperse Avarientos’ stamina. And with a momentary breakthrough, he made a leading score (39-37).
The instructions of Hyundai Mobis manager Cho Dong-hyun were also well implemented. After receiving the ball from the rebounder, quickly pass it to the player running in the KCC half. Prim finished Seo Myung-jin’s pass with a dunk, and Kim Young-hyun finished Seo Myung-jin’s pass with 3 points.
Seo Myung-jin made the pass that Hyundai Mobis wanted the most. Seo Myung-jin’s pass was fast and long. At the same time, Hyundai Mobis rode the trend. Riding the trend, Hyundai Mobis pushed KCC faster. The third quarter ended 52-47.
Seo Myung-jin’s pass gave another hint to Hyundai Mobis. Hyundai Mobis also ran in the 4th quarter. 3 minutes and 20 seconds before the end of the game, Lee Woo-seok’s quick attack took the win 64-51. They were down 2-13 in the final 3 minutes and 20 seconds, but were able to keep the win.
Seo Myung-jin’s record was only 2 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds in 16 minutes and 22 seconds. However, the two assists Seo Myung-jin showed in the 3rd quarter were enough to realize the color of Hyundai Mobis. So, Seo Myung-jin’s quick pass had a great meaning.
[Comparison of major records of both teams] (Hyundai Mobis ahead)
– 2-point shot success rate: about 49% (23/47) – about 39% (21/54)
– 3-point shot success rate: about 18% (3/17) – about 21% (5/24)
– Free Throw Success Rate: Approx. 92% (11/12) – Approx. 78% (7/9)
– Rebound: 48 (Attack 9)-37 (Attack 12)
– Assists: 18-11
– Turns Overs: 15-5
– Steals: 5-6
– Block shot: 2-0
[Records of key players on both teams]
1. Ulsan Hyundai Mobis
– Gage Prim: 36 minutes 28 seconds, 19 points, 20 rebounds (attack 3), 2 assists, 1 steal
– Ham Ji-hoon: 21 minutes 57 seconds, 14 points ( 2 points: 6/6, free throw: 2/2) 6 rebounds (attack 2) 3 assists 1 steal
– Lee Woo-seok: 34 minutes 22 seconds, 9 points 7 rebounds (attack 1) 3 assists 1 steal
2. Jeonju KCC
– Laguna : 28 minutes 8 seconds, 14 points (2 points: 6/8) 12 rebounds (attack 3) 1 assist 1 steal
– Ronde Hollis Jefferson: 11 minutes 52 seconds, 13 points 7 rebounds (attack 4) 1 steal
– Lee Jin-wook : 22 5 seconds, 11 points, 1 rebound (attack), 1 assist, 1 still