Jameel Warney (199cm, C) faced unfamiliar records.
Seoul SK lost to Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation 67-81 in the second game of the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball Championship Final held at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium on the 27th. However, they achieved a not-so-bad result of ‘1 win, 1 loss’ in enemy territory.
SK won the combined championship in the 2021-2022 season. Including the KBL Cup, the prelude to the 2021-2022 season, SK achieved a treble. This is because SK coach Jeon Hee-chul’s leadership and detailed preparations played a big role.
The change made by the director was obviously great. However, the skill of the players also played a big role. In particular, 1 option foreign player Jamil Warney found the majesty of the 2019-2020 season. In the 2021-2022 season, he played an average of 31 minutes and 44 seconds in 45 games in the regular league, with 22.1 points, 12.5 rebounds (attack 4.0), 3.1 assists and 1.1 steals, making SK ranked first in the regular league.
He showed greater power from the semifinal playoffs. With 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds (attack 4.3) and 3.7 assists in 32 minutes and 55 seconds per game, he defeated his opponent Goyang Orion (now Goyang Carrot). Even in the championship match, 22.6 points, 11.8 rebounds (attack 3.2) and 3.0 assists for an average of 35 minutes and 43 seconds in 5 games. It has established itself as the number one contributor to SK’s unified victory.
Warney also showed power in the regular league in the 2022-2023 season. He averaged 24.2 points, 11.2 rebounds (3.1 offense) and 3.1 assists with 1.3 steals in 33 minutes and 3 seconds averaged over 54 games. He won the third best foreign player of his KBL career.
Warney’s dominance also came to the playoffs in the 6th round. He averaged 25.3 points, 10.3 rebounds (2.3 offense) and 3.3 assists over a three-game average of 36 minutes and 51 seconds. In the semifinal playoffs, he was more powerful with 30.3 points, 14.0 rebounds (4.0 offense) and 3.3 assists per game with 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocked shots.
Warney went into the championship match in the best mood. However, he was unable to break through the dense defense of KGC Ginseng Corporation in the first quarter. He only scored 2 points in the 1st quarter, and the field goal success rate in the 1st quarter was also only about 17% (2 points: 1/5, 3 points: 0/1).
However, he showed peak hand sensitivity from the second quarter. He hit the floaters on any defense. In particular, he drove in 8 points in the 4th quarter alone. It was a performance in contrast to Omari Spellman (203cm, F), who was not the 1st option of KGC Ginseng Corporation, scored 5 points in the second half.
and the 2nd round. Warney’s beginning was not very good. I was blocked by Spellman who came out with my heart. He didn’t even get into the paint zone easily. Warney, who even made few field goal attempts, did not give SK a lot of strength. SK was pushed to 10-15 4 minutes and 18 seconds before the end of the first quarter, and SK coach Jeon Hee-cheol requested the first timeout of the game.
However, Warney could not break through the KGC Ginseng Corporation defense. Like the first half of the first game, it was sluggish. Also, because he thought about Lens Abando’s (186cm, F) assist defense, Warney’s head was complicated. SK ended the first quarter with a score of 18-23.
Warney moved diligently. It was like that for all airlifters. However, Warney missed all of his first three field goals (all for 2 points) attempted in the second quarter. After the steal, he ran happily, but was blocked by Moon Seong-gon (195cm, F) and Oh Se-geun (200cm, C). He retired to the bench 5:04 into the second quarter. First benching since the start of the championship game.
Leon Williams (196cm, F) showed a sticky movement. However, it did not show as much power as Warney. Efficiency was the same. With Warney’s power reduced, SK finished the first half with 28-42.
Warney faced a stronger trim of KGC Ginseng Corporation in the 3rd quarter. Both the ball keeping ability and scoring ability, which were so solid, fell. Things like that piled up little by little, and Warney committed a technical foul 2 minutes and 55 seconds into the third quarter. SK was pushed to 32-51.
SK requested a second timeout in the second half 2 minutes and 55 seconds into the third quarter. SK coach Jeon Hee-chul told the players, “Let’s follow it little by little. I am the one who organizes the match,” he ordered. In particular, he made such a spell hard on Warnie.
Choi Seong-won (184cm, G) expanded Warney’s offensive space with a 3-pointer. But Warney couldn’t get the upper hand against Spellman one-on-one. He helped his teammate score with a bounce pass from the top, but failed to produce results with his main weapon, the floater and hook shot. SK continued to be inferior at 50-64.바카라사이트
SK’s performance has fallen a lot compared to KGC Ginseng Corporation, and the power of the main players, including Warney, has fallen. Nonetheless, Warney was on the court. This is because if SK’s performance deteriorates further, SK may struggle throughout the series.
But Warney couldn’t change the mood. The difference between SK and KGC Ginseng Corporation was still large. SK coach Jeon Hee-cheol called all the main axis resources 5 minutes and 52 seconds before the end of the game. Warney watched the rest of the game from the bench.
Warney’s record in the second leg of the championship game was 9 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists, with a field goal success rate of about 24% (2 points: 4/17). It was only a single digit score in 108 days since the match against LG in Changwon on January 10th (4 points), and it has been 64 days since the match against Jeonju KCC (68-73) on February 23rd that the word ‘defeat’ was encountered. In many ways, it left an unfamiliar record.