Coach Jeon Hee-cheol cited the two-man game blockade as the factor for the victory.
Seoul SK won 78-70 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball Jeonju KCC match held at Gunsan Wolmyeong Gymnasium on the 6th. KCC was dragged into the first half, but in the second half, Kim Seon-hyung, Heo Il-young, Choi Jun-yong, Choi Bu-kyung, and Jamil Warney won a thrilling come-from-behind victory with a big lineup.
SK coach Jeon Hee-chul said, “I thought it would be tough because we’ve been comfortable playing basketball lately. The players also learned while running. To see the condition of the players today (6th), many players were appointed, including Choi Won-hyuk, Oh Jae-hyun, and Yang Woo-seop. I couldn’t do a lot of big lineup training and only got points, but maybe because they’re veterans, they took good care of me. In the second half, the main part was the part that blocked the opponent’s 2v2 play through the big lineup.”
He continued, “The players made good free throws overall, but missed a lot of easy shots. Still, I want to praise you for focusing well. Warney’s scoring ability dropped a little, but the domestic players filled it up well. (Kim) Seon-hyeong and 토토 (Choi) Jun-yong had a lot of playing time, but I thought I had to catch them. It didn’t look like it was physically difficult because I was comfortable with the previous two games.”
On this day, SK was somewhat sluggish with Warney only scoring 14 points. The field goal success rate was also not good at 35% (6/17). However, the domestic players created organic plays and released the offense. In particular, Kim Seon-hyeong was responsible for 11 assists alone.
“Domestic players don’t do one-on-one attacks well. I hate tough shots. So, as I keep turning the pass to create an open chance, of course, the assists have no choice but to go up. Warney’s condition was not very good today. Still, domestic players filled it up well. I tried a lot of passes, so naturally I got a lot of assists.” These are the words of director Jeon Hee-cheol.
Although Warney’s scoring ability declined, he still played a role as a solver in the game. In the last minute of the game, when SK was chased by 4 points, KCC beat KCC by scoring a decisive goal.
Regarding this, coach Jeon Hee-chul said, “The opponent had a lot of double teams. Since there is a lot of preparation for the 2-on-2 play between Hyeong-seon and Warney, this time, (Choi) Jun-yong and Warney’s 2-on-2 play positions were reversed. He laughed, saying, “I didn’t let him do what he was accustomed to, but fortunately he put it in well.”