KT had to taste the regret of losing 2 times in a row.
Suwon KT lost 76-80 after a close match against 2022-23 SKT A. Pro Basketball Wonju DB at Wonju Gymnasium on the 24th. As a result of this day, KT recorded 14 wins and 19 losses with 2 consecutive losses, and had to be in 7th place, half a game ahead of DB in 8th place.
pushed from the start. In the DB’s attack, organic movement failed to block the run, and even the attack had to start the game with a lead allowed. There was not much difference after that. Although he kept his concentration alive for a while and pursued, he could not make a turnaround as he could not overcome the DB uptrend.
At the end of the 3rd quarter, KT had to allow a 14-point lead.
At the beginning of the 4th quarter, KT took a close fight based on the performance of Lesper Prosper (13 points, 12 rebounds). It was an atmosphere where you could see the reversal. However, we had to give up the game without getting over the hurdle again. It was the moment when KT, which had run up to 5 consecutive wins after joining two foreign players (Leonard Jones and Prosper), recorded 1 win and 4 losses in the last 4 games.
KT was unable to overcome the hurdle as Yang Hong-seok, one of the main options in the attack, was again sluggish with 2 points, 5 rebounds and 3 turnovers. Yang Hong-seok only scored 3 points in the previous game against Seoul SK. It became one of the reasons for the defeat.
Nevertheless, the growth of Ha Yoon-gi, who has passed the second year, is fierce. Or more. On this day, Ha Yoon-gi recorded 24 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists while running for 37 minutes and 54 seconds. It was the most goals scored by both teams. That’s how strong his presence was in scoring. It became a reason for KT to fight closely.
Ha Yoon-ki, the second overall rookie last season, played 50 games and averaged 21 minutes and 42 seconds, leaving 7.5 points and 4.7 rebounds. He was a performance that lived up to expectations. In recent years, it was difficult to find a precedent for a rookie center to record this level.
The closest player was Lee Jong-hyun (currently Goyang Carrot), who wore the Ulsan Hyundai Mobis uniform with the first overall pick in the 2016 rookie draft, with 10.5 points and 8 rebounds. Since then, there has been no major player in the big man position. Kim Kyung-won (Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation) and Lee Yun-soo (Wonju DB) existed, but they were not names that could have destructive power in the league.
Let’s go back to Ha Yoongi. This season, Ha Yoon-ki is continuing to perform one step or two higher.
Ha Yoon-gi, who was evaluated for wearing a mid-range jumper during the off-season, never scored 20+ points last season. 먹튀검증
After the opening of the season, he continued to grow by making 10+ points in 17 games, except for 4 games, and exploded a whopping 27 points against Hyundai Mobis in Ulsan on December 8, 2022, the last game of the 2nd round. message was delivered
After that, Ha Yoon-gi went on a winning streak. 5 times until this day (December 27, 2022 against Hyundai Mobis – 27 points, 30th against Samsung – 23 points, January 8 against Hyundai Mobis – 26 points, 21st against SK – 21 points, before 23rd DB – 24 points) while expanding his presence as a next-generation center.
Equipped with various shooting techniques, such as the mid-range shooting ability added to the dunk shot based on its unique explosive athletic ability and the highlight scene (turnaround layup) created once on the day, it is making the team facing KT difficult. He is showing off his skills without giving in to match-ups with his foreign players.
In 33 matches, the playing time has increased to 28 minutes and 24 seconds (21 minutes and 42 seconds last season), and the average score has doubled. He soared from a 7.5 average to a 14.1. Rebounds increased from 4.7 to 6.3, and assists increased from 0.5 to 1.4.
The score is 14th overall and 7th in Korea, and the rebound is 2nd after Lee Seung-hyun (6.8) in Korea. Overall, it ranks 11th. This is the present of Ha Yoon-gi, who is growing his presence to that extent.
For KT, who is repeating the season with regret, Ha Yoon-gi’s growth can be said to be hope and future itself. Ha Yoon-ki, who even won the All-Star Game MVP, is growing rapidly with his confidence.