Even with a short run, the class didn’t go anywhere.
Ulsan Hyundai Mobis defeated Seoul SK 79-65 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball Regular League held at Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium on the 29th. He won all five games after the All-Star break. First 5 wins of the season. With a record of 22 wins and 14 losses, it remained in 3rd place alone. It is half a game behind second place Changwon LG (22-13).
Hyundai Mobis has been reorganizing the team structure since the middle of the 2019-2020 season. Lee Dae-seong (currently Daegu Korea Gas Corporation) and Laguna (currently Jeonju KCC), who were the main players in the combined championship in the 2018-2019 season, were traded at the beginning of the 2019-2020 season, and Yang Dong-geun, the best legend of KBL, retired after the 2019-2020 season.
Hyundai Mobis focused on future resources. Kim Guk-chan (190cm, F), Seo Myung-jin (189cm, G), Lee Woo-seok (196cm, G), Shin Min-seok (199cm, F), and Kim Dong-jun (175cm, G) invested a lot of time in developing their skills.
Hyundai Mobis has undergone many changes even after the end of the 2021-2022 season. Lee Hyun-min (174cm, G), who was the oldest, retired, and Kim Hyun-min (198cm, F) and Park Jae-han (174cm, G) joined Hyundai Mobis through FA (free contract). Above all, the biggest change is the new appointment of director Cho Dong-hyun.
A lot has changed. However, there are elements that do not change. This is Ham Ji-hoon. Ham Ji-hoon, who joined Hyundai Mobis in the 2007-2008 season, has remained a one-club player for Hyundai Mobis so far. As a captain, he is showing silent leadership, and when it comes to deciding the game, he is the most forthcoming.
The same goes for the 2022-2023 season. Ham Ji-hoon is recording 8.1 points, 3.9 rebounds (1.6 offense) and 3.2 assists in 22 minutes and 24 seconds per game. He is showing a performance that does not match (?) with a 38-year-old. In particular, he is powerful at the moment of deciding the game.
Ham Ji-hoon’s dominance was also important against SK. This is because SK possesses competitive tall resources such as Heo Il-yeong (195cm, F), Choi Jun-yong (200cm, F), and Choi Bu-kyung (200cm, F). Also, for Hyundai Mobis to continue its upward trend, Ham Ji-hoon’s silence is necessary.
However, Ham Ji-hoon is not usually included in the starting lineup. This is because Hyundai Mobis places Ham Ji-hoon in the 2nd and 4th quarters. There is only one reason. This is to maximize Ham Ji-hoon’s dominance in the game.
In addition, SK played the third overtime at the Korea Gas Corporation game in Daegu the day before. Ham Ji-hoon’s matchup, Choi Jun-yong, played for over 50 minutes. Choi Bu-gyeong was sent to the court first. The Hyundai Mobis bench was also able to save Ham Ji-hoon.
However, as Hyundai Mobis lost 19-22, Hyundai Mobis manager Jo Dong-hyun put Ham Ji-hoon on the court. He assisted Lee Woo-seok’s three-point shot with an assist that utilized a hand-off play. Ham Ji-hoon’s one play boosted the strength of Hyundai Mobis.
Choi Bu-kyung’s power was blocked with his whole body, and he also controlled defensive rebounds well. And near the free throw line, he neutralized the SK defense with several fakes and a single pass. He even got a foul free throw with a momentary breakthrough.
However, Hyundai Mobis players, including Ham Ji-hoon, failed to box out. I had to defend well and give a second chance. It saved SK’s spirit. So the gap between Hyundai Mobis and SK did not widen. The first half ended 38-35.
Jang Jae-seok (202cm, C) and Gage Prim (205cm, C) returned to the court in the third quarter. They cracked down on defensive rebounds and took out the power of Choi Boo-kyung and Jamil Warney (199cm, C) in the paint zone.
However, Yatoo of Hyundai Mobis did not enter too much. Despite the good defense, they were trailing 40-41. Hyundai Mobis needed a more probable attack. This was the reason why Ham Ji-hoon was reintroduced 4 minutes and 42 seconds before the end of the third quarter.
Ham Ji-hoon fought for a place with Kim Hyung-bin (200cm, F) 1 minute and 50 seconds before the end of the third quarter. Knowing that it was a team foul from SK, I competed more boldly. Such a motion resulted in a foul, and Ham Ji-hoon, who stood at the free throw line, succeeded in both shots. Since it was a free throw that turned the game around, Ham Ji-hoon’s physical fight had a great meaning.
Hyundai Mobis also took the lead 51-49. The performance was not good, but there was some room. The reason why Ham Ji-hoon started the 4th quarter from the bench.
However, Jang Jae-seok could not cope with the breakthrough of Kim Seon-hyung (187cm, G) and the finish of Choi Bu-kyung. Experienced Ham Ji-hoon came forward. A momentary breakthrough led to a foul free throw, and a kick-out pass helped Prim’s corner jumper. 4 points in a row in two moves. Thanks to this, Hyundai Mobis ran away 66-59 4 minutes and 5 seconds before the end of the game. 바카라
And Avarientos exploded. After joining the fast break, he made a double-digit lead (69-59) with a 3-point shot from the right 45 degrees. Hyundai Mobis, which ran away with a double-digit score, ran. He made good use of SK’s lack of stamina. hard win.
The one that deserves the most attention is Avarientos. This is because they scored 12 points in the fourth quarter alone. But when it comes to practicality, it is Ham Ji-hoon. This is because he made 6 assists, the most among players on both teams, despite playing only 18 minutes and 49 seconds.