“I’m not a player to leave like that.”
Oh Jae-hyun played a big role in the first game.
Seoul SK Knights won 89-73 against Jeonju KCC Egis in the first leg of the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball Playoff held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium on the 3rd.
SK Oh Jae-hyun, despite being a second-round nominee, stood out from his debut season and won the Rookie of the Year title. His high activity, fast speed, and active defense stood out. He was even selected as the 5th defensive girl this season. He is one of the key players in the front line of SK.
Shooting continued to be a weakness for Oh Jae-hyun. Teams with a sagging defense that intentionally did not block Oh Jae-hyeon’s 3-point shot attempts also appeared. It is quite a headache to even think about Oh Jae-hyun’s 3-point shot against SK, which has many excellent offensive options such as Kim Seon-hyung and Jamil Warney.
Therefore, if Jae-hyun Oh makes good use of the relatively easy 3-point shot chance, SK will be able to solve the game much easier. Even in the regular league, SK’s win rate increased on the day Jae-Hyun Oh broke out. In this season’s regular league, SK won every day Jae-Hyun Oh made three or more 3-pointers.
Director Jeon Heechul knew this.
In a pre-interview before the first game, coach Jeon said, “If Jae-hyeon Oh hits 3 3-point shots, he wins. If Jae-hyeon hits the first pitch, the day goes really well. If he hits the 3-point shot for the first time, the opponent will have to be nervous and block it.” Du prophesied, “But I think Jaehyun will do well today.”
Director Jeon’s words became reality. Jae-hyun Oh punished the opponent’s sagging defense by making his first three-point shot in the first game, and showed off a better shooting feel than usual, posting 17 points (3/5 on three-point shots).
It’s not just the 3-point shot. Players who are subject to sagging defense are likely to shrink if they fail to shoot. However, Jae-Hyun Oh made his first 3-point shot cleanly and rather gained confidence. Even with the defense in front, he made bold breakthroughs and succeeded in one-and-one play one after another, raising the atmosphere.
As Oh Jae-hyun flew up, his brothers also cheered up. Based on the upgraded energy level, SK’s fast attack, which is an advantage, came out much better. It was not enough for KCC to turn back the flow that went over from the first quarter.
After the game, coach Jeon Hee-cheol said, “My senses were amazing. It was the wind that (Oh) Jae-hyeon wanted to make three 3-pointers. The success rate isn’t bad at all. He’s not a player who will throw away that much. Even in my memory, if you put in more than three, It is a success. It was the wish that three or more bursts would win, but it came true,” he praised Oh Jae-hyun.
Kim Seon-hyeong also gave credit, saying, “I didn’t expect it at all. In the playoffs, crazy players always have to come out, but today Jaehyun went crazy and made the game easier.”
He also carried out 100% of the duties that coach Jeon Hee-chul gave about defense before the game. One of SK’s hot topics ahead of this day’s game was the blockade of opposing guard Kim Ji-wan. Coach Jeon Hee-cheol did not let down his guard, saying that Kim Ji-wan was particularly strong against SK. Manager Jeon Chang-jin said, “Kim Ji-wan’s preparation for the playoffs was good. He is looking forward to his condition.” 온라인카지노
Oh Jae-hyun, who was the exclusive defense of Kim Ji-wan, succeeded in blocking him by thoroughly pressing him. Kim Ji-wan, who was blocked by Oh Jae-hyeon’s tenacious defense, failed to demonstrate his power by only scoring 3 points in the field hunting. Regarding this, coach Jeon Hee-cheol highly praised him, saying, “Oh Jae-hyun pressed Kim Ji-wan well from the beginning and blocked his ball flow.”
With Choi Jun-yong out of the lineup, SK is highly likely to use a small lineup that uses a lot of guards for a long time in the second game as well. Oh Jae-hyun’s playing time is also expected to be considerable.
KCC, which was completely defeated in the first game, has no choice but to worry about how to deal with Oh Jae-hyun’s outside shot. What will Oh Jae-hyun, who showed off a good start to the playoffs, show in the second game?