“If only Cho Han-jin, Choi Hyun-min, and Han Ho-bin can shoot well, then any team can win.”
Coach Kim Seung-gi of professional basketball Goyang Carrot told reporters ahead of the home game against Ulsan Hyundai Mobis in the 4th round of the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball Round of 6 playoff (PO) held at the Goyang Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 8th.
Coach Kim said, “Thanks to Didric Lawson and Lee Jung-hyun, there are still opportunities to shoot,” and “If only the other three shoot well, they win anywhere.”
Carrot, who won 87 to 80 in this game, took the 5th game 77 to 71 and rose to the PO of the semifinals with a series record of 3 wins and 2 losses.
However, the shooting sensation of the players mentioned by coach Kim did not return.
While guard Han Ho-bin recorded a 21.9% 3-point success rate (7 out of 32), the two forwards’ shots were exceptionally far from the rim.
Choi Hyun-min, who plays as a power forward, threw 24 3-pointers and missed 21 in five games, while Cho Han-jin also threw 6 and didn’t make a single hit.
Kim Kang-sun, who started as a forward with them, also had a 3-point success rate of only 26.7% (8 out of 30 success).
Jeon Seong-hyun, suffering from sudden hearing loss, started playing in the 4th game, but as the forwards lost their shooting sense, Carrot’s long-term 3-point success rate went from 33% in the regular league to 24.6% in PO.
As director Kim, it is regrettable.
This is because, according to the calculations, the forwards standing in the corners will have shot opportunities.
Lee Jung-hyun and Lawson’s two-on-two attacks were so sharp that whenever they broke through, Jae-seok Jang and Jin-soo Choi of Hyundai Mobis abandoned the attackers in the corner and went to defense deep down the goal.
As a result, Carrot threw 28 corner 3s in 5 games. Although it is more than three times that of Hyundai Mobis (No. 9), the success rate was only 17.8%.
It’s a shame, but this ‘corner 3 point’ strategy was the basis for Carrot’s perimeter firepower throughout the regular season.
He threw 3 points in about 5 corners in every game, and the success rate was 34.7%.
Since the height of the domestic big man line is weak, the concept of the team has become established as a last resort to remove the forward from under the goal and place it outside the 3-point line.
Despite the unexpected slump,스포츠토토 Carrot, along with Lee Jung-hyun and Lawson’s performance, showed ‘fighting spirit’ by winning more than 16 offensive rebounds per game, and it was difficult to overcome Hyundai Mobis.
It is also a problem that the opponent of the next round is Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation, who finished the regular league as a leader.