Changwon LG defeated Seoul SK 85-61 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball regular league held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium on the 10th. First win against SK in the 2022-2023 season. Also, with 17 wins and 12 losses, it maintained sole second place. 3.5 games behind No. 1 Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation (21 wins, 9 losses).
From the 2022-2023 season, LG has been with new coach Cho Sang-hyun. Coach Cho Sang-hyun, who served as the head coach of the South Korean men’s national basketball team, is putting his colors on his players. He orders a ‘motion offense’ based on organized and organic movements and a ‘quick switch to attack after defense’.
In particular, the combination of Justin Gutang (188cm, F) – Kim Junil (200cm, C) – Dante Cunningham (203cm, F) contributed to LG’s recent rise. The synergy effect of the three members showed their competitive edge. The reason why LG has risen to a higher rank than expected.
However, LG’s first option is Lee Jae-do (180cm, G) – Lee Kwan-hee (191cm, G) – Asem Marey (202cm, C). I play a different style of basketball than Gutang-Kim Jun-il-Cunningham, but I have to score inside and outside. When the match is decided, three players must show their competitiveness.
Marey, in particular, is still important. Marey is a big man who specializes in defense and rebounding. He is also a resource with solid options on set offenses. LG’s struggle to the end in the 2021-2022 season was also due to Marey’s power.
Marey’s surroundings also changed positively. Cunningham, mentioned above, is relieving Marey’s physical burden. So Marey can put a lot of effort into playing time. Although the average playing time (24 minutes 36 seconds) in the 2022-2023 season decreased by more than 6 minutes from the average playing time (30 minutes 54 seconds) in the 2021-2022 season, Marey scored 14.8 points, 12.9 rebounds (4.4 offense) and 1.6 points per game with 1.9 steals. Reasons for assisting.
However, LG has only won 1 in the last 4 games. Marey’s pressure rose again. Besides, the opponent is SK. She has the best foreign woman named Jamil Warney (199cm, C). It was also an opponent that Marey had to overcome.
Marey struggled with Warnie from the start. However, he caught the ball far from the rim. The shooting distance also naturally increased. A structure that makes it difficult for Marey’s shooting efficiency to be high.
But Marey is not a big man who focuses on scoring. Marey’s greatest strength is his rebound. Marey did his part by actively participating in rebounding in both offense and defense. He picked up 6 rebounds (3 on offense) in the 1st quarter alone. 3 minutes and 23 seconds before the end of the first quarter, he scored his first goal with a second chance following an offensive rebound, and 31 seconds before the end of the first quarter, he succeeded in a left hand layup following a breakthrough. He was the center of the team.
He played a similar role in the second quarter. Bertie blocked Warney from scoring with defense and rebounding, and tried to balance the court with a screen with or without the ball. At 2 minutes and 23 seconds into the second quarter, he scored a single fast break after a defensive rebound.
Marey was thoroughly selfless. His biggest role was ‘suppressing Warney’s ability to score’. When Warney’s scoring power fell, both Marey and LG’s momentum went up. In addition, Marey made use of the movement without the ball of domestic players with a sharp pass near the free throw line. 4 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in the 2nd quarter. Marey’s foundational work created LG’s 17-point advantage (46-29).
Even when LG had a huge advantage, Marey’s focus didn’t break. He sticks to the basics more. He pushed Warney out of the paint zone, and after boxing out, quickly rushed into SK’s camp. Although he failed to score a quick break, he induced a foul free throw with consecutive offensive rebounds. At 3 minutes and 42 seconds from the start of the 3rd quarter, SK induced the first timeout of the second half.
SK tried to break LG’s momentum, but Marey’s defensive dominance increased. He blocked Kim Seon-hyeong (187cm, G)’s breakthrough in the paint zone, and also induced a turnover with Choi Jun-yong (200cm, F)’s 2-2 with strong pressure. Block shots and defensive rebounds even in the last minute. Because Marey focused, LG was able to maintain a 20-point gap (61-41) with SK.
Marey, who did not rest even for a second until the third quarter, stepped on the court in the fourth quarter as well. After Lee Jae-do and Lee Kwan-hee scored the wedge, Marey was able to withdraw to the bench. I went to the bench for the first time 5 minutes and 33 seconds before the end of the game. he rested comfortably. He enjoyed the All-Star break with his teammates. 카지노