Byun Jun-hyung (185cm, G), who showed the best performance during the championship match, couldn’t help but smile at the team’s defeat.
Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation lost to Seoul SK 60-66 in the first leg of the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball Championship Final held at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium on the 25th. The series record is 2 wins and 3 losses. If you only lose one more, you will stay in the runner-up once again.
Both KGC Ginseng Corporation and Byun Jun-hyung underwent changes after the end of the 2021-2022 season. Kim Sang-shik was newly appointed as head coach instead of head coach Kim Seung-gi (current head coach of Goyang Carrot) who had led the team for over 7 years. Coaching staff such as head coach Choi Seung-tae and coach Jo Seong-min were also changed. Because the coaching staff has changed, the team color has changed a lot.
The change that Byun Jun-hyung felt was also great. So, at the beginning of the season, we went through trial and error. However, the time spent with his teammates helped Byun Jun-hyung, and Byun Jun-hyung himself blended into director Kim Sang-shik’s style. As a result, he won the 2022-2023 regular league MVP.
Byun Jun-hyung gave Kim Sun-hyung the MVP. However, KGC Ginseng Corporation achieved first place in the regular league six years after the 2016-2017 season. Even in the semifinal playoffs, he made a big success with 15.3 points, 4.5 assists, 2.3 rebounds (attack 1.0) and 1.0 steals for an average of 29 minutes and 28 seconds in 4 games. Leading KGC Ginseng Corporation’s entry into FINAL for three consecutive years.
Byun Jun-hyung’s role was also important in the first round of the championship match. In defense, I had to block Kim Seon-hyeong (187cm, G), and in offense, I had to coordinate and score.
However, in the first game, Byun Jun-hyung was blocked by the pressure defense of SK’s advanced resources. He left a good record with 11 points, 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 rebounds (attack 1), but the field goal success rate was only about 31% (2 points: 2/6, 3 points: 2/7). The sluggishness in Game 1 continued into Game 4. But in the 5th game, it should be different. We need to ease the burden on other players.
Director Kim Sang-sik of KGC Ginseng Corporation ordered before the game, “I want you to be active in both offense and defense.” He developed a quick attack, a 2-on-2, and even scored 3 points. 7 points, 4 assists and 1 rebound in the first quarter. He showed his worth with the most assists in the first quarter among players on both teams. KGC Ginseng Corporation also held a slight advantage with 23-22.
When SK stood up a 3-2 variant regional defense in the 2nd quarter, Byun Jun-hyung went a little more aggressive. However, when SK frequently changed their defensive tactics, Byun Jun-hyung also suffered a bit of confusion. It was difficult for him to show as much performance as the first quarter. He failed to make any records in the second quarter. KGC Ginseng Corporation was put in a bigger inferiority with 28-41.
Byun Jun-hyung came back in the 3rd quarter. When a gap in the defense was visible, he recklessly attacked the rim. When you don’t see space near the rim, pass at the high post. He helped Omari Spellman (203cm, F) with 3 points. Byun Jun-hyung led the rise with 6 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds in the 3rd quarter, and KGC Ginseng Corporation threatened SK with 51-52.
Byun Jun-hyeong scored a solo fast break early in the 4th quarter. However, the score of kgc ginseng construction including byun jun hyung did not come out. Kgc Ginseng Corporation did not win SK and the low scoring aspect, and took the 3rd defeat of the series. Even though Byun Jun-hyung played a big role with 15 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals, KGC Ginseng Corporation missed the ‘integrated championship’.먹튀검증