Byun Jun-hyung (185cm, G) once again failed to surpass Kim Seon-hyung (187cm, G).
Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation lost to Seoul SK 69-77 in the first leg of the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Championship held at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium on the 25th. A 72% (18/25) chance was given to SK. This is the probability of winning the winning team in the first leg of the championship match.
KGC Ginseng Corporation achieved ‘Perfect 10’ for the 2020-2021 season. They did not lose in all 3 semifinal playoff games, 3 semifinal playoff games, and 4 championship match matches. He wrote a history that was not in KBL. To that extent, KGC Ginseng Corporation was powerful.
And the 2021-2022 season has come. The strength of KGC Ginseng Corporation has not changed. 32-22, 3rd place in the regular season. She advanced to the championship match without Omari Spellman (203cm, F), who became the new first option foreign player.
Byun Jun-hyung’s role was great. After Lee Jae-do (180cm, G) left, he took on the role of point guard, but successfully completed the position change. He went through trial and error at first, but gradually showed his own style. He showed competitiveness as an offensive guard.
And 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 was named MVP of the 2022-2023 regular season.
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.
All of Byun Jun-hyung’s airlift missions were heavy. It was because he had to block Kim Seon-hyung in defense and endure the opposing guard’s pressure defense in attack. Even if Byun Jun-hyung’s performance was not revealed in his record, Byun Jun-hyung’s presence was quite large.
His burden was also quite large. He also had many turnovers that he shouldn’t have. However, Byun Jun-hyung is also a player who has played many big games. He soon regained his composure. The beginning of KGC Ginseng Corporation was not bad either. He finished the first quarter at 18-18.
In the second quarter, Byun Jun-hyung was also pressured by Seong-won Choi (184cm, G). But he was relaxed. He made more use of his own opposite side. He was allowed to do that. Because Oh Se-geun (200cm, C) and Spellman can release the attack.
However, it wasn’t that Byun Jun-hyung’s offensive capabilities were not revealed at all. When the team needed it, Byun Jun-hyung scored. After Seongwon Choi’s foul, he made a backboard jumper from the left elbow. Even after that, he led the second foul of Oh Jae-hyeon (185cm, G) with a breakthrough move. He had 3 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound and 1 steal going into the first half.
Byun Jun-hyeong moved more actively in the third quarter. However, his team’s overall perimeter attack success rate fell. He missed all four of his 3s in the first four minutes of the third quarter. KGC Ginseng Corporation, whose outer attack was not resolved, was pushed to 45-54 in 4 minutes and 40 seconds from the start of the 3rd quarter.
At that time, Byun Jun-hyung made a lucky shot. When the attack time was reduced to zero, Byun Jun-hyung shot from a shaken balance. Byun Jun-hyung’s shot hit the rim. KGC Ginseng Corporation’s first 3 points in the 3rd quarter. The fast-paced development helped Spellman score under the goal, and the breakthrough created the basis for the second chance point. However, the inferiority of KGC Ginseng Corporation was quite large. The third quarter ended 54-61.
What KGC Ginseng Corporation wanted was a reversal. That was what Byun Jun-hyung thought. He waited for a pass from his teammates in the left corner. Byun Jun-hyung, who received a pass from Moon Seong-gon (195cm, F), scored 3 points. Spellman does a basket count on his next attack. KGC Ginseng Corporation threatened SK with 62-64 in 3 minutes from the start of the 4th quarter.
However, KGC Ginseng Corporation could not stop Jamil Warney (199cm, C). Spellman countered with a 3, but Spellman’s long-range shot missed the rim. KGC Ginseng Corporation was pushed to 64-75 2 minutes and 55 seconds before the end of the game.
Byun Jun-hyung needed support fire. Song Chang-yong (191cm, F) missed a pass with a layup. Kgc Ginseng Corporation formed a pursuit atmosphere with 68-75. It also induced SK’s second timeout in the second half. 안전놀이터
But I couldn’t get over the last hurdle. In particular, he was hit with a decisive floater by Kim Seon-hyeong (187cm, G) 1 minute and 1 second before the end of the game. Byun Jun-hyung had to watch Kim Seon-hyung’s fatal blow. Because it led to the team’s defeat, Byun Jun-hyung’s expression was not good. He recorded 11 points, 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 rebounds, but with a field goal success rate of about 31% (2 points: 2/6, 3 points: 2/7), he was not free from the responsibility of losing.