Ha Yoon-gi (203cm, C)’s skill increased by 5G speed.
Suwon KT won 86-73 against Jeonju KCC in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball regular league held at Suwon KT Sonicboom Arena on the 12th.
With the victory, KT moved up one notch to 6th place, surpassing KCC with 18 wins and 23 losses. He also enjoyed the joy of winning all clubs this season.
Prior to the match, KT was weak enough to lose all 4 matches against KCC. Ha Yoon-ki and Jarrod Jones had good heights, but KCC’s Heo Woong and others struggled and gave up the game easily.
In this match as well, KT needed a quick attack development and coordination of heights through pressure from the front line. From the first quarter, both teams played close matches with repeated lead changes. KT attacked the post held by Ha Yoon-ki and Yang Hong-seok (195cm, F), Ra Gun-ah (199cm, C) and Lee Jong-hyun (203cm, C) with various movements.
KCC took a slight lead with 41-40 until the 2nd quarter, but KT took the lead in the 3rd quarter.
Jeong Seong-woo (178cm, G) was able to widen the score to 69-54 with Ha Yoon-ki and Yang Hong-seok supporting him in the post.
KT continued the flow of the 3rd quarter into the 4th quarter and was able to win by 13 points after pushing KCC with a wave of offensive attacks from inside and outside.
To find the factor of victory in today’s game, Ha Yoon-ki, who showed presence in the post along with Yang Hong-seok, played a big role. Ha Yoon-gi built a twin tower with Jarrod Jones (201cm, F) or Lester Prosper (201cm, C). Ha Yoon-gi was unable to prevent a run due to a defensive miss due to La Gun-ah’s powerful play, but it was impressive that he created an attacking opportunity through a 2-on-2 play with Yang Hong-seok. 메이저놀이터
The true value of Ha Yoon-ki was revealed in the third quarter. With 6 minutes and 21 seconds left in the 3rd quarter, he exchanged passes with Yang Hong-seok, and the scene where he made a dunk through a post-up thrilled fans.
Also, with 1:06 left in the third quarter, he blocked KCC’s attack and succeeded in a layup shot himself in a fast-attack situation, passing the atmosphere to KT.
Even in the 4th quarter, Ha Yoon-gi’s offense did not stop. Ha Yoon-gi, who was replaced by Lee Doo-won at 7 minutes and 25 seconds in the 4th quarter, had a clear advantage in the matchup with Lee Jong-hyun, such as a successful hook shot.
With Ha Yoon-gi on the court, KT was able to take the upper hand in the rebound fight. On this day, KT’s team rebound was 38, 2 more than KT. In particular, he was able to catch 25 defensive rebounds and connect them with fast attacks.
Ha Yoon-ki, who played a big role in offense and defense, scored 20 points and 5 rebounds, raising nearly half of the team’s points along with Yang Hong-seok.
Ha Yoon-ki’s performance has been steadily continuing since the KBL All-Star Game held last month. He showed the rise of the MVP of the All-Star Game as it was in the 4th and 5th rounds. On this day, he satisfied coach Seo Dong-cheol by scoring double-digit points in 10 consecutive games until the game.
In an interview after the game, coach Seo said, “I don’t think (Ha Yoon-ki’s play) was passive. Feeling grateful is a personal greed, but Yoongi rarely shows greed. He makes most of his goals by combining with other players. He has never felt greedy for individual skills. I don’t think the value of yoongi is getting higher. He praised Ha Yoon-gi’s play, saying, “I think he played as a team.
KT, which is aiming to advance to the playoffs, is laughing at Ha Yoon-gi’s confidence and rapid growth.