Director Cho Dong-hyun’s affectionate bitterness towards ‘Super Filipino’, the leader in the Rookie of the Year race

“I don’t intend to touch anything I throw with confidence… .”

Before the opening of each season, Ulsan Hyundai Mobis is underestimated to the middle and lower ranks. However, every time you open the lid, their position is at least in the upper middle. They said that a big crisis would come this season after coach Yoo “Mansu” Jae-hak left, but they are maintaining the Top 3 until the 4th round. At the center is ‘Super Filipino’ RJ Avarientos.

Avarientos is the captain who leads the KBL rush of Filipino players. Aside from Lee Seon Albano, no rookie-eligible player has had a better record than him. He is the only player to average double-digit points and more than four assists. He was also the ace who took the lead in Hyundai Mobis storming the top ranks at the beginning of the season.

However, as the season progresses, the power of Avarientos is less than in the beginning. Was the impact too strong? Losing the average, the gap between good times and bad times is getting wider. In particular, the success rate of Yatoo differs sharply from game to game.

The most worrisome part is that the record is drawing a downward curve as round after round. After the first round (6G_ average 15.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.8 steals, field goal success rate of 46.7%) that recorded the highest score, the record gradually decreased in both rounds 2 and 3, and in the fourth round, the average of 10.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.9 steals, and field goal success rate fell to 31.7%. did. In particular, the 3-point shot success rate has stayed in the 20% range since the 3rd round.

Avarientos plays typical Filipino style basketball. Philippine basketball pursues basketball that throws and scores a lot rather than elaborate. Even if given a small chance, he boldly tries to shoot. Hyundai Mobis manager Jo Dong-hyun also said, “I don’t touch what I throw,” because he knows this well.

However, what coach Cho wants from Avarientos is to take the shooting selection a little more stably. He said, “I think I haven’t grasped the opponent’s defense yet.” For example, when our height is stronger than the opponent, we want them to make choices that save that part.” 메이저사이트

If Hyundai Mobis is a style that tries a lot of extreme 3-point shots like Goyang Carrot, it is not necessary to worry. However, Hyundai Mobis has Ham Ji-hoon, Jang Jae-seok, and Gage Prim, boasting the highest level of KBL. If you have a good sword and don’t use it, it’s a loss. What coach Cho wants from Avarientos is to save his teammates when his own shooting condition is not good. It is very difficult, but the expectations are high.

It is the first professional life he faces after graduating from college. Nevertheless, there seems to be no one to stop Avarientos from becoming the rookie of the year, except for Lens Abando (KGC) in the Philippine Quarter, let alone a new player in Korea. Even though he is currently struggling, he is still the best rookie. Considering that he is a rookie, the current slump is not actually sluggish.

If Avarientos understands Cho’s intentions, he can deliver a better performance than in the first round. At this point where Seo Myung-jin and Lee Woo-seok are gradually recovering, if even Avarientos regains its normal condition, Hyundai Mobis will become a flawless team.

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