KCC and KT will face off for the third time this season.
Jeonju KCC and Suwon KT will meet in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball regular season game held at Jeonju Indoor Gymnasium on the 20th.
KCC recruited Heo Ung (185cm, G) and Lee Seung-hyeon (197cm, F) this offseason, but suffered from minor injuries. Then they rebounded with 4 wins and 2 losses in the last 6 games. There is only one game difference between KCC, which has successfully rebounded, and 6th place.
Such KCC calls KT home. They won both matches against KT this season. If they win this game, KCC can move up to 6th place.
KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin, whom we met before the game, said, “It is important for us to keep the atmosphere in order. The atmosphere itself is more important,” he said. “When the Sixth Men enter, there is a lot of difference. I think that the main fight is not pushed by any team, but there are many shortcomings on the bench.”
Continued “I hope you don’t ask for too much and just endure. Rather than scoring, you have to keep the defense and not take away the rebound to be able to use it longer, but our players are not able to do that. It would be better if (Kim) Ji-wan survived, so today I will appoint Ji-wan as number 2. (Kim) If Sang-gyu does as he did last year, he can be used more widely, but he hardly practiced this off-season.”
And “KT and Gyeonggi have always been inferior in height. With a big team, tempo is the most important. When it’s fast, it’s fast; when it’s slow, it’s slow. That part has to work well in the game,” he said, emphasizing the tempo of the game.
Meanwhile, KT is having a rough time this season. Existing ace Heo Hoon (180cm, G) left the team due to military issues, and both foreign players were replaced. However, the vacancy of Heo Hoon was too great, and the new foreign players could not do their part. As a result, KT is in 10th place in the league with 7 wins and 14 losses.
A change occurred in such KT. All existing foreign players have been replaced. And in this game, Lester Prosper (207cm, C) makes his first appearance.
KT manager Seo Dong-cheol, whom we met before the game, said, “Finally, we changed foreign players. I wish I could change the atmosphere. Physically, I am still not perfect, so I have to put it in and take it out. He started the interview by saying, “I think it will be difficult to run for a long time.
He continued, “I don’t know about physical strength, but what I’m curious about is ability. From practice, I can’t say he’s a great player, but I think he can act like salt. It is fortunate that he knows the Asian league well. Today, I will start from the beginning,” he said about Prosper. 메이저놀이터
In KT, Lee Doo-won (204cm, C), who was selected as the second pick in the rookie draft, entered the squad. Coach Seo said, “I originally intended to join earlier, but after the D-League game, I complained of pain in my feet, so it was late. There is no guarantee that he will play unconditionally just because he is in the roster, but he is going to play today. I thought it was meaningful because Jeonju was my hometown,” he said. “There are still areas where basic skills are lacking. However, the hardware is so good that it has the potential to grow quickly. Even now, I thought he had a lot of talent,” he said about Lee Doo-won.