Kang Sang-jae (200cm, F) fought hard until the end.
Wonju DB lost 72-87 to Goyang Carrot in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball regular league held at Goyang Gymnasium on the 19th. It is the first consecutive loss since acting manager Kim Joo-seong. With a record of 13 wins and 18 losses, it was a 3-game gap with Jeonju KCC (16 wins, 15 losses), which was in 6th place alone.
DB is traditionally a team that takes ‘height’ as its strength. Especially in the 2011-2012 season. Kim Joo-seong (current Wonju DB acting manager), Yun Ho-young (196cm, F), and Rod Benson (206cm, C) showed the splendor of ‘height’ and ‘defense’. It marked the beginning of Wonjusanseong Fortress.
However, Kim Joo-seong retired from active duty after the 2017-2018 season, and DB needed new tall resources. The reason for recruiting Kim Jong-gyu (206cm, C), who was released as a free agent (FA) after the 2019-2020 season. Yun Ho-young, Kim Jong-gyu, and Chinanu Onuaku (206cm, C) have built another fortress.
The trade was carried out after the end of the 2020-2021 season. I brought Park Chan-hee (190cm, G) and Kang Sang-jae from Korea Gas Corporation. The key was Kang Sang-jae. Kang Sang-jae is a stretch big man with a high shooting distance. He was a resource that could create synergy with Kim Jong-gyu.
However, the movements of Kang Sang-jae and Kim Jong-gyu overlapped. Because the time for the two players to match was short. (Kang Sang-jae joined in the middle of the 2021-2022 season after being discharged from the military) DB eventually failed to solve the problem throughout the 2021-2022 season. The result was a playoff elimination.
Kang Sang-jae and Kim Jong-gyu failed to create a synergistic effect even in the 2022-2023 season. It didn’t take long for the two players to come out together. Their dominance was not great either. The reason why DB fell into the lower ranks.
In addition, Kim Jong-gyu has not been on the court since the match against Changwon LG on the 17th. Because he was confirmed with COVID-19. Kang Sang-jae should be on the court longer than before. Even though there is Yoon Seong-won (198cm, F), Kang Sang-jae’s responsibility and burden have become much greater.
Kang Sang-jae, who was included in the starting lineup, blocked Didric Lawson (202cm, F). I focused on blocking Lawson’s various attack options. In his offense, he tried to create a synergy effect with his teammates through screens without the ball, hand-off play, and participation in fast attacks.
However, DB could not attack Carrot’s fast defensive rotation. It was pushed to 8-13 4 minutes and 56 seconds before the end of the first quarter. Kim Joo-seong, acting DB manager, immediately requested a time-out. Kang Sang-jae led the DB’s rise with a 3-point shot after a timeout, a quick break, and scoring under the goal. DB, on the rise, finished the first quarter with a score of 23-19. 바카라사이트
However, DB was pushed to 0-7 for 1 minute and 42 seconds after the start of the second quarter. Kim Joo-seong, acting DB manager, put in Kang Sang-jae, who was resting. Kang Sang-jae blocked Jeon Seong-hyeon (188cm, F)’s breakthrough with an assist defense, and helped Choi Seung-wook (195cm, F) score with a quick attack after a defensive rebound. Carrot’s rise was controlled to some extent.
When Carrot tried to run away, Kang Sang-jae became obsessed (?) with Carrot. 4 points in a row with a mid-range jumper following a fast break and breakthrough. DB made another upward trend. DB, who had been pushed to 27-33, finished the first half with 36-38.
Kang Sang-jae regained his strength in the early and mid-third quarter. He scored in a variety of ways, including participating in offensive rebounds and breaking through, laying up by fast break and inducing additional free throws. DB also overturned the game 49-43 in 4 minutes and 52 seconds from the start of the 3rd quarter.
There were times when I lost my strength. There were also unreasonable attacks. However, he was more concerned with the collaboration with his teammates. It was the same with the fast-breaking goal he scored 49.8 seconds before the end of the third quarter. 7 points in the 3rd quarter. Both teams scored the most points in the third quarter.
Kang Sang-jae showed the scoring ability he showed in the 3rd quarter also in the 4th quarter. Successful 3-point shot from the front. DB threatened Carrot with 63-65. The remaining time was 6 minutes and 39 seconds.
However, Kang Sang-jae’s power has decreased compared to before. He couldn’t use it when he needed to use his strength. DB did too. collapsed at the end Kang Sang-jae led the team’s attack with 21 points, 7 rebounds (attack 1) and 4 assists in 34 minutes and 38 seconds, but neither DB nor Kang Sang-jae won. Acting DB coach Kim Joo-seong also fell into his first losing streak after taking the helm.