Oh Jae-hyun led the team’s winning streak with three 3-pointers.
The Seoul SK Knights won 92-73 in the 5th round of the regular league against the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball Wonju DB Promy held at the Wonju Gymnasium on the 18th.
Acting coach Kim Joo-seong first mentioned Jameel Warney and Kim Sun-hyeong before the match against SK. This is because the two players are often the start and finish of SK’s attack in the absence of Choi Jun-yong.
In this way, DB succeeded in effectively blocking Kim Seon-hyung and Warney’s movements until the first half. However, the gap widened gradually. It was thanks to Choi Seong-won and Oh Jae-hyun who played a big role in the 3-guard system put forward by coach Jeon Hee-cheol.
Oh Jae-hyun played for 23 minutes and 54 seconds that day, recording 15 points, 3 assists and 2 steals. In the game against KT on the 14th, he scored 22 points including 4 3-pointers, showing off his good condition every day.
Until his debut season with Hanyang University, Oh Jae-hyun was a player who had a weakness for shooting. His strength in defense was not lacking compared to any other player, but the time he stayed on the court was limited due to his weakness in shooting. After that, he is currently giving SK a lot of strength with his 3-point shot success rate, which rises every season after a lot of hard work.
After the game, Oh Jae-hyun smiled shyly, saying, “Recently, the three-point shot seems to be okay.”
The opposing team is well aware of Oh Jae-Hyun’s weak spot when compared to other players. For this reason, he often shows sagging defense that boldly abandons Oh Jae-hyun.
In response, Oh Jae-hyun said, “If you think about this part differently than pride, Warney is a player who can never be stopped by the opposing team one-on-one. If I put one or two from the outside, Warney and Seong-hyeong (hyung) can play comfortably. So I practiced a lot of shots from under the goal,” he said.
In addition, Oh Jae-hyun said, “It’s much more fun because the offense works well. No matter how good your defense is, if you can’t shoot, you can’t play. You have to be able to attack to increase your playing time. If you only defend, you’re a nuisance to your teammates. I’m practicing every season. I am proud that that part is coming out as a result.” 스포츠토토
Recently, SK Choi Jun-yong has been sidelined due to a sole injury. Even in the first round of the season, SK played without Choi Jun-yong, but compared to now, their performance has improved a lot.
Oh Jae-hyun said, “At the time, I couldn’t adapt. Warney and Hyung-seon looked at my brother unconditionally. But the coach gave me confidence that you can do it too. With that perception, I started out with enthusiasm, and the driving force that I could win the attack started from the second half. came about,” he said.
SK will face off against Anyang KGC on the 19th, the next day. Jae-hyeon Oh, a defensive specialist, is likely to have a match-up with Byun Jun-hyung, who has recently been mentioned as an MVP candidate.
In response, Oh Jae-hyun said, “I don’t feel burdened. It hurts my pride when a player with no momentum explodes in front of me, but I’m an MVP candidate, so I’m confident to stop it. “The interview ended.