Veteran Ham Ji-hoon, Lawson’s explosive power that even he couldn’t stop

Ham Ji-hoon (198cm, F) could not control Didric Lawson (202cm, F).

Ulsan Hyundai Mobis lost 79-86 to Goyang Carrot in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball Round of 6 playoff second leg held at Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium on the 4th. I couldn’t save the advantage of winning the 1th game at all. With a record of 1 win and 1 loss, he left for Goyang, his enemy.

Hyundai Mobis has been reorganizing the team structure since the middle of the 2019-2020 season. Lee Dae-seong (currently Daegu Korea Gas Corporation) and Laguna (currently Jeonju KCC), who were the main players in the combined championship in the 2018-2019 season, were traded at the beginning of the 2019-2020 season, and Yang Dong-geun, the best legend of KBL, retired after the 2019-2020 season.

Hyundai Mobis focused on future resources. Kim Guk-chan (190cm, F), Seo Myung-jin (189cm, G), Lee Woo-seok (196cm, G), Shin Min-seok (199cm, F), and Kim Dong-jun (175cm, G) invested a lot of time in developing their skills.

Hyundai Mobis has undergone many changes even after the end of the 2021-2022 season. Lee Hyun-min (174cm, G), who was the oldest, retired, and Kim Hyun-min (198cm, F) and Park Jae-han (174cm, G) joined Hyundai Mobis through FA (free contract). Above all, the biggest change is the new appointment of director Cho Dong-hyun.

A lot has changed. However, there are elements that do not change. This is Ham Ji-hoon. Ham Ji-hoon, who joined Hyundai Mobis in the 2007-2008 season, has remained a one-club player for Hyundai Mobis so far. As a captain, he is showing silent leadership, and when it comes to deciding the game, he is the most forthcoming.

The same goes for the 2022-2023 season. Ham Ji-hoon recorded 7.2 points, 3.7 rebounds (1.6 offense) and 3.0 assists in 20 minutes and 41 seconds per game in the regular league. He is showing a performance that does not match (?) with a 38-year-old. In particular, he is powerful at the moment of deciding the game.

It was the same in the first game of the playoffs. He played only 20 minutes and 26 seconds, but recorded 16 points and 7 rebounds (4 on offense). Field shooting success rate (2 points: 7/7) and free throw success rate (2/2) are both 100%. He contributed to Hyundai Mobis’ complete victory (86-71) by 15 points.

Ham Ji-hoon was not included in the starting lineup. This is Hyundai Mobis’ original strategy for appointing players. It is a strategy to increase the power of Ham Ji-hoon in the 4th quarter.

However, even without Ham Ji-hoon, Hyundai Mobis was strong. Choi Jin-soo (202cm, F) and Gage Prim (205cm, C) showed height and mobility at the same time, and Hyundai Mobis took a 17-5 lead in 4 minutes and 44 seconds from the start of the game.

There was a time when Hyundai Mobis was shaken for a while. However, Choi Jin-soo and Prim worked hard on defense and rebounding. It eased the burden on Ham Ji-hoon. Hyundai Mobis finished the first quarter with a score of 24-15. I was able to put Ham Ji-hoon in a good pace.

However, Hyundai Mobis was shaken by Carrot’s 3 points. Then Ham Ji-hoon stepped out. 3-point success from the front. After that, screens and hand-off plays opened the way for the ball handler to attack.

However, Ham Ji-hoon’s influence was insignificant overall. He watched the game from the bench. And he came back to the court 2 minutes and 43 seconds before the end of the second quarter. He focused on blocking Lawson, the matchup. However, the Hyundai Mobis defensive rotation was shaken due to frequent changes, and it was difficult for Ham Ji-hoon to focus only on Lawson’s defense. Hyundai Mobis, whose defense was shaken, finished the first half with a score of 35-36. 바카라사이트

Ham Ji-hoon had to block Lawson in the third quarter as well. Although he’s a strong player, he couldn’t handle Lawson’s post-up. He needed the help of his teammates in defense. This led to Hyundai Mobis’ defensive imbalance.

Nevertheless, Ham Ji-hoon endured Lawson as much as possible. Then, Hyundai Mobis’ air defense balance came to life together. Ham Ji-hoon, who created an upward trend, also joined the fast attack. He calmly scored in the paint zone. Because Ham Ji-hoon stayed silent, Hyundai Mobis was able to lead 62-57.

Ham Ji-hoon stepped on the court again in 2 minutes and 59 seconds from the start of the 4th quarter. Block Lawson as before. And he diligently switched between offense and defense. He focused on the dirty work to boost his younger brothers’ offensive morale.

However, Ham Ji-hoon’s defense did not work. Lawson’s two-to-two development and long shooting distance allowed consecutive runs. The score given to Lawson was a score that cut the flow of Hyundai Mobis, and Hyundai Mobis, which cut the flow, could not overcome Carrot’s momentum. For reference, the score that Hyundai Mobis gave Lawson in the 4th quarter was ‘9’. The overall acceptable score was ’23’.

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