‘Yokichi from Turkey?’ Praise from the superstars pouring down on Sengun

 NBA stars are pouring praise for Houston’s main center Alpharen Sen.

The Houston Rockets lost 96-104 in a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on the 9th (Korean time). Kevin Porter Jr. scored 25 points and 6 rebounds, and Sengun scored 18 points and 8 rebounds, but it was not enough.

There was a player who caught the eye of Minnesota’s Anthony Edwards, who led the team to victory with 21 points and 4 rebounds that day. It was Houston’s center Sengun. In a post-game interview, Edwards said, “It’s my personal opinion, but I think Houston should build a team around Sen. Jaylen Green and Porter Jr. are also franchise players, but Sen is special.”

Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets, who won back-to-back MVP, also praised Sengun. Yokichi praised Sengun, saying “Sengun is such a talented player. He may sound odd, but I think Houston should develop their offense through Sengun. Sengun is good at passing and can post up.” This is recognized by Jokic, who is regarded as the best center and best player in the league.

He didn’t stop there. Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, who also won an MVP award, also joined the praises of Sengoon. Antetokounmpo praised Sen-goon, saying, “Sen-goon is a good player. Sen-goon is not fast, but he is effective. Sen-gun is a player who knows how to save his teammates. He is also a great rebounder. His potential is limitless.” 메이저놀이터

Minnesota’s Rudy Gobert, who won the ‘Defender of the Year’ award, also praised Sengun. “Sengun is getting better and better. I think his playing style is very unique. He is much better this season compared to last season,” Gobert praised.

Jokic, Antetokounmpo and Gobert are all European players. Sengun is also from Turkey. He is a strong soldier who is much loved by his seniors in Europe.

Sengoon, who was selected with the 16th overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft, was immediately expected to feel powerful as he was already a player with professional experience in Turkey. Sengun adapted to the NBA by averaging 9.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in the 2021-2022 season. And his skills grew rapidly with averages of 14.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists in the 2022-2023 season.

Sengun is a player who has strengths in 1:1 attacks through post-up, and has BQ and passing skills unique to European players. On the other hand, it is evaluated that his three-point shot is disappointing (20% this season, 24.8% last season) and his defense is weak. Block shots also average less than 1. So far, Sengun is a center that specializes in offense. He needs to improve his defense to become a better player.

The scary thing is that Sen-kun is only born in 2002. Sen’s potential is limitless. Will Sen-kun be able to follow in the footsteps of the superstar European seniors?

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