Oh Se-geun of Seoul SK. (provided by KBL)
Seoul SK, who played their first home game in a month, defeated Seoul Samsung and won three games in a row, moving up to a tie for third place. An income as valuable as victory is the resurrection of Oh Se-geun (36).
Oh Se-geun played 25 minutes and 41 seconds in the 2023-24 Jeong Kwan-Jang Professional Basketball home game against Samsung held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul on the 20th and made a great performance with 15 points and 8 rebounds.
In the first quarter of this day, SK fell behind by 12 points as its defense was breached by Samsung’s strong attack, but it counterattacked with Oh Se-geun and Jamil Warney (31 points, 16 rebounds, 7 assists) at the center and achieved a thrilling comeback victory.
Oh Se-geun, who left Anyang Cheonggwanjang and transferred to SK at the end of last season, has only scored in single digits in 9 consecutive games since the season opened. It was an unfamiliar appearance considering that since his professional debut in the 2011-12 season, he has scored double-digit scores in every season except for the 2013-14 season (average 9.5 points).
However, Oh Se-geun rebounded by scoring double-digit scores for two consecutive games following the Suwon KT game on the 18th (20 points).
SK coach Jeon Hee-cheol said, “Oh Se-geun was blameless in everything, including court balance, defensive position, and vision for reading the game, but the shooting balance was the only problem. He expressed satisfaction, saying, “As he is a good shooting player, I believed that his shooting sense would definitely return.”
After the game, Oh Se-geun said, “Personally, I went through ups and downs, but my condition has been improving since the last KT game. He expressed confidence, saying, “Now I can continue to show good performances.”
Regarding the decline in shooting accuracy at the beginning of the season, it was said to be an adaptation issue. Oh Se-geun said, “There is bound to be a difference in play between my previous team (Cheong Kwan-jang) and SK. “I have to continue to adapt to the new team,” he said. “I am practicing a lot even under a tight schedule. I am currently developing a sense of shooting. “My shooting feel and physical condition will improve from the second half of the third round,” he said.
On this day, the match against Samsung was the second home game since Se-Jun Oh’s transfer. It has been 29 days since the SK team played at home against KT on October 22nd.
Coach Jeon said, “It was really nice to play at home for the first time in a while. “The cheers and applause from the home fans when we turned the tables were thrilling,” he said.
Oh Se-geun also said, “I felt really comfortable after playing 8 consecutive away games and then playing at home. “We were able to have a good game thanks to the energy from the fans,” he said, thanking the 4,108 spectators who were there that day.
SK narrowed the gap with leader Wonju DB (12 wins, 1 loss) to 4 games. The gap can be reduced if we win the match against DB on the 24th.
Oh Se-geun said, “The tight schedule was largely due to the first match of the season (76-106 loss). He was also pushed too far in the height fight. “This time, we will show a different appearance (compared to the last game) as our physical condition is gradually improving at home,” he said.
(Seoul = News 1)