▲ Seoul SK Oh Se-geun is giving a high five to Kim Seon-hyung during the game against Suwon KT in the 2023-24 professional basketball regular season held at Suwon KT Arena on the 18th. Provided by KBL
As Oh Se-geun begins a full-fledged revival, professional basketball team Seoul SK is also finding its glory as a championship candidate. Oh Se-geun said, “SK has only shown 50% of its power. “After the third round, we will transform into a more frightening team,” he emphasized.
SK beat Seoul Samsung 82-75 in the 2023-24 professional basketball regular season home game held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul on the 20th and won three times in a row. Although they suffered from an empty ball that left them with only 3 points after 5 minutes in the first quarter, Twin Towers’ Jamil Warney (31 points, 16 rebounds, 7 assists) and Oh Se-geun (15 points, 8 rebounds) led the attack and completed a comeback victory.
Oh Se-geun hit a middle shot whenever the flow was blocked in a situation where Ahn Young-jun and Choi Boo-kyung, who joined the team after discharge from the military, were sitting on the bench due to foul trouble. He gradually accumulated points with a clever attack that dragged the opponent’s tall center, Kofi Coburn, to the outskirts and penetrated under the goal. All three 3-point shots missed, but the 2-point field goal success rate was respectable at 58.3% (7 out of 12 successful).
SK coach Jeon Hee-cheol said of Oh Se-geun after the game against Samsung, “His defensive position and movements were originally good. “It was a problem with shooting balance, but I believed the feeling would come back,” he said. “Both Kim Seon-hyung’s stamina and Oh Se-geun’s shooting improved. “The conditions are being met to increase the level of completion,” he said.
▲ Seoul SK Oh Se-geun is shooting through the Seoul Samsung players during the 2023-24 professional basketball regular season home game held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul on the 20th. Provided by KBL
Oh Se-geun recorded his first double-double since moving with 20 points and 11 rebounds in the game on the 18th, when Suwon KT, which was on a 5-game winning streak, was defeated 102-87. Kim Seon-hyung, who was in sync with the 2-on-2 attack at the time, also came back to life, scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Ahn Young-jun, who was playing his first game after being discharged from the military, scored 16 points, including 4 3-pointers.
Oh Se-geun said, “I experienced ups and downs at Anyang KGC (Cheongkwanjang) and SK because the movements, number of touches on the ball, and playing time were different. “I’m still in the process of adapting,” he said. “I’m also getting a feel for the shots that the coach is worried about. “He will come back completely after the third round,” he predicted.
Regarding his teammates, he said, “Ahn Young-jun can play multiple positions and is good at both offense and defense, so he is a great help to me,” adding, “Neither Kim Seon-hyung nor I are perfect, and Ahn Young-jun has only recently joined. “If Gomez Di Liano returns from injury, the team could become more scary,” he explained.
They also expressed their determination for the home game against No. 1 Wonju DB scheduled for the 24th. In the first round match on the 12th, SK was completely defeated by 30 points. Oh Se-geun, who had only 2 points at the time, said, “My physical condition is improving little by little. “As it is home, he will not play the same game as last time,” he pledged.
Reporter Seo Jin-sol