It was Ronjay Avarientos (181cm, G) who had neither hope nor worry.
Ulsan Hyundai Mobis defeated Changwon LG 82-75 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball regular league held at Ulsan Dongcheon Gymnasium on the 24th. Achieved 3 consecutive wins for the 3rd time of the season. 3 out of 10 clubs to achieve 20 wins. The ranking is 3rd alone (20-14). LG (20-13), which is in second place, is half a game behind.
A total of six KBL clubs, including Daegu Korea Gas Corporation, recruited Filipino players in the summer of 2022. Filipino players replaced the strength that was difficult to fill with domestic and foreign players. Even during the 2022-2023 season, some clubs are recruiting Filipino players. Now, the only club without a Filipino player is Goyang Carrot
. The player Hyundai Mobis recruited was Avarientos. Avarientos also made a debut in June 2022 in an evaluation match with the Korean men’s national basketball team. He captured the heart of Hyundai Mobis manager Jo Dong-hyun with his quick ball delivery, aggressive play, and explosive shooting.
Even after Avarientos joined, Hyundai Mobis manager Cho Dong-hyun did not hold back his praise. Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun said, “(Seo) Myung-jin and (Kim) Dong-jun took the lead, but RJ can fill the two players’ insecurities. He highly praised Avarientos’ potential, saying, “He can give strength to the team color and perimeter scoring with his quick attack transition, passing sense, and shooting.”
Avarientos also showed his value in the regular league. Avarientos’ weight in the team has grown. Also, as the game went on, Avarientos’ confidence grew. All the command towers facing Avarientos felt uncomfortable with Avarientos, saying, “It is difficult to stop Avarientos one-on-one.”
However, the downside of Avarientos was also clear. Gambling shooting selection, long holding time, and weak defense. In particular, because of unnecessary shooting in the match, there were many times when the game was missed.
And I met LG. LG is also a team with Filipino players. In addition, Hyundai Mobis coach Jo Dong-hyun recently said, “Gutang plays basketball simply. Pass vision is also good. It is what I wanted from Avarientos,” he praised Gutang. If Avarientos knew this, he could be aroused.
Avarientos was not included in the starting lineup. Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun said before the game, “He seemed to be physically fit because he had many options for a long time. And you have to use Avarientos a lot when it comes to competition,” he said.
Avarientos’ time in the first quarter was short, but Hyundai Mobis finished the first quarter with a score of 25-22. This is because Gage Prim (205cm, C) and Ham Ji-hoon (198cm, F) attack under the basket, Seo Myung-jin (189cm, G)’s outer gun, and Lee Woo-seok (196cm, G)’s brisk movement harmonized.
Avarientos, who played 49 seconds in the first quarter, paid attention to the color of Hyundai Mobis. After quickly taking over Prim’s rebound, he quickly passed it to Shin Min-seok (199cm, F), who ran 45 degrees to the left. A concise pass in the fast break helped Shin Min-seok score 3 points. It was a score that made LG’s first timeout.
However, Avarientos’ shot did not go in. Avarientos’ possession time also got longer. Efficiency due to Avarientos gradually stopped coming out. The Hyundai Mobis bench called Avarientos to the bench 4 minutes and 12 seconds before the end of the second quarter.
Leading domestic resources such as Seo Myung-jin and Kim Tae-wan (184cm, G) shared the vacant seat of Avarientos. In particular, Seo Myung-jin raised the team atmosphere with a bold fast attack, inducing a foul free throw in a 3-point shot opportunity, and an alley-oop pass following a breakthrough. Hyundai Mobis, who raised the atmosphere, finished the first half with 49-40.
Hyundai Mobis was able to save more on Avarientos. Even at the beginning of the third quarter, Avarientos was not put in. Domestic back court teams such as Seo Myung-jin, Kim Yeong-hyeon (186cm, G), and Lee Woo-seok performed well in the defense of the deformed area, and showed the color of Hyundai Mobis with fast ball delivery and passing. 온라인카지노
However, Hyundai Mobis rapidly sank in LG’s fierce pursuit. Avarientos was rushed in. He blocked LG’s uptrend with a pass that suited the ball flow and a breakthrough that matched the situation. He also induced an unsportsmanlike foul from Asem Marey (202cm, C) with his witty cooperative defense.
It was clear that Avarientos changed the atmosphere in the third quarter. However, he made a stalling play early in the fourth quarter. He aimed for a flashy pass and highlight film, but he almost cut the flow with a pass that no one could catch. Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun immediately removed Avarientos from the court.
But LG tightened the reins again. Hyundai Mobis did not escape easily. 5 minutes and 12 seconds before the end of the game, Avarientos was put back into the court. I wanted Avarientos’ quick judgment and resolution ability.
However, Avarientos did not live up to expectations. The speed of the first pass was slower than before, and the speed of judgment in the set offense was also the same. At the same time, the active movement of Hyundai Mobis did not survive. The reason why Hyundai Mobis struggled in the second half of the 4th quarter.
It is said that Hyundai Mobis beat LG, but Avarientos’ performance was a factor that gave Hyundai Mobis bench trouble. Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun also said after the game, “When I was ahead by 10 to 12 points, I had to tire the opponent. But we played more exhaustingly. Avarientos’ unnecessary pass or shooting was like that.”