There were several people who filled the vacancy of Lee Woo-seok (196cm, G). That was the approval of Hyundai Mobis.
Ulsan Hyundai Mobis defeated Daegu Korea Gas Corporation 84-77 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball regular league held at the Daegu Indoor Gymnasium on the 16th. 25-17, tied for 3rd place with Seoul SK. The winning streak against Korea Gas Corporation also continued with ‘5’.
Hyundai Mobis underwent major changes after the end of the 2021-2022 season. Coach Yoo Jae-hak, who led the team for over 18 years, stepped down from the front line. Head coach Yoo Jae-hak changed his position to general manager, and head coach Jo Dong-hyun was promoted to the command tower.
However, Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun led training instead of coach Yoo Jae-hak, and received the absolute trust of coach Yoo Jae-hak. He knows the team situation better than anyone else and knows how to lead Hyundai Mobis.
Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun is trying to add the energy level of young players to the existing strength (organizational ability). He wants organized, fast basketball, centered on young players. Throughout the season, he emphasizes ‘quick offense and defense’.
This is why Lee Woo-seok is considered the central resource of Hyundai Mobis. Lee Woo-seok is a player whose strengths are excellent speed, high energy level, and decent ball handling compared to his physical condition. He is also a resource that can best implement the fast and active basketball that Hyundai Mobis wants.
In particular, Lee Woo-seok’s solo fast attack has been transformed into a powerful option. When Lee Woo-seok’s speed, ball handling, and finishing concentration were properly combined, the opponent’s defense could not stop Lee’s run.
However, Lee Woo-seok must exert more strength. If Hyundai Mobis loses to Korea Gas Corporation, it is because Hyundai Mobis can be pushed out of the fight for third place. Since the 2nd to 4th places are still tight, Hyundai Mobis had to catch KOGAS.
As mentioned above, Lee Woo-seok is a tall player with many options. He can play a variety of positions in a variety of positions. His first goal did the same. After forming a mismatch with Lee Won-dae (182cm, G), he switched from post-up to face-up. And the one dribble jumper exploded.
Lee Woo-seok raised his defensive activity. He blocked Korea Gas Corporation’s ball flow with help defense. After creating an upward trend with invisible movements, KOGAS’ morale was subdued with a 2-2 dribble 3-point shot. Hyundai Mobis finished the first quarter with a score of 26-16.
However, Hyundai Mobis’ second half of the first quarter was not good. It was because he made unnecessary runs due to complacent handling of the ball. Hyundai Mobis had to break that trend, and Lee Woo-seok had to increase his concentration.
However, Lee Woo-seok suffered an unexpected injury while catching the ball. When he was pushed by Park Ji-hoon (193cm, F), his right ankle was bent. Wooseok Lee could not get up alone. He didn’t go to the hospital, but he iced on the bench. He had a harder time getting into the game.
Shin Min-seok (199cm, F) replaced Lee Woo-seok. However, Shin Min-seok’s advantage was limited. Also, Shin Min-seok’s energy level and athletic ability are no better than Lee Woo-seok’s. Hyundai Mobis had to feel the absence of Lee Woo-seok 바카라사이트throughout the second quarter. The first half ended 45-49.
Lee Woo-seok could not even sit on the bench after halftime. Shin Min-seok’s running time got longer. Shin Min-seok did his part at the beginning of the third quarter. Scores were made one after another by participating in offensive rebounds and taking away defense followed by quick attacks. Thanks to Shin Min-seok’s move, Hyundai Mobis reversed the score to 51-49 in 1 minute and 24 seconds from the start of the 3rd quarter.
Shin Min-seok performed more than expected, and Ham Ji-hoon (198cm, F) and Gage Prim (205cm, C) made several joint works. Although Korea Gas Corporation was shaken by the last counterattack in the third quarter, Hyundai Mobis reversed itself 66-65. Being ahead in itself meant a lot to Hyundai Mobis.
Shin Min-seok was active at the beginning of the 4th quarter. But he seemed weak. Offensive rebound allowed for matchups. Moreover, he was pulled back for five fouls 3 minutes and 51 seconds into the fourth quarter.
There weren’t many alternatives. Nevertheless, resources were needed to fill Lee Woo-seok and Shin Min-seok. Hyundai Mobis manager Cho Dong-hyun put in Kim Guk-chan (190cm, F).
Kim Kook-chan is a swingman whose strength is shooting. However, he did not become a great force. Hyundai Mobis put in three guards at the same time 1 minute and 24 seconds before the end of the game. Ronjay Avarientos (181cm, G) induced a turnover from Murphy Holloway (196cm, F), and Kim Tae-wan (181cm, G) scored three wedges in the next attack. Hyundai Mobis won a difficult game.
However, Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun said after the game, “The next game will not be easy. He is a player with a strong will to play, but the fact that he asked for a replacement first…” worried about Lee Woo-seok’s injury. I had a win, but I missed something too big. The team’s present and future player was lost in an instant.