KGC is raising questions about the main center, Oh Se-geun, who cares too much.
Averaged 27 minutes and 21 seconds in 52 games, 13.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists. Anyang KGC Oh Se-geun’s regular season results. Even though he is a 37-year-old veteran in Korea, he is still showing his competitiveness in the goal. It is a record left in matchups with foreign players as well as domestic top big men such as Lee Seung-hyun (KCC) and Ha Yun-ki (KT). It was expected that he would show more power in the playoffs because he is particularly strong in spring basketball.
However, in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball semifinal playoff against Goyang Carrot, Oh Se-geun is receiving limited playing time. In fact, there was no need to go out in the first round. Because KGC overwhelmed Carrot from the beginning of the game. In addition, backup big man Han Seung-hee played the game of life, and Oh Se-geun took a break on the bench after the first quarter. His record for Game 1 was 2 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist in 8 minutes and 45 seconds.
The curious thing is that he spent more time sitting on the bench in the second game, where he struggled. KGC was dragged around with a lot of turnovers against Carrot’s strong forward defense. Also, he could not control the opponent’s main scorers Lee Jung-hyun and Didric Lawson at all. As a result, it collapsed sharply in the second half and suffered a complete defeat 75-89.
On this day, Oh Se-geun ran for 19 minutes and 38 seconds, leaving a record of 14 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists, including 2 3-point shots. It was a great performance compared to the time played. He succeeded in attacking easily with one-on-one play from under the goal, and scored a goal with clever moves. He also showed off his accurate 3-point shot when the opponent’s defense was away.
However, Oh Se-geun’s records were all in the 1st and 3rd quarters. Even if he did not play in the second quarter for a break, it was somewhat incomprehensible that he stayed on the bench in the fourth quarter. At the end of the third quarter, the score was 60-72, and it was too early to give up the game. In the 4th quarter, KGC used the main members normally except for Oh Se-geun.
After the game, KGC coach Kim Sang-sik commented on Oh Se-geun’s limited playing time, “I changed it because he seemed to be having a hard time. And the opponent came out with a small lineup and wanted (Han) Seung-hee to take over. Nothing special,” he said.
There are some questionable points in director Kim Sang-sik’s interview. KGC, which went directly to the playoffs in the quarterfinals as the first place in the regular league, did not play for about two weeks. In other words, I had enough time to recharge the stamina I lost while playing the regular league. In addition, there is a contradiction in the comment “It seems that he is having a hard time” because Oh Se-geun did not digest much time in the first game. As you can see from the records on this day, Oh Se-geun’s movements were clearly light. 안전놀이터
Another thing is the part where “the opponent came out in a small lineup and wanted Seunghee to take over.” Of course, if Carrot comes out as a small lineup, there is a higher chance that Oh Se-geun, who has a weak outer defense, will struggle. However, it is true that he cannot be easily removed when considering the scoring that Oh Se-geun is responsible for under the goal and the effects that result from this. In the first and second games, Oh Se-geun easily cooked Choi Hyun-min and Park Jin-cheol, who were match-up opponents. He could have produced better results if he had effectively attacked Carrot’s poor net.
On the other hand, Carrot coach Kim Seung-gi, who won the second game, laughed, saying, “I am grateful” for Oh Se-geun’s little appointment. “It’s so good, but I don’t know why I took it off. He looked in good shape. When he threw a shot, it all went in. ‘Why subtract?’ He thought about it and thought, ‘Ah, you’re preparing for the next game’.”