Ace Heo Woong went down with an injury, but KCC did not give up easily. Lee Jong-hyun fought hard under the goal, and Laguna’s power was still the same. However, Hyundai Mobis did not collapse. Jang Jae-seok played an active part in karate and overcame the hurdle in the game.
Jang Jae-seok of Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus played as a starter in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Round 5 match against Jeonju KCC Egis held at Jeonju Gymnasium on the 9th and played 29 minutes and 19 seconds, recording 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 steals. He attempted nine two-pointers, all of which were successful.
Amid Jang Jae-seok’s performance, Hyundai Mobis beat KCC 76-70.
Jang Jae-seok said, “I knew how it would come out because our opponent was losing 4 games in a row to us this season. Since it is already the 5th round, we know how each other will play out, so the coach emphasized the basic part. I focused, but I think I won the game with the rebound at the end. However, it’s a pity that each other injured players came out,” he said.
He said, “I tried to keep in good condition, and the coach helped me a lot in this part. In the last SK game loss, I got a block shot when it was important, and the dunk also failed. The scene also appeared on KBS News. (Kim) 안전놀이터Sun-hyung (SK) My older brother didn’t even score 47 points, but that came out. Even my grandmother recognized me on the street. After the game, general manager Yoo Jae-hak called and encouraged me, saying, “You’re doing very well, so don’t worry and be confident.” It’s done,” he laughed.
The high-probability field goal was good, but at the end of the game, the decisive steal was successful and the free throw was the decisive moment of the game.
Jang Jae-seok said, “I was aware of the opponent’s pattern and was aiming for it. Coach Yang Dong-geun, coach Vernon McLean, as well as (Kim) Hyun-min hyung and (Kim) Tae-wan on the bench, people who play invisible roles are helping a lot. That part is the unseen driving force behind our team this season.”
On this day, Hyundai Mobis fought fiercely against KCC. KCC’s ace Heo Ung was injured, but he did not give up easily.
Jang Jae-seok said, “On the contrary, KCC was more united. KCC’s cohesiveness was visible. If I was not careful, the flow could have gone over there. Since I was in good condition, I thought of doing a little more. I did, but it didn’t go as well as I thought. I have thoughts that I would like to catch 1-2 more,” he looked back on the game.
Jang Jae-seok is also making a name for himself as a veteran. In Hyundai Mobis, there are so many young players born in 1999, so even though they are in their early 30s, it almost feels like they are part of the ‘big brother lineup’.
He said, “It’s fun to see young players. I don’t think there’s a big age difference, but it’s a 9th grade difference. To be honest, sometimes I don’t understand. What we need to do is think of each other as teammates and express our opinions.”
Also, “There are a lot of young players, so they are full of energy and don’t get tired. It is an advantage that the atmosphere does not deteriorate. On the other hand, the point of digging into the opponent’s weakness or the lack of skill in game management are areas that need to be developed. I try to tell them, and the hyungs point out a lot even on the bench.”