Jameel Warney (199cm, C) showed the dignity of the best foreign player.
Seoul SK defeated Ulsan Hyundai Mobis 85-75 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball regular league held at Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium on the 10th. With 29 wins and 18 losses, they solidified their 3rd place. It is 1.5 games away from 4th place Hyundai Mobis (27-19) and 2.5 games away from 2nd place Changwon LG (31-15).
SK won the combined championship in the 2021-2022 season. Including the KBL Cup, the prelude to the 2021-2022 season, SK achieved a treble.
The leadership and detailed preparations of SK coach Jeon Hee-cheol played a big role. While maintaining the existing strength of the fast attack, the burden of attack, which was focused on a specific player, was dispersed with ‘Motion Offense’.
The change made by the coach was great, but the players’ abilities also played a big role. In particular, 1 option foreign player Jamil Warney found the majesty of the 2019-2020 season. In the 2021-2022 season, he played an average of 31 minutes and 44 seconds in 45 games in the regular league, with 22.1 points, 12.5 rebounds (attack 4.0), 3.1 assists and 1.1 steals, making SK ranked first in the regular league.
From the quarter-final playoffs, they showed greater power. With 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds (attack 4.3) and 3.7 assists in 32 minutes and 55 seconds per game, he defeated his opponent Goyang Orion (now Goyang Carrot). Even in the championship match, 22.6 points, 11.8 rebounds (attack 3.2) and 3.0 assists for an average of 35 minutes and 43 seconds in 5 games. It has established itself as the number one contributor to SK’s unified victory.
Warney is also showing his power in the 2022-2023 season. He is averaging 23.7 points, 11.1 rebounds (3.0 offense) and 3.0 assists with 메이저사이트1.2 steals and 1.0 blocked shots in 46 games, averaging 32 minutes and 19 seconds. He is still KBL’s top-rated foreign player.
Warney faced Prim one-on-one. He scored at the Hyundai Mobis rim with a spin move and fingertip feel. He also helped domestic players find their way through screen or high-low play. However, SK’s first quarter score was only ’11’. 1st quarter conceded 23.
With Kim Seon-hyung (187cm, G) serving as the starting point in the 2nd quarter, Warney’s power grew stronger. Since receiving goals became possible, Warney could have saved his stamina. In addition, with Justin Knox (204cm, F) as a substitute, Warney’s rest time increased. He retired to the bench 4 minutes and 10 seconds into the second quarter.
However, Leon Williams (196cm, F) was not a big help. As a result, Kim Sun-hyung’s burden increased. SK, which had a limited offensive route, struggled again in the mid-to-late 2nd quarter. 8 consecutive runs from 34-37. The first half ended 34-45.
It was a tough situation. Nonetheless, Warnie had to do it. Warney knew this too. So he continued to attack the dense defense of Hyundai Mobis. 12 points (2 points: 5/7) and 3 rebounds in the 3rd quarter alone. SK, which was once pushed 45-61 in the 3rd quarter, also threatened Hyundai Mobis with 58-64.
Warney, who was on the rise, showed his fingertips in the 4th quarter as well. At 4 minutes and 43 seconds before the end of the game, the dunk followed by a quiet movement (?) boosted the momentum further (72-69) and kept the end well. In 34 minutes and 10 seconds, he recorded 25 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists with 1 steal and 1 blocked shot. He finished the game against Hyundai Mobis with the most points and the most rebounds among players on both teams.