‘Triangle Rage’ Hyundai Mobis, overpowering DB… No. 1 KGC Ginseng Corporation and No. 2 Gemmi Tea

Hyundai Mobis defeated DB.

Ulsan Hyundai Mobis defeated Wonju DB 89-75 in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball regular league held at Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium on the 16th. They have 4 wins and 1 loss in the last 5 matches. With 13 wins and 8 losses, it also maintained its sole second place.

The triangular formation consisting of Gage Prim (205cm, C), Ronjay Avarientos (181cm, G), and Lee Woo-seok (196cm, G) played a big role. In particular, they dominated the game in the second half. The competitiveness of the triangular formation gave Hyundai Mobis its 13th victory.

1Q: Ulsan Hyundai Mobis 23-17 Wonju DB: Unique type

[Ronjay Avarientos 1Q record]
– 9 minutes and 52 seconds, 12 points (2 points: 3/3, 3 points: 2/3) 1 assist, 1 steal

 * Most points scored in 1Q among players from
 both teams * Most successful 3-pointers in 1Q among players from both teams (Number of successful 3-pointers in DB 1Q: 1)

There is a type of player that was hard to see in Hyundai Mobis. It’s Ronjay Avarientos. However, the skills of Avarientos are certain. He has the shooting ability and passing sense required of a guard. He also has the guts to spare 3 points in the match.
Avarientos showed everything of himself from the start. Using Gage Prim’s screen or handoff, he landed a mid-range jumper and 3-point shot. He was also able to play floaters in front of Kim Jong-kyu (206cm, C) and Leonard Freeman (198cm, F).
Once riding the current, Avarientos was more daring. Lee Woo-seok created an attack chance with a behind-the-scenes back pass, and also threw a floater near the mid-range. Such boldness created explosive power and efficiency at the same time. Hyundai Mobis also took the initiative.

2Q: Ulsan Hyundai Mobis 45-41 Wonju DB: Big man with shooting

[Kim Jong-kyu 2Q record]
– 10 minutes, 12 points (2 points: 6/10) 1 assist

 * Most points scored in 2Q among players from
 both teams * Among players from both teams Most successful 3-pointers in 2Q

Kim Jong- gyu (206cm, C) is a tall player with mobility and elasticity. A big man who can also shoot mid-range. He participated in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games with the Korean men’s national basketball team and won a gold medal, and was always included in the national team’s roster after that. He was an essential player for Korean men’s basketball.
However, Kim Jong-gyu in the 2022-2023 season suffered ups and downs. Because he couldn’t show his athletic ability, one of his strengths, because of his poor physical condition. As a result, his self-confidence plummeted. This led to a decline in his performance.
However, the second quarter against Hyundai Mobis was different. He attacked the Hyundai Mobis big man with a jumper thrown in front of the 3-point line. After a series of successful shots, he faked a layup. The attacking space for the rest of the players also widened.
Nevertheless, DB could not surpass Hyundai Mobis. It was because Henry Sims (208cm, C) fired a 45 degree 3-pointer from the left with the buzzer sounding the end of the 2nd quarter. Like Kim Jong-gyu, Sims’ long shooting distance also served as an important variable. It showed how a ‘big man equipped with a shooting’ can affect the game.

3Q: Ulsan Hyundai Mobis 71-58 Wonju DB: Triangle formation

[Hyundai Mobis key player 3Q record]
– Gage Prim: 8 minutes 30 seconds, 8 points, 5 rebounds (attack 3) 1 steal
– Lee Woo-seok: 5 minutes 28 seconds, 8 points (2 points: 3/3, free throw: 2/2) 1 assist 1 steal
– Ronjay Avarientos: 10 minutes, 5 points (free throw: 3/3) 3 assists 1 steal

Hyundai Mobis is sole 2nd place. It is a completely different position than expected before the season.
There is a reason. Because there are triangles. This is the case with Gage Prim, Ronjay Avarientos, and Lee Woo-seok, mentioned above.
The triangular formation showed its power in the 3rd quarter against DB. First, Lee Woo-seok raised team morale with a single quick attack and breakthrough using speed. Although he committed a lot of turnovers, Lee Woo-suk’s energy level was enough to take down DB.
Prim dominated the paint zone. He gained the upper hand in a physical fight with the opponent and tried to attack from an advantageous position. If he failed to score, he created a second chance with an offensive rebound.
Avarientos supported the two players with quick and precise passes. In particular, the last attack in the third quarter was impressive. Seo Myung-jin (189cm, G) made 3 points with a quick pass. It was a goal that made a 13-point difference, so it was more meaningful. 안전놀이터

4Q: Ulsan Hyundai Mobis 89-75 Wonju DB: On the rise

[Hyundai Mobis, last 5 matches]
1. 2022.12.05. vs Wonju DB (Wonju Gymnasium): 83-70 (win)
2. 2022.12.08. vs Suwon KT (Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium): 91-82 (win)
3. 2022.12.10. vs Goyang Carrot (Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium): 71-77 (lose)
4. 2022.12.12. vs Jeonju KCC (Jeonju Indoor Gymnasium): 83-79 (win)
5. 2022.12.16. vs Wonju DB (Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium) : 89-75 (Win)

 * 4 wins, 1 loss in the last 5 games

Hyundai Mobis was pushed to 4-8 for 3 minutes and 27 seconds after the start of the 4th quarter. The problem was that he allowed Freeman a lot of goals under the goal. Recognizing the problem, Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun requested a second time-out in the second half.
After requesting a second timeout, Hyundai Mobis changed. Because Avarientos blocked DB’s uptrend with a breakthrough and step-back jumper. Hyundai Mobis quickly took the lead by 13 points (79-66).
Prim mortally wounded DB at 2 minutes and 41 seconds before the end of the game. Finished the pass of Ham Ji-hoon (198cm, F) with a dunk. Hyundai Mobis won 85-68 with Prim’s dunk. Hyundai Mobis, who took the chance to win, showed an upward trend of ‘4 wins and 1 loss in the last 5 games’.