Seoul SK brought the flow in the 2nd quarter, and it was veteran shooter Heo Il-young (38, 195cm) who embraced the flow. Heo Il-yeong dominated the 2nd quarter and gave SK a chance to win.
Heo Il-young started in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball regular league home game against Suwon KT held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium on the 14th and played an active part with 16 points and 5 rebounds in 27 minutes and 3 seconds. His long three-pointers made 3 of 7 shots. SK added the firepower of Oh Jae-hyeon (22 points, 4 3-pointers) and Jamil Warney (19 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals) to win 91-82 and rise to a tie for third place.
Heo Il-young, who started the game, was replaced by Song Chang-yong 4 minutes and 47 seconds after the start of the first quarter. It was a change according to coach Jeon Hee-chul’s judgment that the defense against Yang Hong-seok should be strengthened.
Heo Il-young, who was scoreless in the first quarter, showed off his true value by digesting all 10 minutes of the second quarter. While KT’s switch defense showed loopholes, he showed off his 3-point shooting ability by using the screen. Heo Il-young scored 13 points, including two 3-pointers in the second quarter. Thanks to this, SK ended the second quarter with a score of 49-41, and gained momentum and kept the lead throughout the second half to win.
The 13 points is the most points scored by Heo Il-young in one quarter after transferring to SK. The most points scored in an individual quarter was 17 points recorded in the match against Samsung in Seoul on October 27, 2019, when he was in Goyang Orion (now Carrot).
After the match, Heo Il-young said, “It feels good to win. I thought it would be difficult because (Choi) Jun-yong was missing, but (Oh) Jae-hyeon put a good shot, so I think I was able to solve it easily.”
Regarding his performance in the second quarter, Heo Il-young said, “I was originally under pressure from the defense, but (the defender) fell off and actively tried to shoot. Seeing that the foreign players did not strengthen the switch defense, they were more active, and that worked well.” 안전놀이터
In SK, Choi Jun-yong was absent due to a heel bruise. It is expected that the hiatus will not be long, but for the time being, with one of the core players missing, the regular league must continue. Heo Il-young said, “It is not easy to fill Jun-yong’s void, but if there is no match, we have to solve the game as it is. I think I gained confidence because the players believed in me in the second quarter. I want to continue to show an active image like this.”