How was the KBL debut game of ‘new faces’ Willis, Moss, and Ildefonso?
Samsung’s new foreign players Daral Willis (26, 202cm) and Anthony Moss (28, 200cm), and KT’s Filipino player Dave Ildefonso (22, 188cm) played their KBL debut match.
KT won 77-66 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Seoul Samsung and Suwon KT match held at Jamsil Gymnasium on the 19th. KT recorded the 14th win (17 losses) of the season and succeeded in escaping the losing streak, while Samsung lost 9 consecutive losses (10 wins, 22 losses).
The flow of the game was held by KT. KT, who finished the first quarter with a score of 29-12, never gave up a lead. However, it was not Samsung’s lethargic defeat. Samsung, which began to warm up in the second quarter, narrowed the gap to one point (45-46) in the third quarter. However, the reverse was unsuccessful.
In this game, three players made their KBL debut. Dallal Willis and Anthony Moss appeared at Samsung, and Dave Ildefonso appeared at KT. All three players took more than 10 minutes of playing time and scored.
Darral Willis recorded 24 points, 9 rebounds and 1 assist in 28 minutes and 52 seconds to become the game’s top scorer. When he attacked, he used soft body movements and showed off his speed. It was also thanks to Willis’ three-point shot that Samsung was able to narrow the gap to one point in the third quarter.
However, the field goal success rate was 39% (9/23), which was not high. Also, there was a moment when he struggled on defense and he allowed the opponent to steal. After the match, head coach Eun Hee-seok said, “Maybe it was our first game, so the field goal success rate wasn’t very good, but we think we have the energy to breathe.”
2 option foreign player Anthony Moss recorded 6 points and 3 rebounds while digesting 11 minutes and 8 seconds. It didn’t last long, but I tried to do my part whenever Willis took a break. At the end of the second quarter, he set the stage for the pursuit by scoring under the goal. 토토사이트
KT’s Filipino player Dave Ildefonso stepped on the court for 17 minutes and 30 seconds, scoring 5 points and 4 rebounds. His debut score was a 3-pointer at the end of the second quarter. He also actively participated in rebounding in defensive situations. However, he did not have any particularly displayed individual abilities.
Director Seo Dong-cheol said, “I did better than I was concerned about. So, the game time was also increased. Team defense was wrong a lot at first, but I waited and watched. He added, “I believe that there will be parts of the skill that I still have, and I will look forward to it.”
The three athletes finished the ceremony at Jamsil Gymnasium. Since he was recruited in the middle of the season, it is important to melt into the team as soon as possible. Samsung wants to escape from the bottom of the losing streak and KT wants to advance to the semifinals. In order to achieve this goal, the performance of the three players must be added.