Why is Byun Jun-hyung sluggish? ‘The Disappearing Hotspot’

Anyang KGC’s signature guard Byun Jun-hyung lost his hot spot.

Byun Jun-hyung recorded an average of 11.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.2 assists against Seoul SK during the 1st to 5th games of the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Championship (Final, 7 matches, 4 wins). Compared to the regular league (average 14.1 points), the score is below the average.

In the 4th and 5th games, KGC struggled with SK coach Jeon Hee-chul’s 3-2 regional defense. If you can’t solve the opponent’s area defense, the arrow will be directed to the guard. Byun Jun-hyeong, whom we met right after the defeat in the 5th game (60-66) held at the Jamsil Student Gymnasium on the 4th, bowed his head, saying, “I am so sorry to the hyungs because I couldn’t do it.”안전놀이터

Rather than saying that Byun Jun-hyung is bad, it is more accurate to say that SK’s defense was good. The biggest difference between Byun Jun-hyung in the regular league and the finals is the two-point shot. He recorded a 57.5% 2-point shooting success rate in the regular league. It’s the level of a pretty big man. It is very difficult for a guard to record a 2-point shooting success rate approaching 60%. A mid-range shot from the right 45 degrees boasts a whopping 75% success rate. It is higher than his own free throw percentage (71.9%).

In the finals, Byun Jun-hyeong’s 2-point success rate was 41.9%. The part to pay attention to is the right 45-degree bank shot, which is the main scoring spot for Byun Jun-hyung. no attempt at all It’s because of SK’s defense. In SK, when Byun Jun-hyung heads to the right 45 degrees, the player in the corner throws away his defense and blocks his path. This is the part where SK’s thorough preparation to not give a shot with a success rate of 75% is visible. I erased Byun Jun-hyung’s hot spot at once.  

Byun Jun-hyung is trying his best to solve it even while his main scoring route is tightly blocked. SK’s regional defense seems to be struggling, but he’s averaging over six assists per game (6.2). He has 1.2 more than the regular league (average of 5.0). Here, by participating in the rebound, they are also contributing to the fight for air supremacy.

During his five games, he is the team’s leading guard’s favorite, and he is unable to shoot a single shot.

Byun Jun-hyung has been improving his skills every season since winning the rookie award in his 2018-2019 season debut. At the beginning of this season, he had difficulties adapting to the motion offense pursued by coach Kim Sang-shik, but he overcame it and showed great performance in the middle of the season. As a result, he won the best 5 for the first time since his debut, solidifying his position as the league’s top guard.

In a situation where his main attack route is tightly blocked, Byun Jun-hyung is also gaining experience through the process of finding another path on his own.

It’s not that Byun Junhyung can’t do it. SK is really good at the defense prepared by analyzing Byun Jun-hyung.

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