Davis is gradually melting into the team.
Goyang Sono lost 78-98 against Seoul Samsung in the first round of the 2023-2024 CheongKwanJang Professional Basketball Regular League held at Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium on the 27th. On this day, they lost their third game in a row. Sono has yet to get his first win of the season. 카지노사이트
Deyonta Davis (211cm, C) joined Goyang Sono just before the season opened. Davis, who had not trained with the team for a long time, was not in normal condition. Sono coach Kim Seung-gi also said, “Davis was unable to train with the team. I have responsibility too. This is a player I chose after much deliberation. If we had signed from the beginning, we would have been in shape. “I said I would wait because it was my fault,” he said.
In the opening game, Davis played only 2 minutes and 28 seconds. In the second game, he played 15 minutes and performed well with 10 points and 4 rebounds.
And in his third game, against Samsung, he showed even better performance. Davis’ mission was simple. Controlling Kofi Coburn (210cm, C), Samsung’s first option foreign player. Coburn showed tremendous destructive power under the goal from the cup competition to the regular season.
Even at the beginning of the game, Coburn’s destructive power was enormous. He actively attempted to post up against Jarrod Jones (206cm, F). This led to a score. Not only did he score his own score, but he also attacked the opponent’s assist defense with accurate passes. He was involved in all first 10 points of the quarter.
Then, coach Seung-gi Kim used Davis, who had good strength, instead of Jones. The goal was to control Coburn’s destructive power. Davis played his role 100%. He gave up a goal under the goal, but was not easily pushed aside. He did not lose in the rebound battle either. This is why Sono was able to chase down Samsung.
Afterwards, Coach Kim intentionally sent Davis out to coincide with Coburn’s appearance. It was for Coburn’s defense. Against Jones, Coburn scored 12 points in the first quarter with a 60% field goal percentage. However, Coburn, who met Davis, performed somewhat sluggishly in the second and third quarters. His field goal success rate was 43%. He also scored only 7 points.
Davis’ defense of Coburn was successful. However, Sono suffered from poor shooting in the third quarter. Of the 16 shots attempted in the third quarter, only 4 hit the rim. They also did not have the upper hand in the rebound battle. As a result, the score difference widened to double digits.
Sono, who needed to score, chose Jones over Davis in the fourth quarter. However, after the introduction of Jones, both offense and defense were not resolved. Sono then re-introduced Davis. However, in the 4th quarter, Davis could not control Coburn. The score gap widened further and Sono lost the game.
With the loss in today’s game, Sono fell into a three-game losing streak. A situation where no significant changes can be made in terms of power. In other words, existing players must do it. In that sense, Davis’ performance is encouraging. Davis fulfilled his duties in his third game. Although the field goal success rate was somewhat disappointing at 30%, Davis successfully defended Coburn.
In order for Sono to rebound, other players, starting with Davis, must work harder. Will Sono be able to win the next game? Sono will face Ulsan Hyundai Mobis, who are recording 3 consecutive wins, on the 29th.