First family visit after SK transfer…Anyang fans cheer for Oh Se-geun

First family visit after SK transfer…Anyang fans cheer for Oh Se-geun

It’s still unfamiliar.

Professional basketball team SK Oh Se-geun played in the opening game of the 2023-2024 Jungkwanjang Professional Basketball League against Jungkwanjang at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium on the 21st. He played his first game since joining SK at his former home.

Oh was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 Korean Basketball League (KBL) rookie draft. Since then, he has only played for one team. In his first season with the team, he led them to their first championship in 2011-2012. He was a part of four more championships through the 2022-2023 season. He also won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award three times, tying him with Hyundai Mobis coach Yang Dong-geun for the most. For more than a decade, he played for only one team and became a symbol for his hometown, Anyang, and Jeonggwanjang.카지노사이트

However, he shocked the league when he became a free agent at the end of last season and moved to SK. After disagreeing with Chung Kwan-jang in negotiations, Oh switched jerseys for 750 million won in the first year of a three-year contract. SK has recently emerged as an “emerging rival” with Chung Kwan-jang by playing fierce matches every season. They have met in the championship game for the last two seasons in a row. With this move, the rivalry between Chung and SK has been renamed the “Oh Se-geun Derby.

Oh’s arrival at SK reunites him with Kim Sun-hyung for the first time in 12 years since their days at Chungang University. The duo had a 52-game winning streak together at Chungang University. Their reunion attracted a lot of attention.

A unified championship ring ceremony was held before the match. Chung took the time to call up Yang Hee-jong, who retired, as well as Byun Joon-hyung and Han Seung-hee, who are currently serving in the military at Sangmu. Although now on the opposing team, Oh Se-geun also received a unified championship ring. Jung gave him a bouquet of flowers and cheered him on. The fans also cheered loudly when his name was called. Coach Kim Sang-sik lamented, “(Oh) Se-geun must feel awkward, but we are also very strange.”

SK’s Oh Se-geun throws down a shot. Photo courtesy of the KBL
Against his hometown team, Osegun was held scoreless in the first quarter. But in the second quarter, he hit a three-pointer and scored under the basket. He finished with eight points, five rebounds, and five assists in 24 minutes and 10 seconds. It was an uneventful debut for SK.

“I didn’t feel much at first. It was awkward because the locker room location changed during the game. I almost went to the home team,” he laughed before adding, “It was weird when I entered the stadium. After a while, it felt like the old days.”

He also thanked the fans for their support: “Thank you for cheering and clapping when I introduced the players. I didn’t get to say goodbye properly after the game, but I’m grateful for the support.”

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