“My older brothers are also older, so I think I need to win one more title.” That’s what Ahn (28, 195 cm) is hoping for this season.
The Seoul SK won 86-80 against the Wonju DB of the 2023-2024 Korean Basketball Organization at Jamsil Student Gymnasium on Thursday. SK extended its home winning streak to 10 games, snapping DB’s six-game winning streak and handing it its second loss of the season. With the win, 바카라사이트 SK improved to 8 wins (4 losses) and moved into second place in the standings.
In the early stages of the game, SK took the lead with a prepared defense. It was Ahn Young-jun who led the way in the first half. He scored 17 points in the first half alone. Even as head coach Jeon Hee-cheol rotated his starters and played with bench players, Ahn stayed on the court.
Ahn finished the game with 21 points, five rebounds, and three assists in 38 minutes and 26 seconds of play. He also recorded four steals, which helped SK’s fast break.
“The coach prepared a lot, so I think the players did a little better in the beginning, and the coach told us to run well, so I think it worked out because we ran like crazy,” Ahn said in the interview room after the game.
Despite playing well and contributing to the team’s victory, it was Ok et al who committed five turnovers. “I was overly motivated, and I had (Heo) Il-young and (Oh) Se-geun in front of me, so I tried to give them the ball after dribbling. I don’t usually do this, but I think I got a little excited,” he said, reflecting on the moment.
DB, who went head-to-head on this day, is said to be the strongest team with 13 wins in 15 games. Their loss to SK was only their second defeat of the season, making them the favorite to win. Ahn Young-joon said, “DB is too good. Even the coach said we can’t win based on the numbers (laughs). I didn’t care about that and thought, let’s win. Samsung Electronics fouled too easily, so I didn’t play much. That’s why we came out with our minds refocused,” he said.
It’s still early in the season, but with the win, SK jumped to second place in the standings, and they’re hoping to make it to the championship game again this season. Ahn Young-joon, who retired from the military, has been a lifesaver for SK. “I prepared hard while I was in the army, and I was confident in my body. But when I played, it was harder than I thought. I think I need to keep doing my best every game. Il-young told me that his brother Se-geun said he could win one more championship when he comes back. My brothers are also older, so I think I should win one more championship.” He concluded the interview by reiterating his goal of winning the championship.