‘Ragan-A’s 29 points’ KCC wins 3rd straight…SK ends 12-game winning streak

Professional basketball team Busan KCC celebrated Ragan-ah’s milestone as the all-time leading foreign player scorer with a victory at home.

KCC defeated Seoul SK 90-75 in their 2023-2024 regular season home game at Busan Sajik Gymnasium.

Riding a three-game winning streak, fifth-ranked KCC (16-12) cut the gap to a game and a half between them and fourth-ranked 온라인카지노 Changwon LG (19-12) and hoped to move into the top half of the standings.

On the other hand, second-place SK (22 points, 9 games), which was riding a 12-game winning streak, tasted its first loss in a month against Wonju DB (82-91) on December 12.

The gap with the leading DB (25-6) also widened back to three games.

KCC had the added bonus of Lagana becoming the all-time regular-season scorer among foreign players, passing Aaron Haynes (10,878 points) after 13 seasons in the KBL.

Lagana hit a mid-range jumper with 55 seconds left in the first quarter to push his career total to 10,880 points.

With his 29 total points on the day, Lagana (10,901 points) also closed the gap on the all-time leader in this category, Seo Jang-hoon (13,321 points).

He also added 15 rebounds to move into first place on the all-time rebounding list (6,348).

Lagana also won a decision against SK’s Jamil Warney, who is currently considered the best big man in professional basketball.

KCC head coach Jeon Chang-jin substituted Lagana for Alize DeShawn Johnson to counter Warney’s strength and height, so naturally, the matchup between Warney and Lagana played out throughout the game.

Warney exploded in the third quarter as Lagana scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the first half to lead SK to a 48-36 lead.

Warney led the charge, scoring 19 of SK’s 21 points in the third quarter.

For the most part, he had the physical advantage against Lagana, going one-on-one.

But in the fourth quarter, Lagana had the last laugh.

Lagunar scored eight points in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter to push the lead back to double digits, and with just over four minutes left in the game, he scored under the basket and drew a foul on his opponent to end SK’s chances of catching up.

Heo Woong supported Ragan-ah from the perimeter with 22 points.

Choi Jun-yong (15 points) and Lee Ho-hyun (12 points) also chipped in.

For SK, Warney struggled with 35 points and 10 rebounds.

Ahn Young-joon also had 16 points and eight rebounds, but he had to make up for the loss of star Kim Sun-hyung, who went down with an ankle injury.


Diyonte Davis on the final puzzle for new club Sono: “I’ll give everything to win”

Davis has landed in Goyang.

The Goyang Sono Skingunners will face the Wonju DB Promy in the opening game of the 2023-2024 regular season at the Goyang Sono Arena on Feb. 22.

KBL newcomer Sono 토토사이트 got off to a strong start with its inauguration ceremony last September. The team is working hard to fulfill the expectations of its fans in time for the start of the regular season.

Initially, Sono planned to start the season with a foreign player combination of Jarrod Jones and Anthony Bennett. However, when Bennett, the highly-touted former No. 1 overall pick in the NBA, dropped out, the team had to find a new player.

Quickly, the Sono team identified NBA veteran center Deyonte Davis as the right fit and signed him. A former highly touted prospect who played in the McDonald’s All-American Game for the top high school players in the country, Davis played 106 games in the NBA after attending Michigan State.

After leaving the NBA, Davis spent two seasons with the Taoyuan Leopards in Taiwan before taking on a new challenge in Korea this season. Davis, who played alongside Dwight Howard last season, averaged 16.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 2.3 blocked shots in two seasons in the Taiwan T1 League.

On Sunday at the Goyang Sono Arena, Davis said he’s still not at full strength, but he has a good feeling about Korea and is determined to get back on track.

“Once I got here, it’s a new environment, so everything is new,” Davis said. I feel like it’s the best situation for me. I’m not at 100 percent right now, but I’m trying to do my best to get back to where I was and get back to being myself as soon as possible.”

On why he chose Sono: “The most important thing is that the team wanted me. “The most important thing is that the team wanted me, so it was a no-brainer for me to come.

At 6-foot-6 with long arms, Davis’ biggest strength comes from his defensive presence, including rim protection. He was named to the Defensive First Team and blocked shots in the Taiwanese League for the second straight year. If Davis’ skills translate well, it will be a big boost for Sono, whose height is a weakness.

“When it’s all said and done, I’m very proud of my defensive tendencies. I’m very proud of the way I play defense. If I can win games on defense, I’m going to give it my all and focus on defense.”

One of the biggest differences between Davis’s game in the NBA and now is the frequency of his outside shot attempts. While he rarely attempted three-pointers during his NBA career, he’s seen a marked increase in frequency in Taiwan, taking 5.0 per game last season. Shooting from beyond the arc is a keyword that could fit Sono’s style of archery basketball.

“I wouldn’t say my style has changed from when I played in the NBA, but when I went to Taiwan, the team gave me the opportunity to shoot more threes. I was given that opportunity on top of what I already had the ability to do, so I was free to shoot it.”

In closing, Davis said, “For the fans, I’m really excited to be here and I’m excited to show them what I can do in front of them. I hope they’re going to have a lot of fun watching me defend and play my game,” he said.


SK’s Chung to represent KBL in East Asia Super League, ‘first game on the 18th’

The Seoul SK Knights and Anyang Jeongwanjang Red Boosters, who will represent the KBL in the East Asian Super League (EASL) for the 2023-2024 season, will play their first games on October 18 and 25, respectively.

Seoul SK, 텍사스홀덤 who are in Group B, will open their campaign at Okinawa Arena against the Ryukyu Golden Kings of Japan’s B.LEAGUE on October 18 at 7 p.m., while Anyang Jeongwanjang, who are in Group A, will host the Taipei Fubon Braves of Taiwan’s P.LEAGUE+ on October 25 at 7 p.m. at Anyang Gymnasium.

The East Asian Super League (EASL) 2023-2024 season, which kicked off on October 11, will feature home-and-away group stage matches until February 7 next year, with games being played every Wednesday. The ‘Final Four’, where the top two teams from each group will advance, will take place on March 8-10 next year, with a prize pool of US$1 million for the winner, US$500,000 for the runner-up and US$250,000 for the third-place team.

Seoul SK’s match against the Ryukyu Golden Kings on October 18 will be streamed live on SPOTV, while all East Asian Super League (EASL) matches will be available on SPOTV NOW.

Tickets for East Asian Super League (EASL) games in Korea can be purchased through the KBL’s unified website, with tickets for the Oct. 25 game between the Anyang Chungjang and Taipei Fubon Braves in Anyang opening at 10 a.m. on Oct. 18.

Group A features KBL champion Anyang Jeongguanjang Red Boosters, Japan B League runner-up Chiba Jets, Philippines PBA Governors’ Cup winner TNT Tropang Giga, and Taiwan’s P.League+ champion Fubon Brace. In Group B, KBL runner-up Seoul SK Knights, B-League champion Ryukyu Golden Kings, P.League+ runner-up New Taipei Kings, and the PBA’s Meralco Bolts will replace former Barangay Hinebra San Miguel.

The main attraction is NBA player Jeremy Lin. Jeremy Lin plays with his younger brother Joseph Lin for the New Taipei Kings and competes in the East Asian Super League (EASL). With SK in a group with the New Taipei Kings, the matchup between Kim and Jeremy Lin will be interesting to watch. SK and the New Taipei Kings will meet for the first time on November 8 at Xinjiang Gymnasium in Taiwan and again on January 31 at Jamsil Student Gymnasium.

When announcing the schedule, East Asia Super League (EASL) CEO Matt Beyer said, “Asian basketball fans will be able to see intense matches between the top basketball clubs in East Asia. The EASL 2023-24 schedule will fulfill our goal of determining the strongest basketball club in East Asia.”

“FIBA Asia is excited about the EASL 23-24 season,” said Hagop Kazarian, FIBA Asia Secretary General. We are one step closer to our long-standing goal of creating an international basketball club competition in the East Asian region. FIBA wishes the best of luck to all the clubs participating in this journey.”

“We are confident that Korean basketball fans will be mesmerized by the journey of the Anyang Jungkwanjang Red Boosters and Seoul SK Knights in EASL Season 2. We look forward to seeing them take on some of the best teams in East Asia and, of course, we expect them to bring the trophy home to Korea once again following their success in EASL Season 1.”

Shinji Shimada, President of the B League, added: “The Ryukyu Golden Kings and Chiba Jets will represent the B League in the upcoming East Asia Super League. We look forward to their success on the Asian stage. We also hope that all the participating teams will showcase the appeal of Asian basketball to the rest of the world.”

P.LEAGUE+ President Charles Chen said, “Taiwanese basketball fans have been waiting for years for the opportunity to watch and cheer on top teams from other leagues in East Asia on the international stage. The Braves and Kings are ready to rise to the challenge.”


Seoul SK-Anhyang’s Chung Ji-Kwan to play in the 2023-2024 East Asian Super League

Seoul SK and Anyang Chung-kwan-jang, the champion and runner-up, respectively, in the Korean professional basketball league last season, will represent the KBL in the East Asian Super League (EASL).

“Seoul SK and Anyang will represent the 안전카지노사이트 KBL in the EASL for the 2023-2024 season and will play their first games on the 18th and 25th, respectively,” the KBL announced on Sunday.

Seoul SK, which is in Group B of the EASL, will play its first game against the Ryukyu Golden Kings of the Japan B League at 7 p.m. on Aug. 18 at Okinawa Arena, while Anyang Jeongguanjang, which is in Group A, will face the Taipei Fubon Braves of the Taiwan P League+ at 7 p.m. on Aug. 25 at Anyang Gymnasium.

The 2023-2024 EASL, which kicked off on Nov. 11, will play its group stage on a home-and-away basis through Feb. 7 of next year, with games being played every Wednesday.

The “Final Four,” where the top two teams from each group will advance, will take place on March 8-10 next year, with the winner taking home $1 million, the runner-up $500,000, and the third-place team $250,000.

The match between Seoul SK and Ryukyu Golden Kings on the 18th will be broadcast live on SPOTV, and tickets for EASL games in Korea can be purchased on the KBL’s unified website. Tickets for the Anyang Jungkwanjang and Taipei Fubon Braves game in Anyang on the 25th will go on sale at 10am on the 18th.


“Basketball is so much fun these days,” says Korea Gas Corporation’s Ahn Se Young.

Ahn is doing her best to prepare for next season.

Ahn Se-young (180 cm, G) was selected in the third round of the 카지노사이트 2022 KBL Rookie Draft with the 8th pick, the last pick of the draft. Her strength was defense. She has excelled in defense since she was a student at Sungkyunkwan University.

However, it was hard to see Ahn’s performance in the first team. In seven games in the D-League, Ahn averaged 2.4 points in 12 minutes and 40 seconds of play.

Although she didn’t play much last season, Kang Hyuk, the new head coach of KOGAS, said, “This season, I’m going to use the players evenly. We need to utilize their strengths and mask their weaknesses. In particular, we want to play more young players. (Ahn) Se-young will get her chance when she’s ready,” he said, explaining his plans for next season.

Indeed, Ahn Se-young has been getting plenty of opportunities in practice. After a practice match with the Korean national team, Ahn said, “The acting coach is very meticulous. So I’m learning a lot from him. He pays attention to every single step in defense. In fact, I’ve been defending the opposing ace since college, but what I’m learning now is completely different from the past. At the same time, I’m also playing. Basketball is so much fun these days,” he said.

“In college, I used to struggle with their screens. Recently, it’s gotten a little better. (Laughs) I hope to show my good form during the season as well.”

In that game, Ahn also made a three-pointer late in the game. Looking back on the game, Ahn said, “I don’t even remember if I made the shot. (Laughs) I think (Moon) Sung-gon was the older brother in front of me. It feels so good,” she said of her three-point shot in front of her best defender.

Ahn continued, “Even during the vacation, the acting coach gave me extra homework. He emphasized my steps, so I tried my best to live up to his expectations,” she said, recalling her experience with Kang.

As mentioned earlier, Ahn’s strength is defense. In order for her to get more opportunities, she needs to work on her defense. Ahn knew this, too. “Actually, all of my brothers in the same position are better than me. To win the competition, you have to look beyond your skills. First of all, I’m younger and I play better. (Laughs) So I want to play defense and do dirty work.”

“My biggest goal is to be a player that helps the team. To do that, I have to do everything I can. That’s my determination,” he concluded the interview.