Ahn Sung-woo (185cm, G)’s performance in the Kyunghee Games was reminiscent of Seo Tae-woong of Neungnam Jeon.
One of the main characters in the basketball cartoon Slam Dunk, Seo Tae-woong of Buksan-go has been a revelation in the qualifiers for the national championship. Despite being a first-year student, he was recognised as an ace within the team.스포츠토토
However, his inexperience showed in the first game of the qualifiers. He didn’t have the physical strength. He scored more than 20 points in the first half against Haenam University Varsity, the strongest team in the province, but only two points in the second half. After scoring in the second half, he was unable to play on the court. I was stuck on the bench.
With that experience, I went into the final game of the National Championship Qualifiers against Neungnam High School. I was quiet in the first half. But in the second half, he showed his scoring instincts. Watching Seo Tae-woong, Neungnam High’s ace Yoon Dae-hyeop said, “Did you throw away the first half?” One of the most talked about scenes from the slam dunk.
Seo Tae-woong showed his scoring prowess until the end. Because Seo was the main scorer, Kang Baek-ho and Kwon Jun-ho were able to drive the wedge. Buksango ended up punching their ticket to the national championship.
A similar performance by Seo Tae-woong against Neungnam came in the match between Yonsei University and Kyung Hee University on the 29th. Yonsei’s Ahn Sung-woo (185cm, G) did just that.
Ahn was held to just three points until the third quarter. He also shot just 20 per cent from the field (two-point: 0/2, three-point: 1/3). With the absence of outside shooter Yoo Yoo-sang (189cm, G), An Sung-woo’s poor performance was not good news. Yonsei also ended the third quarter with a 51-46 lead.
But Ahn put it all together in the fourth quarter. He scored 11 points in the fourth quarter alone, including three 3-pointers, and shot a whopping 80 per cent (2-for-1, 3-for-3) from the field in the fourth quarter. Offence when it mattered most
An Sung-woo’s performance didn’t stop at offence. One of Ahn’s strong suits is defence. When Yonsei used a zone press and a 3-2 variation of the zone defence, Ahn was active on the right wing. Her active trimming forced Kyung Hee University into a turnover. She was the driving force behind her teammates’ fast break opportunities.
Also, when Kyung Hee University approached the Yonsei zone with a fast break, Ahn came from behind. He blocked Kyung Hee University’s layup attempt with a blocked shot. The Yonsei bench raised their hands above their heads in disbelief.
An Sung-woo’s performance in the fourth quarter gave Yonsei the advantage in the fourth quarter. The score in the fourth quarter was 24-13 in favour of Yonsei, who pulled away in the fourth quarter to secure a valuable away win.
Ahn finished the game with 14 points, four rebounds (one offensive), three assists, one steal and one blocked shot in 35 minutes and 11 seconds. The fourth quarter was the highlight. Thanks to Ahn giving it his all in the fourth quarter, Yonsei remained in sole possession of second place with a 9-1 record. Thanks to Ahn, who was like Seo Tae-woong in Neungnamjeon, Yonsei had a slight chance of pulling off an upset in the regular season.