“Was there any other player who was more desperate to win than me?” These are the words Oh Se-geun left in an interview after getting the fourth ring. As much as that, Oh Se-geun was still desperate, burning his whole body on the court and leading KGC’s 4th championship. The roar of the Lion King, who added another final MVP career and announced that it was healthy, did not end.
* This article was published in the June issue of <Rookie> *
The Lion King KGC, which was still there,
won the trophy four times in the 2011-2012 season, 2016-2017 season, 2020-2021 season, and 2022-2023 season. And KGC’s victory was always with Oh Se-geun.
From the 2011-2012 season, his rookie season, Oh Se-geun showed off his outstanding presence in the championship game. In the six games played at the time, Oh Se-geun averaged 17.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists, and performed unbelievably for a rookie’s first championship match.
Even after that, in the championship match, Oh Se-geun continued to play an active role like an ace. The same was true for the 2016-2017 season and the 2020-2021 season. In the 2021-2022 season, when the championship trophy was handed over to SK, it was somewhat stagnant, but it is Oh Se-geun, who announced a splendid resurrection again in this 2022-2023 season.
* Oh Se-geun’s past championship match results *
2011-2012 season (6G, 36:39): 17.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists. Field shooting rate: 56.0%
2016-2017 season (6G, 34:12): 17.8 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists. Field rate: 57.3%
2020-2021 season (4G, 31:31): 20.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists. Yatuyul: 65.5%
2021-2022 season (5G, 23:17): 11.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists. Field rate: 46.2%
2022-2023 season (7G, 35:56): 19.1 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Field goal rate: 60.4%
Oh Se-geun played 52 games in this regular league. Following his 53 last season, he has played in more than 50 games for the second year in a row, completely erasing concerns about his health.
He burned everything he had in the championship match. He raised his playing time from an average of 27 minutes 21 seconds in the regular league to 35 minutes 56 seconds in the championship match. After the game, he limped on the icing and ran around fiercely on the court as if he had never done so, raising an average of 19.1 points.
The roar of the Lion King, which was still there, gave KGC its 4th championship ring. And Oh Se-geun was selected as the MVP of the championship by winning 74 votes out of 91 votes by the reporters.
“I know that no one picked us as a strong team before the season started. But all the players worked really hard in their respective positions, from winning the wire-to-wire, winning the unified championship, and winning the EASL. I think this is so valuable, I feel good, and I’m grateful. There are probably few players whose basketball life is a roller coaster than mine. I hit the floor and played basketball with a strong mind. I can say that I worked hard with the mindset of ‘wait and see’. .”
These are the words Oh Se-geun, who had a very perfect season, left after confirming his victory.
His new challenge,
Oh Se-geun, who spent a season worthy of the expression ‘perfect’, obtained FA status after the season. Since his debut, Se-geun Oh, who continued his career only at KGC and established himself as a legend representing the team, most people expected him to stay. The dominant prospect was that he would follow the path of Yang Hee-jong, who retired splendidly with the slogan ‘LAST DEFENCE’.
However, Oh Se-geun’s choice surprised everyone. Overturning all expectations, Oh Se-geun’s decision was not ‘remain’ but ‘new challenge’. Oh Se-geun made a bold decision to transfer to SK, which he defeated with his own hands only ten days ago. It is Oh Se-geun who agreed with SK on the terms of his contract period of 3 years and a total remuneration of 750 million won.
Another thing to pay attention to in Oh Se-geun’s SK trip is the combination of Kim Seon-hyung and Oh Se-geun. The two are the duo who led the legendary 52-game winning streak during Chung-Ang University. After being nominated as the first and second picks in the 2011 draft, they established themselves as iconic players for KGC and SK, respectively, in the pros, and there was no opportunity to be together.
The two players did their best in their respective teams in this championship match. As mentioned earlier, Oh Se-geun led KGC to win and became the MVP of the championship, and Kim Seon-hyung also showed off his best skills and had a confrontation without regret. 메이저놀이터
Although they are in their mid-30s, the two still have league-top skills. As Oh Se-geun suddenly decided to move to SK, the two came to work together on the professional stage. No one expected that they would be able to play together in the pro because they were two players who were so symbolic of the team. However, with Oh Se-geun’s decision to transfer, the dream became a reality.
Kim Seon-hyung also uploaded a photo with Oh Se-geun on his SNS and expressed his anticipation for the collaboration with Oh Se-geun. The reunion of these Chung-Ang University duo is expected to be another hit card to come to KBL fans next season.