Hyundai Mobis wins scrimmage against Myongji University
The Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus won 104-66 in a scrimmage against Myongji University at Hyundai Mobis Gymnasium on Nov. 11.
Head coach Cho Dong-hyun said the team will focus on refining its fundamentals until August, when foreign players will join the team. In the scrimmage, the team is focusing on strengthening their ball movement and transition offense without playing 2-on-2 in the first half, while also utilizing 2-on-2 in the second half.
On this day, Hyundai Mobis had a full roster of players except for national team member Lee Woo-seok and Kim Ji-wan and Kim Hyun-soo, who are suffering from minor injuries. Top center Ham Ji-hoon, who has been training normally, also did not play. As it was a practice match, it was more important to improve the players’ performance and strengthen their coordination than the result.
The standout player was Shin Min-seok (32 points), a long shooter in his third year. He continued his upward trend from the Universiade in this scrimmage. Transfer player Kim Jun-il (16 points) also played significant minutes and showed his strength under the basket.
Hyundai Mobis went with a starting lineup of Kim Tae-wan, Seo Myung-jin, Kim Kook-chan, Choi Jin-soo, and Jang Jae-seok. In the early stages of the game, both teams kept exchanging goals. Hyundai Mobis pushed forward with substitute Kim Jun-il, but struggled a bit with their opponent’s strong pressing defense and were unable to widen the gap. After a scoring battle at the end of the quarter, the first quarter ended with a score of 29-28.
Starting the second quarter with Park Jae-han, Kim Tae-wan, Shin Min-seok, Park Jun-eun, and Kim Joon-il, Hyundai Mobis improved their defense and pulled away. Shin Min-seok’s three-pointers came in quick succession as Myeongji University caught up with Uhm Yoon-hyuk. Kim Tae-wan and Park Jae-han picked up the pace with fastbreak points following a steal. A three-pointer by Park Jun-eun gave Hyundai Mobis a 57-42 lead at the end of the first quarter. 꽁머니지급
With momentum on their side, Hyundai Mobis widened the gap in the third quarter. Shin Min-seok continued to play well in the second half, while Kim Jun-il, Kim Tae-wan, and Son Seong-jin also contributed. Hyundai Mobis, whose defense improved as the game went on, pulled away from Myeongjiji with a comfortable lead. The third quarter ended with a floater from Signeon-jin, and Hyundai Mobis entered the fourth quarter with a 78-51 lead.
In the fourth quarter, Hyundai Mobis continued to play evenly with its young bloods, including Signing Jin, Shin Min-seok, and Kim Kook-chan. The team played well together, and when Shin Min-seok and Kim Tae-wan scored back-to-back baskets, the crowd erupted in cheers. After reaching the 100-point mark, Hyundai Mobis finished the game smoothly.
As the team continues to warm up for the season, they will begin training in the Philippines on the 14th. The team is expected to play about eight games during the training camp to improve their organization. Coach Cho Dong-hyun expressed his expectation that the team will be able to grow as they face the Filipino players who excel in one-on-one offense.