The coach asked Perry to tell us what our basketball is, and he followed suit. He seems to be getting used to it.”
Changwon LG took second place in the regular league and went directly to the playoffs for the quarterfinals, but they did not have perfect power. Assem Marey is out of the playoffs with a calf injury. LG recruited Reggie Perry as a substitute foreign player.
Perry played in fewer games in two seasons in the NBA, mostly in the G League. He is known as a player who has been coveted by several clubs. He tried to recruit himself from one club. Perry, who only looked at the NBA, accepted LG’s scouting offer because his G-League schedule was all over.
Depending on how Perry plays, LG’s playoff performance will change. In the quarterfinal playoffs, they will face Seoul SK, which is currently on a 12-game winning streak from the 6th round to the 6th round playoffs.
How do LG players feel about Perry’s skills?
Lee Gwan-hee, who met ahead of the game against Korea University at the Changwon Gymnasium on the 8th, said, “I did my first training yesterday (7th) in the afternoon. In fact, it is true that I am worried.” After laughing, he said, “Meeting the best foreign player in Korea named Warney who competes for 1st and 2nd place with Marey. (Perry) I am very worried about whether I will be able to meet the expectations against Warney (laughs). He’s been told that his scoring average is high in the G-League and that’s okay. I couldn’t adapt when I suddenly saw a player playing another basketball after watching Marey,” he said.
Perry played in the 2nd and 4th quarters in a practice game against Korea University on the 8th. In the 2nd quarter, there was little presence. A player who was practicing shooting during halftime said, “It was a big deal. If he was going to do that, I don’t know why he came to KBL.”
LG held two practice games against Korea University on the 8th and 9th to maintain a sense of the game. It is said that Perry performed better in the practice game on the 9th.
Jeong In-deok said, “As you saw the practice game with Korea University (arriving in Korea on the 5th), it is necessary to adapt, such as adjusting to the time difference. still watching He said he was very sleepy. It seems like it’s because I’m tired, but it’s getting better.”
Han Sang-hyeok said, “The ability I have is very good, but my physical condition is not perfect yet and I am in the stage of adapting. It gets better. (11th) I guessed the pattern in the morning. It is said that the time difference was not right during the first practice match. I think the more I exercise, the better I will show.” “He has good size and strength, and his shooting ability is also good. In the attack, there is definitely a lot to show. We do a lot of organized defense, but if you follow the defense that the coach orders a little bit, we will show you a good play.”
LG coach Cho Sang-hyun, who initially showed an uneasy look, is looking at Perry more positively. It was not easy to find a foreign player to replace Marey, as he only played in the playoffs and could pack his bags in three games. He even worried that he might have to make the playoffs with only one Dante Cunningham. Among them, Perry, who is recognized for his offensive ability, was brought in. Just having Perry on board is much better than facing SK with only one old Cunningham.
Lee Jae-do said, “As expected, there are pros and cons. We need to hide the flaws and maximize the strengths. That’s what the coach, coach, and domestic players think and play on the court,” he said. “It’s probably burdensome and difficult for SK. because there is no information All I can see is the video. I can’t figure out how to stop it. We’re all thinking about how to stop Jameel Warney and Leon Williams.”
Lee Jae-do continued his words.
“If (Perry) does well in that part, and if my colleagues help me well, that part will become a variable. I think Perry and Gutang are the cards that will be the variables in this series. The rest of the players are the same, I will show you the basics. There are a few variables in the playoffs, and for our team, those variables are Perry and Kutang.”
Lee Jae-do has become a champion with Jared Sullinger at Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation. When asked if he could compare Perry’s attack power with Sullinger, Lee Jae-do said, “No. He handles the ball and has a different eye for basketball,” he said. He’s not compared to Sullinger (laughs). I can run and talk with (Sullinger), but I don’t expect that much.”
Jeong Hee-jae said, “He is a player with the ability he has. It is said that he is the first to play not only in Korea, but also in overseas leagues. He said that Korea is so fast and wants a lot (from foreign players). He has to do both defense and offense. He is still young and is adapting, but I think he will do well for the rest of his time.” We also tried to fit Perry, so the content wasn’t very good. In the second game, the coach asked Perry to tell us what our basketball was, and he followed suit. He seems to be getting used to it.”
“On Sunday, I could see that we were more active, tried to run faster, and tried to defend more,” he said. We have to show them to follow, and I thought that was right. In the second practice game, we showed our basketball and tried to understand.”
Coach Cho Sang-hyun raised Perry’s self-esteem by watching the video of Perry’s well-played match with the players.스포츠토토 In addition, SK players’ game videos were also shown. Cunningham also gives advice on LG and KBL. Off the court, they are also helping Perry show off his best skills in this playoff.