The key is the combination of Darral Willis and domestic players.
Samsung is in 10th place in the league with 10 wins and 25 losses. Coach Eun Hee-seok replaced all foreign players during the break as a way to break the long losing streak and refresh the atmosphere. Willis, who has a good shot, and Anthony Moss, who can hold up under the goal, are the main characters.
What Manager Eun Hee-seok expects from Willis is offensive power and scoring ability. Willis recorded 26 points and 8 rebounds in 32 minutes and 13 seconds in a home game against Ulsan Hyundai Mobis held at Jamsil Gymnasium on the 27th.
Willis exploded his offensive power from the second quarter. He scored various points, including a mid-range shot, a 3-pointer, and a dunk. As Willis stood at the forefront of the attack, Shin Dong-hyuk also put in a mid-range shot, and Samsung turned around 32-31. However, the initiative was immediately taken away by Hyundai Mobis’ even scoring.
Although Willis was running out of stamina in the 4th quarter, he continued to attack and scored 7 points in the 4th quarter alone. It was also an environment where Willis had no choice but to attack in succession. No goals were scored by domestic players. Except for Lee Dong-yeop, Willis was the only one who succeeded in field goals in the 4th quarter. In the end, Samsung lost 70-85, ending their 12-game losing streak. 메이저놀이터
Willis played much longer than Moss (7:13). This was the result of coach Eun Hee-seok’s strong will to raise the scoring power, which is ranked 10th in the league with an average of 73.1 points this season. I expected active movement and scoring from Willis.
Willis has only played 4 games in the KBL yet, but averages 27 minutes, 51 seconds, 24.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. The 3-point shooting success rate is 43.8% (1.8 successes, 4.0 attempts), and the 2-point shooting success rate is 54.0% (8.5 successes, 15.8 attempts). It is true that his scoring ability is outstanding.
Coach Eun Hee-seok, whom we met after the game, said, “The field goal success rate continues to rise. A bigger body and better athleticism would be great, but Willis is contributing on the offensive side. We will find a combination of domestic players that can make use of Willis’ offensive power as much as possible.”