Oh Se-geun, who was often injured, why did he become ‘Geon Se-geun’ this season?
Oh Se-geun (36, 2m) has a nickname that is not a unique nickname, ‘Keon Se-geun’. ‘Gun Se-geun’ means ‘healthy Oh Se-geun’, and this explanation is often added to differentiate between when the overwhelming big man Oh Se-geun is injured and when he is not.
Oh Se-geun was the main player in leading the team to victory in the championship match at once in the 2011-12 season, his professional debut season. He’s not tall, but he’s a top-level big man who doesn’t give up in a fight and plays very cleverly behind the basket.
However, there were many times when Oh Se-geun was away due to frequent injuries. He played all 54 regular league games in only one season (2016-17 season). KGC won the combined championship this season.
Oh Se-geun underwent ankle surgery in 2012, his second year as a pro, and took the entire 2012-13 season off. His plantar fasciitis continued after that. Since he is a post resource, there were many cases where his lips were parted or his eyes were torn during a physical fight. He also suffered minor injuries to his shoulder and knee. It is only three seasons that he has played more than 50 regular league games since his debut. It was six seasons, half of the 11 seasons, that he played more than 40 games.
Oh Se-geun, who played only 17 games in the 2019-20 season, was not active in the regular league even in the 2020-21 season, when the team won the championship match. He also received a sober evaluation that the aging curve was outstanding.
Oh Se-geun is a bit different this season. He is still playing an average of 27 minutes in 38 games without any major injuries. What stands out more than his scoring (average of 12.6 points) is that the number of rebounds (average of 6.3) is the highest in the last four seasons.
While Omari Spellman (average 19.3 points), who has good scoring skills, focuses on offense, Oh Se-geun silently focuses more on defense and rebounding under the goal. Since last season, the team’s contribution has increased by raising the probability of shooting from the outskirts, such as putting more than one 3-point shot on average per game. 먹튀검증
KGC coach Kim Sang-shik explained that the secret to Oh Se-geun’s health and injury-free season this season is “because he gives him enough rest.”
Coach Kim said, “For a veteran like Se-geun Oh, rest and body care are more important than team training during the season. He gave permission that he did not have to participate in the daily team training if he thought it would be better to take a break based on his own judgment.” In the match against Suwon KT on the 6th, Oh Se-geun, who had a foul trouble at the beginning of the 3rd quarter, was allowed to rest on the bench until the game was over.
Coach Kim said, “In the KT match, the outer defense is more important, so I didn’t put Oh Se-geun in too much.” Give Oh Se-geun a break even when the opponent forms a small lineup with short, fast players.
According to coach Kim’s explanation, not only veterans like Oh Se-geun, but also young players like Byun Jun-hyeong, who spend more than 30 minutes on average during the season, KGC does not force team training during the season and makes rest a priority. This may be the secret to KGC’s recent 5-game winning streak to keep the lead.