[Baco IN Kawasaki] What is the performance of Hyundai Mobis’ sparring partner, Ibaraki Robots?
Ibaraki also sparred like Hyundai Mobis.
Ulsan Hyundai Mobis held a practice match with Ibaraki Robots of the Japanese B League on the 29th at Adastria Mito Arena located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. The result was a 70-63 win.
Hyundai Mobis originally planned to hold a practice game with Ibaraki on the 28th. However, the schedule was postponed by one day. But there is something that hasn’t changed. The point was that Hyundai Mobis had to travel 2 hours and 30 minutes for the game. (For reference, the travel time is based on one way).
Meanwhile, Ibaraki, Hyundai Mobis’ practice match opponent, recorded 23 wins and 37 losses in the B League in the 2022-2023 season. recorded. 6th place out of 8 teams in the Eastern League. Didn’t advance to the playoffs. It wasn’t a top team.
However, Hyundai Mobis’ goal for this training camp is ‘game sense.’ The practice game itself is important. Moreover, since the team Hyundai Mobis faced two days ago was the B3 League (Earthfriends Tokyo Z), Ibaraki can be a good sparring partner for Hyundai Mobis.
Kohei Nakamura (181cm, G), Taminora Mosaku (193cm, G), Hayato Yamaguchi (195cm, G), Chehares Topscott (195cm, F), and Thomas Kennedy (201cm, F) were deployed first. The lineup included one foreign player (Chehares Topscott), one naturalized player (Thomas Kennedy), and one mixed-race player (Daminora Mosaku).
Cehares controlled the flow of the game in the half court. He was the main ball handler. After pulling Jang Jae-seok (202 cm, C) or Kebe Aluma (206 cm, F) out of the 3-point line, the remaining four players penetrated the base line or paint zone.
Ibaraki used all three foreign players (Max Hisatake, Thomas Kennedy, and Angus Brandt) in the middle of the first quarter. He put a burden on Hyundai Mobis with his physicality and wide offense and defense range. Only 1 point was conceded in the first 5 minutes of the game.
Ibaraki was able to take advantage of the foreign player’s height. However, Ibaraki foreign players moved more around the 3-point line. He attacked the Hyundai Mobis defense with a breakaway, floater, 3-pointer, or mid-range jumper. A Hyundai Mobis official who came to the stadium said, “Foreign players who tend to be outlying resources come to the B League.”
Ibaraki used only two foreign players (including naturalized players) in the second quarter. The proportion of Japanese players has increased. The style of play was no different from the first quarter. However, the passing speed was faster and space was utilized more widely.
Ibaraki attacked the paint zone and the 3-point line evenly. However, finishing efficiency was low. Also, he was unable to find a clear option in Hyundai Mobis’ fast-paced defensive rotation. It was down 21-28 4 minutes and 15 seconds before the end of the second quarter.
Once pushed, Ibaraki could hardly recover his mood. I was shaken by Hyundai Mobis’ organized air defense movement.카지노사이트 Of course, there were mixed guard-type players such as Nakamura Jazz (187cm, G) and Daminora used rather than tall foreign players, but the difference between Ibaraki and Hyundai Mobis became larger. The first half ended at 29-38.
Ibaraki brought in Cehares and Angus Brandt (208cm, C) at the same time. Attempting a full court press after scoring. Because Angus, the biggest player in the lineup, put pressure on the baseline passer, Ibaraki’s defensive effect was great. They pressured Hyundai Mobis with a 37-41 score just 3 minutes into the third quarter.
Ibaraki fielded one naturalized player, one mixed-race player, and two foreign players. We tried to gain the upper hand in a physical fight with Hyundai Mobis. However, Ibaraki did not achieve the desired effect. He ended the third quarter with a 44-51 lead.
Ibaraki had fun scoring three points early in the fourth quarter. The person holding the ball penetrates the paint zone and passes it to the shooter located in the corner. Thomas Kennedy and Shugo Asai (197cm, F) received it. Ibaraki went back to 52-51 just 1 minute and 50 seconds into the fourth quarter.
Ibaraki brought in four Japanese players six minutes before the end of the game. There is one foreign player included on the court. Ibaraki’s core intention was ‘high energy level’ and ‘fast speed’. He tried to counter a Hyundai Mobis lineup that included only one foreign player or a Hyundai Mobis lineup that featured all five domestic players.
However, the speed battle that Ibaraki intended was a failure. They could not keep up with Hyundai Mobis’ passing speed and defensive rotation speed. As a result, the score was 56-67 with 2 minutes and 26 seconds left before the end of the game. I tried to catch up at the end, but I felt limited.