In the history of KBL, the trend of foreign players has been steadily changing. During the first year’s tryout, a player who stood out for his splendid play, such as making dunks, drew attention, but soon realized that was not the case. It is only natural that players who can help the team win are favored, even if it is somewhat less fun to watch.
In addition to the two-man participation system, when there were height restrictions due to short stature, undersized big men like Cliff Reed and Johnny McDowell, who played more than a modest center, were in the limelight. Although his height is not much different from that of an average small forward, it was possible to become a twin tower only with foreign players if selected well. In particular, McDowell was not great technically, but he showed off his majesty with a play that stirred and pushed under his goal with the power radiating from his drum-like body.
It may not be much different on the overseas stage, where there are many players with size, power, and technique, but at least on the domestic stage, McDowell was much more threatening than most technicians. Afterwards, a player with good athletic ability who runs well and jumps high like Marcus Hicks led the trend, and a tall swingman with good mobility like Aaron Haynes showed off his power according to the team situation.
Of course, to use a swingman or guard type in the single foreign player entry system, you need a native big man as well as tall resources to support you to some extent in defense. Here, what determines whether a swingman or a post resource is strength, not height. No matter how tall he is, a slim figure like Ron University Hollis-Jefferson won’t help much in the back of the net.
Meanwhile, Anyang KGC and SK, which will face each other in this season’s championship match, are envying each team because they have so-called power technicians who can score points while going back and forth while being able to compete against orthodox big men near the post. ‘Flying Spamman’ Omari Spellman (25‧206cm) and ‘Jamsil Warney’ Jamil Warney (29‧199cm) are the main characters.
Both have good strength like McDowell, run well like Hicks, and have technical perfection, so it is evaluated that they are a decent foreign player. While taking charge of scoring stably, he also has the presence at the post that a big man foreign player should have.
This is also revealed in terms of performance. In the regular league this season, Spellman averaged 19.86 points (2nd place), 2.39 assists, 9.94 rebounds, 0.80 steals, and 1.10 blocked shots (1st place) in 51 games, and Warney averaged 24.22 points (2nd place) in 54 games. 1), 3.15 assists, 11.19 rebounds, 1.28 steals, and 0.94 blocked shots (3rd). Both of them have a solid and heavy physique, but show the commonality of good athletic ability and elasticity. 토토사이트
Warney, who started playing for SK from the 2019-20 season when coach Moon Kyung-eun was in command of the team, is a big man capable of attacking in all directions in various areas near the post. He is not tall even by KBL standards, but his long wingspan and power and technique make him a significant presence in the net. Rather than flashy and colorful, he is a style that uses certain weapons to release attacks, but his perfection is so high that it is not easy to block even if he overdoes it openly.