“I can’t run like this every time, but… .”
Seoul SK escaped from a losing streak by winning 82-81 after a close match against the 2022-23 SKT A-Dot professional basketball Anyang KGC held at the Anyang Indoor Gymnasium on the 18th. In addition, he recorded his second win against all clubs of the season and showed off his appearance after winning the championship.
The first contributor to the victory was, of course, Jamil Warney. He played 40 minutes full time and recorded 32 points, 12 rebounds and 2 steals. He also won a decision victory against Omari Spellman (14 points, 12 rebounds) and led the season’s first win against KGC.
Warney said, “There were not a few games where we played well in the first half but collapsed in the second half. Today, from the beginning, he was focused and did not repeat the same mistakes. Thanks to everyone’s hard work, we were able to produce good results. In order to go to a strong team, we have to supplement this and that and bring a good game in the future.”
Warney and Spellman are the most expensive foreign players this season. And that’s the best. In the last two confrontations, Warney lost unfortunately, but this time he succeeded in revenge.
Warney said, “Me and Spellman respect each other. KGC is the #1 team and Spellman is a player in it. We know each other well because we played matchups often. I tried to stop him from doing well,” he said. Spellman would have done the same.”
SK coach Jeon Hee-cheol said, “Warney told me not to take him out. That’s why he played 40 minutes full-time,” he explained. Regarding this, Warney said, “Every moment he enters the court, he just thinks he has to do his best and come out. There is a good player named Leon Williams, but in the case of today, he tried to digest 40 minutes because his concentration was alive. Of course, you can’t run like this every time. It is important to contribute to victory by doing our best with what we are given.”안전놀이터
Warney currently ranks first in scoring with 23.1 points per game. For him with overwhelming skills, Choi Jun-yong’s comeback was like putting on wings. In SK, where the transition game came to life, at the center was Warney, who got a helper named Choi Jun-yong.
Warney said, “It is natural to be close to all the players on the team, but I am closest to Choi Jun-yong. We share the same room and talk about various things, not only in the stadium but also when living and going to away games. We talk about basketball with each other and try to fill in any gaps. That seems to lead to good performance,” he expressed affection.
It’s already the 4th season only in Korea. Now Warney has all his strengths and weaknesses exposed, but he’s still the best. Having already been selected as the foreign player MVP twice, he can aim for a third foreign player MVP if he continues his current performance.
However, Warney said, “I don’t think it’s too early to comment yet. Right now, the priority is to contribute to victory by just working hard. Also, improving day by day is the ultimate goal. If you pay attention to that part, good things will happen.”