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Ulsan Hyundai Mobis beat Seoul Samsung 77-69 in the 2023-2024 professional basketball home game held at Ulsan Dongcheon Gymnasium on the 9th. Hyundai Mobis escaped its second consecutive loss with the performance of Ham Ji-hoon (18 points, 9 assists) and Kebe Aluma (17 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks), even though Lee Woo-suk was absent and Prim (12 points, 4 rebounds) was sent off for technical fouls and U-fouls.
Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun said after the victory, "Ham Ji-hoon is a player who should be trusted because the players have no experience. "I'm not as young as I used to be, so I can't play for more than 30 minutes," he said, praising Ham Ji-hoon, "I hired Ji-hoon a lot because I wanted to take five wins in every round unconditionally, he praised Ham Ji-hoon. Ham Ji-hoon, who played an average of 13 minutes and 50 seconds before the game, played 22 minutes and 5 seconds in the game against Samsung.
Ham Ji-hoon said, "Lee Woo-suk is out, but I'm glad I won. It was also good to prepare, he said. "There was a variable that Prim fell out in the middle, but the rest filled it well and I was able to win."
Prim, who received a technical foul at the end of the first quarter, was sent off after receiving a U-foul while blocking Coffey Coburn's shot with 3:42 left in the third quarter.
When asked how he felt at the moment of Prim's exit, Ham Ji-hoon said, "I was very embarrassed," adding, "But I played a lot without Prim in Japan's off-season training, and I trained a lot off-season when there were no signatures and Wooseok, so I was able to win because everyone practiced well."
"(Prim) listens to me a lot, but if I get excited, I have to help him and calm him down because he is hot-tempered. He seems excited when he thinks it's unfair, he said. "The coach and the players also tell him to deal with it smartly." Prim is better than when he first came (laughs). I'm trying too," he added.
Ham Ji-hoon, who had only scored one of eight three-point shots before the game, succeeded in two of three three-point shots on the day.
Ham Ji-hoon said, "I don't go in every game, but I don't care and try to shoot if I have a chance. I'm trying to throw confidently as I practiced," he said.
Hyundai Mobis players are not just young.
When asked what he wants from his juniors, Ham Ji-hoon said, "Everyone is following me well. It's a pity that there are injuries in the hard part. Young players should not get hurt as much as possible, he said. "The teamwork is correct because other players fill it in. We need to unite and continue the game as a one-team team," he replied.
Ham Ji-hoon was able to play nine assists because of the entry pass that saved foreign players well. However, there was also a mistake during the pass process.
Ham Ji-hoon said, "Each has its own strengths and weaknesses. I like entry passes and settling down. I also communicate with Prim a lot," he said. "I don't know because I haven't played much (with Aluma). Aluma plays with Kim Jun-il and Jang Jae-seok. I play a lot with Prim. (Aluma) is good at basketball, so he has skills. If we run together, I think we can match well together. I'm reflecting on myself because I have a lot of pass misses. I only made five mistakes," he said. Ham Ji-hoon made three official mistakes.
Thursday, November 9, 2023