“It seems to jump higher than black players.”
The match was won by Seoul SK, but it was Anyang KGC’s Lens Abando who caught the fans’ attention.
Abando, from the Philippines, joined KGC last summer as an Asia Quarter. He has a tremendous airborne presence in the championship match, using his athleticism.
In the 5th game held on the 3rd, he took 10 rebounds and 6 blocked shots.
His jumping power was amazing. Even among SK fans, exclamations came out.
He blocked SK players’ shots with a fly despite his not-so-tall height of 188 cm. He was so athletic that he became a block even when he ran late. In particular, the block shot that blocked Kim Seon-hyung’s breakthrough in the 4th quarter was the highlight.
SK coach Jeon Hee-chul also stuck out his tongue. Director Jeon Hee-chul earned the nickname ‘Airborne’ for his great motor skills during his active career. Even in the eyes of coach Jeon Heechul, Abando’s athletic ability was on a different level.
“It’s a jumping ability that I can’t play with. He came from somewhere and filmed it. The timing was so good that I even told (Heo) Il-young separately. It was a really great performance.”
“I think he jumps the highest among Asian players I’ve seen since I was a player. He jumps higher than black players.”ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Nevertheless, director Jeon Hee-chul said that he controlled Abando well. In the two games SK lost in the championship match, Abando played an active part with 18 and 14 points, respectively. KGC coach Kim Sang-sik actively ordered Abando to play one-on-one, and SK struggled on defense.
On the other hand, in Game 5, Abando only scored 4 points. Coach Jeon Hee-cheol said, “(Oh) Jae-hyeon told Abando to stick tight. Last game, he gave Abando space so he could easily save his shot. Abando made a lot of blocked shots and made a highlight film, but he scored I blocked it.” I looked back.