Anyang KGC’s ‘Asia Quarter’ Lens Abando (25, Philippines)’s charm is his splendid play with innate athletic ability. In 39 regular league games of the ‘2022~2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball’, Altoran played an average of 18 minutes and 38 seconds, contributing 9 points and 2.3 rebounds to the team’s regular league championship.
However, it was rare to see Abando in the quarter-final playoffs (PO, 3 best-of-5 matches) with Goyang Carrot. He played in all games 1-4, but averaged only 6 minutes and 40 seconds, averaging only 0.5 points and 1.8 rebounds. Omari Spellman, Byun Jun-hyeong, Oh Se-geun, and Moon Seong-gon, who were the main players, did their part, and other sixth men such as Park Ji-hoon, Bae Byung-jun, and Jung Jun-won were outstanding, so it was difficult to step on the court.
Abando’s playing time is expected to increase in the championship match (best of 7) against Seoul SK starting on the 25th. Kim Sang-shik, coach of KGC, also said, “Abando will take a lot of playing time in the championship match.” The reason is clear. When Abando met SK in the regular league, it flew wildly. It was to the point where SK coach Jeon Hee-cheol complained, “Abando flies around whenever he meets our team.” 스포츠토토
Abando played an average of 31 minutes and 40 seconds in 5 regular league games with SK, recording 20.4 points, 4 rebounds and 2.8 assists. He was overwhelmingly better than the other eight teams in scoring, rebounding, and assists. This is why coach Kim expects Abando’s performance in the championship match.
On the other hand, in two regular league games with Carrot, he recorded 7 points and 5 rebounds in 17 minutes and 31 seconds, but there were rather many errors at 2.5. It was more than twice that of SK (1.2). Coach Kim said, “There was an aspect where Abando did not perform well against Carrot,” which is an extension of that.