Ahn Young-joon is transforming the Esquire (SK) into a superpower.
Coach Jeon Hee-cheol’s Seoul Eskies won their third straight game with an 82-75 home victory over the Seoul Samsung of the Korean Professional Basketball League at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul on Tuesday.
The team did not meet expectations due to a tough first round schedule, but the recent three-game winning streak has moved them to third place with a 7-4 record.
More importantly, the team’s mood is uncharacteristic.
The key to the change has been the return of Ahn Young-jun, who returned from military service.
In his first game back, against KT, Ahn scored 16 points, including four three-pointers, to lead the team to victory.
Against Samsung on the 20th, he played 19 minutes and scored just two points, but he opened up scoring opportunities for his teammates with his back-and-forth moves that allowed him to play both shooting guard and power forward.