Park Jae-hyun scored his first double-digit score on the Japanese stage.
Niigata Albirex BB lost 83-89 in a match against Sun Locus Shibuya in the B. League 2022-2023 season held at Aoyama Gakuin Memorial Hall in Shibuya, Shibuya-ku온라인바카라, Japan on the 8th.
Foreign players Kofi Cockburn (19 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists) and Roscoe Allen (12 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists) did their part, and Rayon Shibuta (13 points, 3 assists) also showed off his presence. He kept the lead until the first half, but lost his concentration in the second half and suffered a painful come-from-behind defeat. Niigata, with 8 wins and 41 losses, was still at the bottom of the Central Division.
South Korea’s Park Jae-hyun ran for 14 minutes and 52 seconds, recording 10 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists and 1 steal. He attempted three 3-pointers and hit two, while five of his seven field shots broke the rim. He performed perfectly even in a relatively short playing time. 10 points is the first double-digit score after advancing to the B.League.
Park Jae-hyun, who was put in as a last-minute substitute in the 1st quarter and did not show much presence, made his 2nd quarter his stage. He reported his first points with a 3-pointer, followed by a break through and a layup. After that, Oluwadamilola assisted Utah Joseph Mosaku’s outer gun with an accurate pass.
Park Jae-hyun, who was excited, calmly succeeded in two free throws obtained from the opponent’s foul and added points. He also hit another 3-pointer after receiving a screen from Allen on the top. All of this took place in just 6 minutes and 27 seconds. With Park Jae-hyeon at the fore, Niigata widened the score to 47-29 in the middle of the second quarter.
Park Jae-hyun, who continued to step on the court in the second half, focused on playing to save his teammates rather than scoring his own. He assisted Tensho Sugimoto’s shot under the net and assisted Allen’s 3-pointer. At the end of the quarter, he added an assist by helping Cockburn score under the goal.
Park Jae-hyun, who also stepped on the court in the fourth quarter, committed two turnovers and retired to the bench. In the meantime, Niigata could not control Shibuya’s attack led by James Michael McAdoo and allowed a turnaround. After that, he couldn’t find his mood again and knelt down as it was.