Suwon KT Dave Ildefonso played an active part with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in the match against Ulsan Hyundai Mobis in the 2022-2023 KBL D-League 1 held at Icheon LG Champions Park on the 25th. KT’s Ildefonso and Kim Min-wook (25 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists) stood out, but their concentration dropped sharply in the 4th quarter and they lost 78-93.
Ildefonso, whom we met after the game, said, “It was a bit cold in the gym. The D-League is similar to the regular league, and the game pace is fast. It seems that Hyundai Mobis’ first team members played a lot, so I think I had a good match with players with excellent skills.”
Ildefonso’s advantage is breaking through with fast speed. The 3-point shot in the open chance is also compliant. He was known as a player with a strong tendency to attack, but he focused on selfless play on the KBL stage.
After the match against Wonju DB on the 23rd, KT coach Seo Dong-cheol said, “Ildefonso is too selfless. I think we should order them to attack more aggressively,” he said.
Regarding this, Ildefonso said, “I saw the director (Seo Dong-cheol) say that in an interview. In fact, even during Ateneo University, I was an altruistic player who focused on team play. Even after coming to Korea, I promised myself that I would play as a team. However, since the coach wants to play aggressively, I thought I should ask for more balls and be more aggressive.”
Perhaps because of the interview with manager Seo Dong-chul, Ildefonso focused on attacking that day. He actively tried to break through, and when he had a chance, he threw a shot without hesitation. As a result, he scored 10 points, including two 3-pointers, in the first quarter alone. After that, Yatoo didn’t listen, but it certainly seemed to be more active in the attack than before.
“Through today’s (25th) game, we can play more aggressive basketball like we do in the Philippines. We are still in the stage of adapting in various aspects such as our team style and system. Today, I definitely felt that I needed to play more aggressively.” Ildefonso said.
Currently, KT is in 7th place with 14 wins and 19 losses. If Ildefonso gives strength in the front line like today, it is expected that he will be able to jump into the mid-table fight again. 메이저사이트
Ildefonso said, “I want to prove that KT made a good choice. Looking at my followers on social media, there are a lot of stories about me being a popular star, but I think showing it as a basketball player is the first thing. I came to Korea for that purpose. I will show my everything as a basketball player in the future.”