Didric Lawson (202cm, F) was blocked when it was important.
Goyang Carrot lost 65-82 to Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball regular league held at Goyang Gymnasium on the 2nd. Failed to win 6 consecutive wins at the founding home and KGC Ginseng Corporation. It was meaningful to maintain the 5th place alone (19 wins, 18 losses).
Director Kim Seung-gi, who was the commanding tower of Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation, has been conducting Carrot since the 2022-2023 season. Jeon Seong-hyeon (188cm, F), who has been reborn as the best shooter in the KBL, also newly joined Carrot.
Carrot replaced all two existing foreign players. Lawson, who played for Orion, Goyang, the predecessor of Carrot, is one of them. Lawson was picked as Carrot’s first option foreign player.
Lawson is a versatile player. He is a player who knows and plays basketball. He doesn’t have explosive athleticism, but he can blend in with domestic players. He can help point guard Lee Jeong-hyeon (187cm, G) and can disperse the defense of Jeon Seong-hyeon, who will be the main scorer.
Of course, the absence of a clear big man could hurt Lawson. This is because Lawson, who is weak in the defense behind the goal, has to run with the burden. In particular, after the injury of David Simon (202cm, C), Lawson has to carry more.
Lawson is averaging 28 minutes and 4 seconds in 36 games in the 2022-2023 season. He is averaging 17.9 points, 9.6 rebounds (2.0 on offense) and 3.4 assists per game with 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocked shots. He is very active in both offense, defense and rebounding.
Lawson is already serving more than a first-option foreign player. Nevertheless, Lawson’s strengths should come out stronger in the KGC Ginseng Corporation exhibition. This is because KGC’s power is much stronger than Carrot’s, and KGC’s foreign player, Omari Spellman (203cm, F), showed explosive power in the Jeonju KCC match on January 31st.
However, Lawson was left out of the starting lineup. Jonathan Alledge (204cm, F) stepped onto the court first. Players equipped with alet map shooting. If Al Ledge shows his shooting prowess, Lawson could be guaranteed a break. He can show his strength at critical times. 스포츠토토
Alledge scored 9 points in 8 minutes and 54 seconds after the start of the first quarter. However, it did not give Lawson the same defensive power and stability. In particular, defense was a problem. He couldn’t do both fast-breaking and well-coordinated defense. Carrot, whose defense was shaken, was pushed back by a double-digit score difference (13-23) 1 minute and 6 seconds before the end of the first quarter.
Lawson could no longer rest. He stepped on the court 1 minute and 6 seconds before the end of the first quarter. He shook the defense of KGC Ginseng Corporation by participating in an offensive rebound and breaking through. After gathering the defense, he helped Cho Han-jin (194cm, F) score 3 points with a kick-out pass.
Lawson’s strategy was to dig into the paint. After he was positioned in the paint, he either handled it himself or passed the ball to teammates outside the 3-point line. It was the same principle that Ahn Jung-wook (194cm, F) made a 3-point shot 12 seconds before the end of the second quarter. Lawson scored 6 points, 6 rebounds (attack 2) and 2 assists in the 2nd quarter alone. Carrot, who nearly fell behind by a double-digit score, finished the first half with a score of 37-42.
KGC Ginseng Corporation increased its defensive concentration. In particular, Yang Hee-jong (195cm, F), who blocked Lawson, was like that. I blocked Lawson more harshly. Lawson’s flexibility and sense were difficult to communicate. When Lawson was blocked, Carrot’s offensive bow was also blocked. The reason why the third quarter was pushed back to 39-51 in 3 minutes and 6 seconds.
Nonetheless, Lawson tried to shake the defense somehow. However, the pass itself was difficult. Even when the opportunity arose, he made a pass that was difficult for his teammates to receive. Derivative options due to Lawson also did not come out. Carrot was also pushed further to 48-70.
He faced Yang Hee-jong in the 4th quarter. They seemed to have found a way out, but the match was confirmed. He recorded 10 points, 9 rebounds (attack 3), 5 assists and 2 steals, but had to admit a complete defeat with his teammates.