Ronjay Avarientos (24, Shinshu), who won the KBL Rookie of the Year award and suddenly left for Japan, is performing poorly. why?
In the KBL last season, Abarrientos caused a ‘Philippine sensation.’ Abarrientos recorded 13.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 4.8 assists, becoming the first Asian player to win the Rookie of the Year award. Creative passing and sharp dribbling were his unique weapons that were never found in Korean players.
Hyundai Mobis showed its sincerity from the beginning by signing a two-year contract with Avarientos. However, he had a disagreement with the coaching staff and refused to join the team in the off-season. In the end, Hyundai Mobis announced him as a retired player and released him. Avarientos signed a contract with Yang Jae-min’s former team, the Shinshu Brave Warriors of the Japanese B. League.
This is a contract that the player unilaterally terminated. Hyundai Mobis had no obligation to release him. If Hyundai Mobis does not issue a transfer consent (LC), Abarrientos will not receive a salary and will become a duck egg on the Nakdong River, unable to go to other teams. It was a problem that could go to court. Hyundai Mobis allowed the transfer considering the player’s future. Instead, if Abarrientos makes a comeback to the KBL, he will have to fulfill the remaining one year of his contract at Hyundai Mobis.
Although I went to the Japanese stage after many twists and turns, it was very difficult to adapt. Abarrientos is only playing 10 minutes and 59 seconds per game. Of the team’s nine games, he did not appear at all once and was held scoreless twice. In the match against Sendai on the 28th, Abarrientos suffered the humiliation of playing for only 1 minute and 57 seconds and not scoring a goal.
Fortunately, before Senda on the 29th, Abarrientos played 18 minutes and 13 seconds, the most since his Japanese debut, scoring 17 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists, including 4 3-pointers. Certainly, his individual abilities are still good. Until then, his average records were only 5.1 points and 1.7 assists.
Why is it sluggish? This is because the style does not match the new director. Coach Michael Katsuhisa (40) Shinshu is famous for his ‘leadership and cost-effectiveness’ in Japanese professional basketball. This is because Shinshu, which does not have star players due to lack of finances, is raised to the mid-tier every year with his strong organizational skills. He took over as coach of Shinshu in 2018, and played a key role in promoting Shinshu from the second division to the first division in the 2019-20 season.
Katsuhisa plays strictly team-oriented organizational basketball, controlling each and every movement of the players. It is an environment that does not suit Avarientos, who had a certain degree of autonomy at Hyundai Mobis and played the basketball he wanted.
There is also the issue of Asian quota status. With the arrival of the 181cm Abarientos, Japanese domestic players must block the opposing team’s 2m naturalized players or Asian quota players. Since there is no defense in the first place, there are not many games and times where Abarrientos can be used.
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A Japanese basketball official said, “I understand that Coach Katsuhisa took Avarientos, saying he would guarantee him a starting spot. When Avarientos came to Japan, he must have been taken aback by the new environment and tactics. Nagano, where Shinshu is located, is rural, so it may not be easy to adapt. “Avarientos must be missing his Korean days,” he said.
After Abarientos left, Hyundai Mobis strengthened its guard lineup by adding Kim Ji-wan and second-ranked rookie Park Moo-bin to the existing Seo Myung-jin and Kim Tae-wan. Hyundai Mobis, who had won three games in a row since the opening game, suffered its first loss of the season to Sono on the 29th. ‘Chunsam’ is being forgotten.