ULSAN HYUNDAI MOBIS PHOEBUS
Ulsan Hyundai MOBIS Phoebus won their first championship in the Korean Basketball League in 1997, and from then on the team’s performance has been nothing short of legendary. Hyundai MOBIS Phoebus owns one of the greatest dynasties in KBL history. Their storied history contains six championships, the most of any KBL team. Five of their six championships, and the only three-peat in KBL history, have come under the helm of legendary head coach, Yoo Jae Hak. In 2018, he also became the first KBL coach to reach 600 career wins.
After years of dominating the KBL and winning three consecutive championships from 2012-2015, MOBIS has hit a bit of a speed bump. They’re still a top four team in the KBL, but haven’t made it back to the finals since 2016.
Hyundai MOBIS Phoebus enters their first Asia League competition with their most competitive roster ever.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Ra Gunah (Ricardo Ratliffe), a naturalized player, started his KBL career with Hyundai MOBIS Phoebus and was a major contributor to their three consecutive championships. For the past six seasons, he’s averaged 18.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. He also won the KBL’s top foreign player award twice. He’s back and ready to pick up where he left off with Hyundai MOBIS.
New stars are also emerging under coach Yoo Jae Hak. Lee Jonghyun, is a promising 24 year old Center. He averaged 10.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks last season and is ready to showcase more of what he can do.
|4||Moon Taejong||Power forward, Small forward||12/1/1975|
|6||Yang Dong Geun||Shooting guard, Point guard||9/14/1981|
|8||Son Hong Jun||Shooting guard, Point guard||9/17/1995|
|9||Park Kyung Sang||Shooting guard, Point guard||5/20/1990|
|11||Bae Soo Yone||Power forward, Small forward||4/18/1992|
|12||Ham Ji Hoon||Power forward, Small forward||12/11/1984|
|13||Kim Dong Ryang||Centre||11/11/1987|
|21||Oh Yong Jun||Power forward, Small forward||7/12/1980|
|24||Shannon Shorter||Shooting guard, Point guard||8/1/1989|
|22||D J Johnson||Centre||10/8/1993|
|32||Lee Jong Hyun||Centre||2/5/1994|
|41||Nam Young Gil||Shooting guard, Point guard||5/20/1995|
|43||Lee Dae Sung||Shooting guard, Point guard||5/30/1990|
|Yoo Jae Hak||Head Coach|