Ulsan Mobis of South Korea’s KBL wins William Jones Cup

Ulsan Mobis just can’t lose.

After winning their second KBL in as many years in June, they travelled to Taiwan to take part in the William Jones Cup where they would beat Taiwan’s national team 83-79 in the finals to take home the William Jones Cup championship.

Former Missouri forward Ricardo Ratliff, the lone foreigner for Ulsan Mobis, scored a game high 26 points and grabbing 18 rebounds earning him tournament MVP.

Ratliff and naturalized Korean citizen Greg Stevenson carried the load for Mobis. Together, they were unstoppable. No team had an answer for their two-man game. Stevenson looked like Dirk Nowitzki or Paul Pierce during the final game of the group stage where he was lights out from the field.

Ulsan Mobis had only eight players on their roster, and no head coach. One of the players went down with an injury leaving them to five starters and only two reserves. Mobis’ only had two starting players from their regular KBL roster (missing Rod Benson and other key Korean players).

Only six players saw the floor for Mobis during the finals game; they were still able to come away with the victory.

Nick Bedard (@bedardnick) is the editor-in-chief of Basketballbuddha.com.

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