KB defeated Samsung Life Insurance in the home room and ran a 4-game winning streak.
KB Stars, led by coach Kim Wan-soo, won a 88-67 home game against Samsung Life Bloomings in the 5th round of Shinhan Bank 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball held at Cheongju Gymnasium on the 28th. KB won all 4 games held after the All-Star break, narrowing the lead with 4th place Shinhan Bank Sbird to 2.5 games (8 wins and 13 losses). On the other hand, Samsung Life Insurance has fallen into a swamp of 5 consecutive losses and has to worry about the collapse of the 50% win rate (11 wins and 10 losses).
In KB, Park Ji-soo dominated the bottom of the goal with 24 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steal, and 2 blocked shots, leading KB to victory, and point guard Ye-eun Huh, recording a double-double with 10 points and 12 assists, was very active. KB is a team led by center Park Ji-soo, shooter Kang I-seul, and point guard Huh Ye-eun, but this player’s performance behind the scenes cannot be overlooked. On this day, Kim Min-jung, who recorded a 100% field goal success rate (6/6) and performed like Altoran with 19 points and 8 rebounds, is the main character. 스포츠토토
The net exhaustive performance of the players from the 2nd round
WKBL’s best player Park Ji-soo, who won the ‘back-to-back MVP’, Park Hye-jin, who won the MVP 5 times, Park Ji-hyeon, the next-generation ace who will succeed her (Woori Bank Woori Won), Kang I-seul, the league’s number one shooter, and Shin Ji-hyun, the pillar of Hana 1Q, have one thing in common. . It is that he has been called the best prospect among his peers since high school and received the first overall pick in the rookie draft. However, there are players in WKBL who are active as the main players of each team even after being nominated in the second round.
The best success story from the 2nd round is Kang Young-sook, the best ‘Blue Walker Center’ of WKBL history, who harvested as many as 9 championship rings through Woori Bank and Shinhan Bank. Kang Young-suk, who was nominated by Hanbit Bank (now Woori Bank) in the 2000 rookie draft with the 5th pick in the second round, jumped to the starting lineup as her skills improved rapidly after transferring to Shinhan Bank. In the 2010-2011 season, she recorded 11.3 points and 7.6 rebounds and was named regular league MVP for the first and last time in her career.
Yeom Yoon-ah (KB), who was nominated in the 2nd round and 5th place in the 2005 rookie draft, is also steadily active as an active player even in her mid-30s. Yeom Yoon-a, who seemed to be quickly forgotten by transferring to an unemployed team after one year of joining the pro team, rejoined Shinsegae Cool Cat (currently Hana OneQ) in 2008 and revealed her value little by little with stable play with few mistakes, although it was not flashy. After moving to KB in 2018, Yeom Yoon-ah took on the team’s dirty work and contributed to two combined championships.
Hana 1 Q’s ‘Ji-yeom’ Kim Ji-young was also nominated in the 2nd round and 3rd in the 2015 rookie draft, and started her professional life without much attention. However, in the 2016-2017 season, which was the second year, Kim Ji-young, who put forward speed and bold breakthroughs, energized the league and was nominated for the rookie of the year with 5.89 points and 1.83 assists. Of course, because Kim Ji-young’s competitor for Rookie of the Year was Park Ji-soo, Kim Ji-young’s title as Rookie of the Year ended in vain.
Kang Yoo-rim, who is posting the second most points (13.19 points) at Samsung Life after Bae Hye-yoon this season, is also from the second round of the rookie draft. Kang Yoo-rim, who was nominated for Hanawon Q in the 2nd round and 3rd place in the 2020 rookie draft even after conquering the college league during his days at Gwangju University, recorded 7.3 points and 3.97 rebounds as soon as he joined, and was selected as the Rookie of the Year. Even after transferring to Samsung Life Insurance, Kang Yoo-rim continues to be active as a main player and shows a steep growth rate.
On the 28th, 100% shooting success rate against Samsung Life Insurance
Kim Min-jeong played an active role as the team’s ace at Chuncheon Girls’ High School, but she did not receive much attention because of Samcheonpo Girls’ High School’s Iseul Kang, Cheongju Girls’ High School’s Choi I-sam (Woori Bank), and Suwon Girls’ High School’s Geumgul (Shinhan Bank). In the end, Kim Min-jung was nominated by KB in the 2nd round and 1st place in the 2012 rookie draft and entered the pro. As a forward, he has a good height of 180cm, but a player from the second round is not easy to get many chances in the team from the start.
Kim Min-jung also stayed as a player who was more familiar with the bench than the court and the Futures League rather than the first team for four seasons after joining the pro team. Then, Kim Min-jung, who started to show her presence by digesting 30 regular league games in the 2017-2018 season, joined KB’s main rotation in earnest from the 2018-2019 season. And the team’s built-in main forward Kang A-jeong played an active role as the main forward in the 2020-2021 season, which began to falter, scoring double-digit points (12.48 points) for the first time in his 8 seasons as a pro.
In fact, Kim Min-jung is not a professional shooter like Kang I-seul, who boasts accurate outside shots, nor is Kim Dan-bi (Woori Bank) an ‘all-rounder forward’ who plays an active role in various fields in the offense and defense. However, Kim Min-jung is by far the top of the league in her ‘off the ball move’, which is looking for an empty spot with no defense. When Park Ji-soo’s assist defense comes in, Kim Min-jung moves to a space where there is no defense without fail and receives a pass from Park Ji-soo and Heo Ye-eun to score easily.
In the match against Samsung Life Insurance on the 28th, Kim Min-jung’s movement without a ball stood out. Kim Min-jeong, who diligently ran the court for 35 minutes and 24 seconds that day, received passes from Heo Ye-eun and Park Ji-soo, and made 5 2-point shots, 1 3-point shots, and 6 free throws without a single miss, scoring 19 points. He also scored 8 rebounds, including 3 offensive rebounds, through diligent movement, and also recorded 2 steals on defense, showing a perfect performance.
Kim Min-jung’s 3-point success rate is only 29.8% this season, but her 2-point success rate is 56.7%, surpassing Park Ji-hyun (55.7%) and is ranked first in the league, and her free throw success rate is also very high at 87.5% (3rd). It is somewhat lacking in splendor, but it means that Kim Min-jung is one of the most efficient players in the entire league. And as ‘KB’s Unsung Hero’ Kim Min-jung’s performance continues, KB’s upward trend in the second half will continue.