Kim Jin-yu’s hustle play makes director Kim Seung-gi laugh.
Kim Jin-yu of the Goyang Carrot Jumpers recorded 12 points and 17 rebounds in a match against Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation in the 4th round of the 2022-2023 SKT Edot Professional Basketball Regular League held at Goyang Gymnasium on the 21st, achieving a double-double for the first time since his debut. .
Kim Jin-yu was a player who made a name for himself as an ace and scorer on the team during his time at Konkuk University. As a result, he entered the pro with the 10th pick in the 1st round of the 2016 draft.
However, Kim Jin-yu did not easily find a place on the KBL stage and left a regret. There were many cases of absurd turnovers due to his inexperience, and he could not easily appeal his strengths. He has never played more than 10 minutes on average, except for this season, except for the 2017-2018 season.
Kim Jin-yu, who had an unstable position in the team, began to make a mark with active defense and hustle play after being discharged from the military. He didn’t play long, but he was often used as a card to boost the team’s energy level.
Kim Jin-yu, who played in 38 games last season, seized the opportunity properly this season when coach Kim Seung-gi took over. Kim Jin-yu’s playing time this season averaged 19 minutes and 31 seconds, the most since his debut.
There is a reason why coach Kim Seung-gi uses Kim Jin-yu moderately, even though his record is not particularly outstanding with an average of 3.3 points and 4.4 rebounds. Kim Jin-yu, who plays harder on the court than anyone else, is a player who can bring the atmosphere of the game with his energy level.
Even with a height of less than 190 cm, there is a scene in every game where he breaks through the tall forest and catches a rebound. The driving force for Jeon Seong-hyun and Lee Jung-hyun to focus more on attack comes from the dedication of Kim Jin-yu and Kim Kang-seon. 스포츠토토
In addition, Kim Jin-yu is often in charge of marking the opponent’s key players, from guards to forwards. It cannot be said that they are completely the same, but coach Kim Seung-gi is using Kim Jin-yu similarly to Moon Seong-gon during his KGC days.
Kim Jin-yu’s presence stood out in this game as well. He acted as a dedicated defender for Byun Jun-hyung, one of the best guards in KBL, and devoted himself to rebounding and grabbing 17 points. Highest number of rebounds among all players in the game. It is hard to believe that this is a record achieved by a 188cm player.
Kim Jin-yu sets his whole body on fire when he is on the court, even when the game is on the decline. On this day, even during the garbage time when the main players were missing, he blew his body and grabbed a rebound. Even when you want to be hurt by colliding with an opponent or making a wrong landing, you quickly get up and shake it off.
Recently, her presence has been revealed even in her attacks. Kim Jin-yu, who made three 3-pointers in the previous match against DB, actively attacked and scored 12 points that day. There was also a scene where he scored by making a breakthrough, which he often showed during his college days. The 12 points is Kim Jin-yu’s most points this season.
Kim Jin-yu, who is literally like salt, is a player who has no choice but to receive affection from the coach and teammates in many ways. Coach Seunggi Kim already praised Jinyu Kim from the Tongyeong Cup held in October of last year, saying, “He is the most beautiful player on the team. It is beyond words.”
Thanks to Kim Jin-yu’s dedicated 17 rebounds, Carrot ran a pleasant 5-game winning streak with the first win of the season against KGC. What will Kim Jin-yu do in the match against SK on the 23rd?