“We had a tough season together,” says Shinhan Bank’s Kim Jin-young, who grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds

“We had a tough season together”

Shinhan Bank Incheon won 73-55 against Bucheon Hana OneQ in the sixth round of the Woori Bank Woori WON 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball League on Saturday at Bucheon Indoor Gymnasium. The win clinched fifth place in the standings. Shinhan Bank has a season record of 8 wins and 21 losses.

Kim Jin-young (176 cm, F) grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds. She was just three assists shy of a triple-double with 12 points, 16 rebounds, and seven assists in 38 minutes and 33 seconds. It was a victory for Yoojong.

Kim said, “There were many important games throughout the season, and we didn’t win them all. This game was also a ranking game. The players came together as one. We didn’t lose our focus. I’m really glad we won an important game,” said Kim.

“It was the first time I was injured in my basketball career. It was tough. Once one person got hurt, it was a chain reaction. We had a lot of injuries, so we didn’t have any players to work out. We had a tough season together. Today’s match was the icing on the cake. I’m happy. We have a lot to work on, starting with me. I need to improve more in the off-season.”

Kim suffered a torn ankle ligament in the off-season. The injury affected her throughout the season.

“My ankle was unstable. My shooting was also shaky until the middle of the season. I learned a lot from my injury. I learned how to recover from injuries and get my shooting touch. It didn’t come until the sixth round. I think I’ll be able to shoot a little bit better in the 2024-2025 season,” he said, adding, “There’s more to basketball than just shooting. I learned that I can help the team in other ways. It was a really tough season, but I learned a lot more than that.”

In the off-season, Shinhan Bank designed a big lineup utilizing Byun So-jung (180 cm, F) and Kim Tae-yeon (187 cm, C). Injuries to the two players forced Kim to play 메이저토토사이트 the four and five.

“In the 2022-2023 season, I also played guard. At the beginning of the 2023-2024 season, I played the 4 and 5. It wasn’t the role I prepared for in the offseason. It was confusing. I struggled a lot. Through that process, I learned more. I played various roles. I felt a lot of things. I will improve in the off-season.”

“I also learned a lot from this game. I played a long time with young players. I also tried to lead the players. It’s my mid-year in the team. I have to take care of the younger players and take care of my older sisters. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want a triple-double. (Laughs) Still, I wanted the younger players to gain experience. (Heh) Yoo Jung and the younger players were confident. Coach (Gunadan) kept me in the lineup to try to get a triple-double. I’m really grateful for that,” he concluded the press conference.


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