Shinhan Bank beat BNK in the enemy territory and escaped from the bottom with its first winning streak of the season.
Shinhan Bank’s S-Bird, led by head coach Gunadan, won 77-62 in an away game against BNK Thumb in the fourth round of Woori Bank’s Woori WON Women’s Professional Basketball held at Sajik Indoor Gymnasium in Busan on the 18th. Shinhan Bank, which remained at the bottom of the 16 games in the first half with 2 wins and 14 losses, beat Samsung Life Bloomings and BNK in two consecutive games in the second half, beating BNK by half a game with its first winning streak of the season (4 wins and 14 losses).마카오토토주소
Shinhan Bank showed a strong performance with 18 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals as shooter Bead hit all four 3-pointers, while ace Kim So-na had 15 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, center Kim Tae-yeon had 13 points and 5 rebounds, and point guard Kang Gye-ri had 9 points and 8 assists. Manager Gunathan and Shinhan Bank fans must have been happy that Lee survived as much as the last place and winning streak. The main character is Jinyoung Kim, who recorded his second “double double” of the season with 10 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 assists and 2 block shots.
In May 2022, Shinhan Bank received a great deal of news. Kim Dan-bi, an absolute ace who never left the team for 15 years after joining Shinhan Bank in 2007, moved to Woori WON. In addition, as Han Um-ji, another free agent, left the team, Shinhan Bank was evaluated as losing both the present and the future of the team. Shinhan was named the lowest candidate in the 2022-2023 season by many basketball fans.
However, Shinhan Bank secured a comfortable ticket to the playoffs with a record of six games ahead of fifth-ranked KB Stars (10-20) with 16 wins and 14 losses in the 2022-2023 season. If it had worked a little harder with its performance, which was just one game behind second-ranked BNK (17 wins and 13 losses), it would have been possible to advance to the championship game for the first time in nine years since the 2013-2014 season as well as the second-ranked team. Shinhan Bank, which was called the “last-place candidate,” was able to perform better than expected thanks to the stellar performances of the two compensation players.
Woori Bank, which recruited Kim Dan-bi, failed to include Kim Sonia, who was sixth in scoring (16.82 points) and the top scorer in the team in the 2021-2022 season, in the protected player list as it caught Choi Yi-sam, an internal FA. And Shinhan Bank named Kim Sonia, who has proven scoring ability and an excellent desire to win without hesitation, as Kim Dan-bi’s compensator. Of course, it was true that there was a questionable view as to whether Kim Sonia, who played in a strong team called Woori Bank, could play the ace role of Shinhan Bank, which has weakened its power.
However, there were no worries about Kim Sonia. As Shinhan Bank’s new ace player upon transfer, Kim scored 18.9 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.5 steals in all 30 regular league games last season. Notably, when Park Ji-soo failed to play full-time, Kim topped Kim Dan-bi (17.17 points) in scoring last season. Kim Sonia was the first player in the WKBL history to be crowned the top scorer next season.
Kim Sonia has been active as Shinhan’s ace, but just having an outstanding ace in basketball does not mean a good performance can be achieved. Shinhan Bank also ranked second in the team’s playing time (32 minutes and 09 seconds), scoring 12.00 points, and rebounding (6.07 points), adding to Lee’s performance, which enabled the bank to increase its win rate by more than 50 percent. It is Jinyoung Kim who wore a Shinhan Bank uniform as a compensation player for the FA Han Umji.
Like most players on the professional stage, Jinyoung Kim was also a highly promising prospect when he was in Soongui Girls’ High School. In particular, he scored 66 points against Masan Girls’ High School in the association’s long-term competition on March 28, 2014, setting the record for the most points in a game for the high school girls, which has not been broken yet. Jinyoung Kim, who has been a promising player in the basketball world since high school, joined KB as the second overall pick after Ahn Hye-ji (BNK) in the 2014-2015 season’s rookie draft.
At that time, however, KB had a lot of outstanding forward resources such as Byun Yeon-ha (BNK senior coach), Jung Mi-ran, and Kang A-jung, and Jinyoung Kim recorded around 10 minutes of playing time during the five seasons after joining the professional league, failing to exceed three points on average. Jinyoung Kim, which had such a disappointing time with KB’s surplus power, transferred to BNK through a trade with Kim So-dam in November 2019. And Jinyoung Kim has expanded its presence by steadily increasing its playing time at BNK, a new team with a thin player base.
Jinyoung Kim, who grew up as one of BNK’s main players with 8.7 points and 7.0 rebounds in the 2021-2022 season, was nominated by Shinhan Bank as a compensator for the FA Han Umji in May 2022. And Jinyoung Kim, who played as a full-time mainstay for the first time since his professional debut at Shinhan Bank, showed the best performance of his life with 12.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.0 steals. After the season, he became an FA and signed an FA contract with Shinhan Bank on good terms with a three-year contract period and a total annual salary of 240 million won.
However, Jinyoung Kim disappointed fans with its below-expectations performance in the first season after signing the FA contract. Jinyoung Kim’s sluggish performance continued to put pressure on its ace Kim Sonia, while Shinhan Bank, which relied on Kim Sonia, finished the first half of the season at the bottom. However, Jinyoung Kim scored 10 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists and two block shots in the match against BNK on Wednesday, its second game in the second half of the season, contributing significantly to Shinhan’s escape from the bottom of the league.
Jinyoung Kim has only a success rate of 22.5% of 3-point shots and a success rate of 44.4% of free throws this season.