BNK defeated the lowest ranked Hana 1Q in the home room and kept the 2nd place alone.
BNK Some, led by coach Park Jeong-eun, won 82-68 in a home game against Shinhan Bank 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball Round 5 held at the Sajik Indoor Gymnasium in Busan on the 29th. After the All-Star Game, BNK won all 3 games held at home, and took a two-game win over the 3rd place Samsung Life Insurance Bluemings, who had recently lost 5 games in a row, and secured its sole second place (13 wins, 8 losses). On the other hand, Hana 1 Q fell into a swamp of 3 consecutive losses (2 wins and 19 losses) after the second victory of the season.
BNK’s captain Kim Han-byeol showed a good performance with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists, and ‘Guard Duo’ Ahn Hye-ji and Lee So-hee also played a big role with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists, 12 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals, respectively. Among the six women’s professional basketball teams, BNK, which relied the most on the starting pitcher, showed off its bench members on this day. Backup guard Kim Si-on, who scored the most 20 points since his professional debut, including 4 3-pointers, is the protagonist.
BNK guard duo’s fatal weakness
BNK selected Dongju Girls’ High School’s point guard Ahn Hye-ji as the first overall pick in the 2014 rookie draft when he was a KDB Life Insurance Winners. Of course, at the time, KDB Life Insurance had a national team guard named Lee Kyung-eun (Shinhan Bank Sbird), but the addition of Ahn Hye-ji, who was short in height (164 cm) and had fast speed and excellent passing sense, was a very good nomination when considering the future of the team. In fact, Ahn Hye-ji has been active as the main point guard since the 2018-2019 season when Lee Kyung-eun transferred to Shinhan Bank.
In the 2019 Rookie Draft, when Ahn Hye-ji ranked first in the assist category from her first season as a starter, she nominated Lee So-hee, a guard of Inseong Girls’ High School, as the second overall pick at OK Savings Bank, a team entrusted with the Korea Women’s Basketball League. Lee So-hee struggled with big and small injuries in the early days of her debut, but from the 2020-2021 season, which was her third professional season, she has been active as BNK’s main shooting guard. It was the moment when the ‘Little Guard Duo’, consisting of 164cm Ahn Hyeji and 170cm Lee Sohee, was born.
Although Ahn Hye-ji and Lee So-hee are short, they quickly adapted to the league with their speed, fighting spirit, and bold play. In fact, Ahn Hye-ji reigns as the best “pass master” in the league, to the extent that she has ranked first in assists three times in the last four seasons. Lee So-hee, who had established herself as a shooting guard, also improved her scoring power every season after her jump to the starting lineup. made a leap
However, BNK’s proud guard duo has one fatal weakness. It is a mismatch that inevitably occurs because of the small height. Ahn Hye-ji and Lee So-hee’s speed is a great advantage in offense, but in defense, mismatches with the opposing team’s big guards are inevitable. In particular, it has no choice but to be a good prey for a team like Woori Bank and Wooriwon, which has tall guards who are good at playing below the goal, such as Park Hye-jin (178cm) and Park Ji-hyun (183cm).
Ahn Hye-ji and Lee So-hee are very important players in the team, recording average playing times of 37:05 and 34:58, respectively, this season. However, coach Park Jeong-eun, who boasted outstanding skills in defense during his active career, is minimizing the situation in which mismatches occur by putting this player in the right place. It is 175cm tall backup guard Kim Si-on, who played in all 21 games BNK played this season and played for 20 minutes and 41 seconds.
Recorded career high score in 9 professional seasons
Kim Si-on, who graduated from Sangju Girls’ High School, won the 2012 Autumn League Championship and MVP, and the 2013 Presidential Championship and MVP, emerging as the first overall candidate for the 2013 rookie draft. However, in January 2013, Shin Ji-hyeon (Hanawon Q) of Sunil Girls’ High School rose rapidly as she scored 61 points in one game, and eventually Kim Si-on joined KDB Life Insurance as the second overall player after Shin Ji-hyun. However, KDB Life Insurance had an ace named Lee Gyeong-eun, and Kim Si-on did not get less than 10 minutes of average playing time during the 4 seasons after he joined the pro.
Kim Si-on, who endured such an enduring time, showed potential with 3.06 points and 2.03 assists, digesting an average of 18 minutes and 32 seconds in the 2017-2018 season, which was his fifth year. However, Kim Si-on, who announced his sudden retirement after the 2017-2018 season, left the basketball world for the 2018-2019 season, when his teammates played in OK Savings Bank uniforms. Fortunately, he joined BNK in the 2019-2020 season and played 16 games, but Ahn Hye-ji had already taken the starting guard position for a long time.
That’s how Kim Si-on had to be satisfied with playing time of around 10 minutes per game as a backup guard every season. At the end of the 2021-2022 season, Kim Si-on, who obtained his first FA qualification, signed a contract with BNK for a contract period of 2 years and an annual salary of 60 million won. there is. In fact, Kim Si-on is the sixth woman who is most trusted by director Park Jung-eun this season. 카지노사이트
In the game against Hana One Q on the 29th, Kim Si-on was replaced by Han Um-ji 3 minutes after the start of the first quarter and entered the court. Since Hana 1 Q is not a tall team, BNK also bet on a ‘small lineup’ by putting in three guards at the same time. Kim Si-on, who played 25 minutes and 12 seconds on the day, led BNK’s victory by scoring 20 points, the most since his professional debut, including four 3-pointers, while Hana 1Q’s defense was focused on Lee So-hee and Kim Han-byul.
In the match against Hana One Q, the strategy of putting in three guards at the same time worked well, but against a team with good height like Woori Bank or KB Stars, it is not easy to use Ahn Hye-ji, Lee So-hee, and Kim Si-on at the same time. However, it is very encouraging that BNK, which is highly dependent on the main battle, discovered a new weapon called Kim Si-on through the Hanawon Q match. This is because the increase in available resources means that coach Park Jeong-eun can use more tactics.