Hana OneQ’s Park Sohee, “I want to go all the way to the championship game”

“I want to go all the way to the championship game”

Park So-hee (178 cm, G) made her WKBL debut in July 2021. She traveled to the Park Shinja Cup as a member of the South Korea Women’s National Under-18 Basketball Team, where she faced off against professional seniors alongside Lee Hae-ran (Yongin Samsung Life Insurance) and Byun So-jung (Incheon Shinhan Bank).

Park then participated in the 2021-2022 WKBL Rookie Draft. She joined Bucheon Hana OneQ as the second overall pick. She played her debut season with high expectations. However, 카지노사이트킴 due to a stress fracture in her left knee, she was unable to play many games.

In the 2022-2023 season, he joined coach Kim Do-wan. He played 26 regular-season games under Kim’s trust. He averaged 4.4 points and 1.9 rebounds in 14 minutes and 56 seconds per game. At the end of the 2022-2023 season, he was named Rookie of the Year for the first time in his career.

But the title of Rookie of the Year was quickly forgotten. He forgot about Rookie of the Year, too. To improve himself, he put in another sweat, but missed more than half of the 2023-2024 season. Injuries were the reason.

However, Park showed great performance when she returned. In 14 games, she averaged 6.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game in 21 minutes and 48 seconds. Her minutes played, points per game, rebounds per game, and assists per game were all career highs.

Park said, “After (Kim) Jung-eun and (Kim) Sion joined the team, the atmosphere of the team changed. Personally, I thought I improved well in the offseason, but I couldn’t play much in the first half due to injury. I was disappointed that I couldn’t be part of the good atmosphere, but I adapted quickly in the second half and was able to perform well with my sisters,” Park reflected on the 2023-2024 regular season.

Park also experienced the playoffs for the first time in her career. Although she only played one game due to injury, she was able to at least feel the difference between the playoffs and the regular season.

“I talked about the playoffs a lot with my roommate (Jung) Yerim. But since it was my first time in the playoffs, it didn’t feel real. It wasn’t that big of a deal to me,” she said, adding that she didn’t really feel the playoffs.

Meanwhile, Hana OneQ signed Jin An (181 cm, C) after the 2023-2024 season, but dropped Shin Ji-hyun (174 cm, G), their main ball-handler, from the 2024-2025 roster. Even though there is an Asian quota system, Park So-hee’s role became important.

“The coach wants me to play the 1 through 3 positions first,” Park said. However, he said, ‘After practicing, talk to me about what you can do well and what you can stand out,’” Park explained, starting with Hana OneQ coach Kim Do-wan’s instructions.

“Depending on the position of the Asian Quarter Player, my position could be different. In particular, if the Asian Quarter Player is the No. 1, I have to play the No. 2 or No. 3. To do that, I need to improve my shot. I’ve been practicing a lot in the off-season, so I need to improve my shooting percentage,” she said, adding that ‘shooting percentage’ is her most important task.

“There are a lot of good big girls. So I have to be good in the pick-and-roll. If I can do that, I think I can have fun playing basketball.” He also emphasized the importance of the 2-on-2 offense.

“Jinan joined the team, and the Japanese players are coming in soon. I think it’s important for the team to be harmonious. I want to give strength to the team without feeling awkward,” emphasizing the importance of harmony among teammates.

“As I said before, shooting is my first priority, and I have to be good at backing down in mismatches, and I’m also thinking about switching with taller players. Because I am the tallest of the guards, I won’t get mismatched even if I switch with my big sister, and because the player base has become thicker, I want to go to the playoffs and even the championship game,” Park said.

Park, who is in her third year as a professional, is specific in both her tasks and her mindset. Was it the same with her goals? No, her goal was the most specific, as she set her sights on the highest goal: the championship match.

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