Asan Woori Bank forward Lee Myung-kwan (27, pictured) is enjoying a successful second act in her basketball career after being traded.
Lee Myung-kwan played 29 minutes and 21 seconds against Incheon Shinhan Bank at Dowon Gymnasium in Incheon on Nov. 11, recording 11 points and six rebounds in a salt-of-the-earth performance that helped the team to a 72-52, 20-point victory.
The all-around sixth man left 카지노사이트 Samsung Sinsung in Yongin via trade ahead of the season to join Woori, but spent the offseason with his teammates after undergoing surgery for plantar fasciitis. He started the season with little time to integrate into the Woori team colors, but he has nonetheless performed well for a sixth man, averaging 7.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 26 minutes and 30 seconds in the first 10 games. After averaging just under 15 minutes in his three seasons with Samsung Life, he is becoming more of a presence on the championship team.
In an interview after the Shinhan Bank game, Lee said, “I’m not getting greedy because I’m not in good shape or balance yet. I’m focusing on the big things like defense rather than offense, and I’m playing with the mindset of helping the team,” he said. “I didn’t know if I could do it because I didn’t play together in the offseason, but it’s really exciting to play like this.”
Lee Myung-kwan, who is honored to be playing on the same team as her role model Kim Dan-bi, said that since joining Woori Bank, she has been impressed by each of the players’ plays. “The first time I played a scrimmage, I looked around and saw (Kim) next to me and (Park) Hye-jin on the other side. I felt like I was watching a celebrity,” he said. “When I watched them play the passing game, I exclaimed in admiration. They made plays that only basketball coaches can make.”
Lee is one of the rare college players in women’s professional basketball. Most women’s basketball players go straight from high school to the pros. Clubs believe it’s better to systematically nurture promising young players in the pros.
“I want college players to have hope that they can make it to the pros,” said Lee Myung-kwan. “To do that, I need to stay healthy and have a good season. “To do that, I need to be healthy and have a good season.” “If I follow my path, good days will surely come,” he concluded.
For the time being, Lee is likely to be utilized more. Woori Bank Field Marshal Park Hye-jin has been ruled out for six weeks with medial ligament damage.