“Our defense needs to be different”
Bucheon Hana OneQ underwent changes after the end of the 2021-2022 season. First, they changed their head coach. Kim Do-wan, who has a strong background in amateur basketball and women’s basketball, was appointed as the new head coach.
The team retained Shin Ji-hyun (174 cm, G), the biggest name in internal free agency. However, another free agent, Goo-seul (180 cm, F), moved to Incheon Shinhan Bank. Guseul’s departure was a disappointment for Hana OneQ, as he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament tear.
However, there was a way to make up for it. With Goo-seul’s departure, Hana OneQ brought in a compensation player from Shinhan Bank. Hana One Q chose Kim Ae-na (169 cm, G).
Kim joined Shinhan Bank as the second overall pick in the 2019-2020 WKBL Draft. As a Korean-American player, she showed a different offensive rhythm than other domestic players. Her offensive aggressiveness, determination, and individual skills also stood out.
However, Kim suffered a major injury in her debut season, tearing her anterior cruciate ligament. She also suffered a major ankle injury during the 2021-2022 season. She was unable to show her full potential. That’s when she put on the Hana OneQ jersey.
It was her first season with a new team. However, in the 2022-2023 regular season, Kim averaged 23:33 minutes in 24 games, averaging 9.5 points, 3.7 rebounds (1.0 offensive), 2.9 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. It was a career-high.
“We had a lot of injuries, so I got a lot of playing time, so I think that’s why I had a career high. I have a lot to learn, and I’ve learned a lot. I will improve based on what I have learned,” she said, reflecting on the 2022-2023 season.
“My defense needs to be different. We need to improve our 2-on-2 defense, team defense, and rotation defense. I also want to create more offensive opportunities for my teammates, and I need to pay attention to fastbreaks, set offense, and speed control,” he explained.
Hana OneQ played the Woori Bank Park Shinjah Cup 2023 from August 26 to September 3. The trio of Kim Jong-un, Shin Ji-hyun (174 cm, G), and Yang In-young (184 cm, F) was formed, and Kim Ae-na tried to help.바카라사이트
“My performance wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be,” Kim said. It was positive that we combined with Shin Ji-hyun, Yang In-young, and Jeong Ye-rim, who were all called up to the national team, but I personally have a lot of defensive improvements to make,” she said, reflecting on her Park Shinja Cup performance.
“The biggest goal is to reach the playoffs. Personally, I want to show a better performance than last season,” he said. It was a cliché, but it was a natural goal for a player. He was talking about the team and his own development at the same time.