‘You have to be more sophisticated… ‘ Park Ji-hyun of Woori Bank adapting well to the new mission￼
Asan Woori Bank guard Park Ji-hyun (22 183 cm) is making a big success in the ‘Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball’, adding great strength to the team’s solo lead run. He played an average of 31 minutes and 20 seconds in 13 games and showed all-weather performance with 14.00 points, 8.00 rebounds, 5.31 assists and 1.08 steals. Average assists are at a ‘career high’ pace. On the 3rd, in the match against Hanawon Q in Bucheon, he also recorded the first triple-double in his life with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
Park Ji-hyun received high expectations from her professional debut, but it took some time to adapt. Despite his outstanding athletic ability, he showed some weakness in the solidity of play, and the defense was also disappointing. However, he improved little by little every season and has grown to become an indispensable resource for Woori Bank.
The new mission given to Park Ji-hyun this season is to have ‘refinement’. In the past, players used to play rather harshly, such as reckless breakthrough, but now they are being asked for more ‘refined’ play by raising the level one level.
Park Ji-hyun said, “I am playing this season focusing on defense and rebounding. The increase in assists seems to be thanks to the unnies scoring (goals) well,” she laughed. He added, “The coach’s order is to try to play the game while understanding the attack or the flow of the game more, but he is trying his best.” 메이저놀이터
Woori Bank is solving the game with resources capable of attacking inside and outside this season. On the court, all five players are standing outside and playing basketball that maximizes the space, steadily collecting multipliers. Park Ji-Hyun also gradually improved his adaptability to this kind of basketball, further increasing his shooting success rate with high-purity play rather than unreasonable attacks. This season, Park Ji-hyun is recording a high field goal success rate, such as 36.2% 3-point shot success rate and 59.6% 2-point shot success rate. His shooting success rate is the highest since his pro debut.
Attention is focusing on whether Park Ji-hyun, who is only in her early 20s but is already in her 5th year as a pro, will be able to become a representative player of women’s professional basketball like team seniors Park Hye-jin and Kim Dan-bi by adding sophistication.