Kang Yoo-rim’s 3-point shot, which was active as a scorer representing WKBL beyond Yongin Samsung Life Insurance, became dull. Coach Lim Geun-bae’s diagnosis was, “You shouldn’t think of only a 3-point shot as a shot.”
Kang Yoo-rim is one of the players who are showing remarkable growth in the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 women’s professional basketball regular league. In 21 games, he is averaging 13.2 points, 39.6% 3-point shooting success rate, 5.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 steals. All of them are career highs. In addition, the contribution score was 560, ranking third after Kim Dan-bi (Woori Bank, 767.65) and Park Ji-hyun (Woori Bank, 629.80). 토토사이트
However, Yatoo has become dull compared to the beginning of the season. Kang Yoo-rim, who recorded an average of 18.6 points and 3-point shooting success rate of 46.2% in 5 games in the first round, only 11.4 points and 3-point shooting success rate of 21.1% in 5 games of the 4th round. Even in her first match of the 5th round against Cheongju KB Stars on the 28th, she only scored 8 points. All three 3-point shots missed the rim, and Samsung Life lost 67-88, losing five in a row.
What is the factor that caused Kang Yu-rim’s 3-point shot success rate to drop significantly from the 4th round? Coach Lim Geun-bae said, “There is no special factor, but the opponent does not give (chance) easily. (Kang) This is the part that Yurim has to solve. Of course, the ability to create chances has improved, but the opponent will try to seize it more tenaciously.” Kianna Smith and Lee Joo-yeon were out for the season, so it was not an unfounded prediction.
Coach Lim Geun-bae said, “I can create chances with a pattern once or twice, but I have to think more about making goals by moving myself. You shouldn’t think that just throwing a three-point shot is a shot.”
The last minute of the match against KB Stars was the time to find some solution to this. Kang Yu-rim had a hard time not only making 3-point shots but also making 2-point shots (2/7) until one minute before the end of the 4th quarter, but in the last 34 seconds, he made both 2-point shots through a cut-in and breakthrough. It was garbage time, but considering that both teams actively tried to attack until the end of the game, it was a scoring route that could not be considered meaningless.
Coach Lim Geun-bae said, “Like the last minute, we have to score under the goal. Of course, it was a goal in a situation where the gap widened, but if you create such a situation, you can naturally have more chances for a three-point shot.”