There is an A-class player who has achieved a career high. But career highs flew by in an instant. My self-esteem has also gone a lot. So it ate his heart even more. one goal. It is about reaching a higher point than before. This is the story of Yoo Seung-hee, who moved the team to Asan Woori Bank.
Yoo Seung-hee, who graduated from Gijeon Girls’ High School in Jeonju, joined Yongin Samsung Life Insurance in 3rd overall at the 2013 WKBL New Player Selection. Although he had his athletic ability and offensive power, he failed to show his potential among his seniors.
Then, during the 2016-2017 season, he entered Incheon Shinhan Bank in a 3-3 trade. (Yoo Seung-hee, Yang Ji-young, and Kim Hyung-kyung, who belonged to Samsung Life, transferred to Shinhan Bank, and Park Da-jeong, Lee Min-ji, and Yang In-young, who belonged to Shinhan Bank, moved their enemies to Samsung Life. ) I got a chance under coach Shin Ki-seong (current SPOTV commentator), and in the 2017-2018 season, I played all regular league games (35 games) for the first time in my debut.
However, Yoo Seung-hee’s right knee anterior cruciate ligament ruptured at the Park Shin-ja Cup held in the summer of 2018. He made a difficult comeback in the summer of 2019, but injured the same part again. It was difficult to guarantee his opportunity to play, as well as his life as a player.
In the 2013 WKBL New Player Selection Ceremony, he joined Samsung Life Insurance as the 3rd overall player.
He was selected without really knowing anything. And he joined the team the day after the draft. He’s gone crazy. And even if I received the opportunity, I did not know the value of the opportunity. After the trade, I became greedy for the opportunity. It was only then that the idea that I had to do well grew stronger.
As you said, I was traded to Shinhan Bank for the 2016-2017 season.
I heard a lot of talk about him being a ‘prospect’. I was the only player who played when I was a rookie. ‘I’ll stay with Samsung Life. I think he worked on everything with the complacent thought of ‘I will continue to play for Samsung Life Insurance’.
Then, in the blink of an eye, (Yoon) Yebin and (Lee) Jooyeon joined many good newcomers. I also damaged ligaments in my elbow. I thought, ‘I might not be needed by this team’.
And it was traded to Shinhan Bank. While competing with (Kim) Areum and other players of her age, my mind changed little by little. The trade became an opportunity to settle my mind.
In the 2017-2018 season, he played all regular league games for the first time since his debut. What were the differences from previous seasons?
(Yoo Seung-hee recorded 3.86 points, 1.54 assists and 1.46 rebounds in 17 minutes and 6 seconds per game that season)
Manager Shin Ki-seong (current SPOTV commentator) gave us many opportunities, and (Kim) Dan-bi (current Asan Woori Bank) and (Kwak) There were also many veterans, such as Jooyoung unnie (retired) and (Kim) Yeonju unnie (current MBC Sports Plus commentator). Also, there were foreign players at that time. All I had to do was run hard.
But I never thought I’d be in a pre-season game. It was a huge achievement. Even that alone, I think it was a huge plus to my growth. So I thought I should have more greed.
Since 2018, I have injured the anterior cruciate ligament in my right knee twice. I think it must have been a lot of frustration.
Even when I was first injured, I did rehabilitation without knowing anything. But after the second surgery, I thought, ‘Should I quit? I kept thinking ‘I want to quit’. More than anything, my emotions were influenced by a small pain. There were so many emotional ups and downs.
However, the people around me, including the trainer, were so nice. You controlled my emotional ups and downs well. Also, thank you to those who said ‘Yoo Seung-hee is over’. Because of that, I gritted my teeth and rehabilitated myself.
At the end of waiting, something always comes
. As mentioned above, Yoo Seung-hee wasted too much time. In addition, her physical condition was also unclear. Not only did she need Yoo Seung-hee to overcome her ordeal, but she also needed conditions to wait for Yoo Seung-hee. To put it simply, Yoo Seung-hee needed several complex elements.
But she was lucky with Yoo Seung-hee. First, director Jung Sang-il, who was newly appointed at Shinhan Bank, waited for Yoo Seung-hee. From the 2021-2022 season, acting manager Gundan Dan (currently manager of Shinhan Bank, Incheon), who took the baton, made good use of Yoo Seung-hee’s strengths. Yoo Seung-hee, who had endured for a long time, burst into her potential. The position within the league has also changed. Because it was the result of trials and perseverance, Yoo Seung-hee’s leap was more impressive.
He returned for the 2020–2021 season. He played all the regular league games (30 games).
(Yoo Seung-hee played 19 minutes and 53 seconds per game that season, averaging 6.03 points, 2.63 rebounds and 1.73 assists, the best record since his debut) I digested all of
his off-season training in a long time. Because he worked hard, expectations were high. Although it was difficult in the beginning, I tried not to give up. He also guided me a lot. I think that has come out with good results.
However, when I watch the game from time to time, I think ‘I’m really bad at basketball’. The people around you must have thought that way even more. However, I think they took good care of my comeback itself. thank you so much.
In the 2021-2022 season, I took a career high.
(Yoo Seung-hee played all regular league games that season as well. He recorded 11.97 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 32 minutes and 56 seconds per game.)
During the season, I was not aware of my record. I also thought the ups and downs were severe. However, looking at the results, I was included in the preliminary entry for the national team, which I had dreamed of. Even though I didn’t make it to the final entry, it was a meaningful time. I also thought, ‘If you work hard, you get something’.
I think basketball was fun back then.
To be honest, it wasn’t fun (laughs). To be more precise, I was more grateful. Being able to stand on the court itself was such a joy for me.
Shinhan Bank, which has been on the rise,
has undergone major changes after the end of the 2021-2022 season. Kim Dan-bi, who was the team’s ace and franchise star, moved to Asan Woori Bank. Danbi Kim’s transfer was a scenario that was completely unthinkable in women’s basketball.
The blow suffered by Shinhan Bank was even greater. In addition, Han Eom, who was a promising forward, could not be caught. I got Sonia Kim and Jinyoung Kim as free agent compensation players, but the eyes looking at Shinhan Bank were full of concerns.
That’s why Yoo Seung-hee’s role was important. It is because he has been given many roles at Shinhan Bank and knows the color of Shinhan Bank well. However, his poor body caught his ankle. This is why Yoo Seung-hee was unable to maintain the momentum of the 2021-2022 season.
Danbi Kim transferred to Woori Bank. I think his mouth must have been in shock.
He was shocked and shocked, but he couldn’t react. It was only after a while that he looked back on his sister’s heart. But thinking about it from her sister’s point of view, there are a lot of things that make sense. So she said, ‘I hope Danbi does well. She cheered for Danbi, saying, “I hope Danbi achieves what she set her goals for.” Fortunately, her danbi sister gave good results, and I was able to congratulate her. She was so she was better.
Yoo Seung-hee’s burden also increased.
Even though Danbi left, our team was confident that we would be able to show our own color. But Danbi unnie’s gap was bigger than I thought.
And the team has changed a lot. I thought once again, ‘As expected, it’s hard to come out in one season’. There was a personal hardship overlapping there. For that reason, I think the burden has piled up.
That’s why Yoo Seung-hee didn’t show his performance as much as he expected.
(Yoo Seung-hee played an average of 25 minutes and 59 seconds in 18 games in the 2022-2023 season. He recorded 9.0 points, 3.89 rebounds and 2.61 assists per game)
. Because I lacked a lot. He looked back on his training process, saying, ‘Did I train harder than when I was at my career high?’
“Career high is still”
Yoo Seung-hee suffered from trade rumors throughout the 2022-2023 season. Those rumors became reality. It started with Woori Bank. Woori Bank first sent Kim Jong-un, who was a free agent, to Hana 1Q, and brought Kim Ji-young as a reward player.
Shinhan Bank wanted Kim Ji-young to join Woori Bank. Woori Bank just wanted Yoo Seung-hee. The interests of the two clubs matched, and Yoo Seung-hee wore a Woori Bank uniform as a trade. Woori Bank became the third club for Yoo Seung-hee after his professional debut.
Yoo Seung-hee’s burden increased once again. If you look only at the surface, Yoo Seung-hee is a player who has to fill the vacancy of Kim Jong-un. Also, we have to adapt to a new team called Woori Bank. That’s why Yoo Seung-hee is going to spend this summer more intensely.
Traded to Woori Bank.
When I was at Shinhan Bank, I was close with (Han) Umji (now Busan BNK Some). When Umji was selected for the Tokyo Olympic team, coach Jeon Joo-won (currently Asan Woori Bank head coach) was the national team coach. Umji said, “You are very detailed,” and talked about coach Jeon Joo-won’s detailed teaching method.
And in May, I joined Woori Bank through a trade. I got a chance to learn from coach Wi Sung-woo, coach Jeon Joo-won, and coach Lim Young-hee. Because it was being guided by people who wanted to learn, it had a different meaning. Also, I was very grateful for the words of the coach and secretary general, “We will only watch your basketball.”안전놀이터
What kind of team was Woori Bank from the outside?
It has always been a strong team. No matter what the composition of the squad was, no matter who missed a few games, Woori Bank was strong.
What should Woori Bank do?
It’s true that I started off-season training, but I didn’t start tactical training. So I don’t know exactly what role I should play. However, at Woori Bank, there are many players who can do more than one serving. So I have to do at least one serving. (laughs)
I think the summer of 2023 will be important for Yoo Seung-hee in many ways.
I want to poison you. But if you push it too hard, you can over-face it. Then when you get hurt, everything goes back to zero. So, there is a cautious side. Danbi and (Go) Ara also said, “Don’t try to be too good, just do what the director and coaches lead you to do. Then, good results will come out” and (Kim) Jung-eun unnie also said, “Don’t worry, you will do well. If you work hard in good health, you will get good performance,” she said. And personally, I want to prove that the career high of the 2021-2022 season was not the high point of my basketball life.