Iseul Kang (29) was the key player who led the team to win the regular league and championship match last season, when it moved from Bucheon HanawonQ to Cheongju KB Stars. In 28 regular league games, he played an average of 33 minutes and 7 seconds, averaging 18.04 points, 5.32 rebounds, and 2.93 assists, contributing to dispersing the opponent’s defense, which had been focused on his fellow ‘National Treasure Center’ Park Ji-soo, and boosting the team’s offensive power.
He is also doing his part in the regular league of ‘Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball’. In 16 games, he played an average of 33 minutes and 1 second, recording 14.75 points, 5.19 rebounds and 3.13 assists. His free throw success rate is 95.7%.
However, Iseul Kang’s 3-point shot success rate, which is his greatest strength, dropped significantly from 42.9% (210 attempts, 90 successes) last season to 29.6% (98 attempts, 29 successes) this season. Considering his career 3-point shooting percentage is 38.8%, that’s clearly out of place. In the 12 games played without Park Ji-soo, the opponent’s defense was focused on Kang I-seul, so a struggle was inevitable. 토토
At the Pink Star-Blue Star All-Star Game on the 8th, Iseul Kang’s shooting skills are noteworthy. On this day, Iseul Kang scored 42 points with a 3-point success rate of 50% (24 attempts, 12 successes). His 12 3-pointers are the all-time record for a single All-Star game. Not only that, but in the 3-point shooting contest, he raised 19 points and proudly won the championship. It was an activity worthy of the nickname ‘Shoot Master’.
Even after the All-Star Game, Iseul Kang remembered from the regular season. He said, “What didn’t go in during the regular league went well today, so I thought, ‘Why didn’t it happen? I just thought, ‘It’s okay if I don’t go in today, so I hope I can go in well during the season’.”
KB Stars is preparing for a counterattack in the second half. Thanks to Park Ji-soo’s return to health, she was able to regain the grandeur of last season when she won the overall championship. If the defense concentrates under the goal to block Park Ji-soo, more shooting opportunities can open up for Kang I-seul. Can the flow of 3-pointers in the All-Star Game continue into the second half?