Shin Joo-young (21, 199.4 cm) took his first steps into the professional arena in a KOGAS uniform.
Daegu KOGAS faced off against Wonju DB of the 2023-2024 Korean Basketball Association at Daegu Gymnasium on Wednesday. On this day, Lee Dae-heon, the mainstay of KOGAS, was removed from the roster due to a headache and cold. GASCO acting head coach Kang Hyuk filled Lee’s spot with rookie Shin Joo-young, who returned from a finger injury.
Before the game, Kang Hyuk said, “Shin Joo-young has a lot of things. He reminds me of Kang Sang-jae,” he said, “His shooting and dribbling abilities are not bad for his height. He’s competitive in defense and has a good BQ. It’s her first game since her injury, so she’ll be nervous.” He mentioned Shin Joo-young’s strengths.
Looking ahead to the game, Shin said, “I’m excited to take the stage I’ve been dreaming of since I first started playing basketball. On the other hand, I’m trying to stay focused on my brothers and not let them down. I’m nervous to go out there and contribute to the team in any way I can,” she said.
Shin Joo-young, who wore the number 26 to emulate her role model Kang Sang-jae, faced her role model in her debut match.
“A match is a match. (I’m sure I’ll be matched up against him a lot, but I don’t think of him as a role model, I think of him as an opponent, and I’ll try to stop him as much as possible.”
According to Kang Hyuk’s plan to use Shin Joo-young as a substitute for starter Kim Dong-ryang, Shin stepped onto the court with Shin Seung-min for the first time in his professional career with 7:12 left in the first quarter. Upon entering the game, Shin scored three points with a basket and a free throw after being fouled by her opponent. However, he immediately fouled Kang Sang-jae, allowing a three-point play. 토토사이트
Except for the fourth quarter, when she was busy chasing down DB, Shin was gradually substituted until the third quarter. On the day, Shin scored three points and grabbed four rebounds in 11 minutes and 29 seconds.
After the game, acting head coach Kang Hyuk said, “I think she was motivated to do better. I told her (Shin) to play defense first and that it might not be good if she got excited because it’s been a long time since she played. It was good to see her play with confidence. She hasn’t been able to play because of her finger injury, and she did well today (March 3). I’m sure she will help the team as time goes on,” he said in praise of Shin.