“If I get a chance, I want to make sure I grab it”
Park Min-chae (183 cm, G) is a point guard who graduated from Anyang High School and Kyung Hee University. She was selected by the Seoul Samsung with the fifth pick of the second round in the 온라인카지노 2022 KBL Domestic Rookie Draft.
Park Min-chae didn’t get her chance right away. There were many players who could play guard, including Kim Si-rae (178 cm, G), Lee Ho-hyun (182 cm, G), Lee Dong-yup (193 cm, G), and Kim Jin-young (193 cm, G). Park Min-chae needed quite a bit of time.
However, Park got an unexpected opportunity. When a guard went down with a rope injury, Park Min-chae had to step on the court. She made her debut on November 25, 2022, against Daegu Korea Gas Corporation.
As part of the starting lineup, Park got quite a few minutes. In 17 minutes and 43 seconds, she recorded two points, one rebound, one assist, and one steal. Samsung lost to Korea Gas Corporation. Park gained valuable experience.
After that, Park didn’t get many opportunities. She had to watch the game from the bench or work on her body in the practice gym. Without her debut, she wouldn’t have gotten a taste of the pros.
“I was very nervous and frantic,” says Park. I realized that I had to work harder,” Park says of her debut.
“It was definitely different from when I was in college. Playing against top players, I realized the difference in physicality and system. It was a fresh feeling I had never experienced before,” she said, adding the difference between professionals and amateurs.
Meanwhile, Park’s team, Samsung, also finished last in the 2022-2023 season. Since the 2016-2017 season, they have missed the playoffs for six consecutive seasons. Eager for spring basketball Park understands the team’s desire.
“We have to focus on everything. “We need to focus on everything. We need to improve our physicality and blend into the team colors. The first thing we need to work on is defense and dirty work,” she said, starting with their offseason focus.
“I felt the most lack of physicality, defense, and game management. After practice, I watch the video and think about a lot of things that were lacking, and I also recall what the manager and coach told me. I look at my training stance,” he said, explaining what he needs to work on.
“When the opportunity comes, I want to make sure I get it. When the coach calls me, I have to be ready to play. I need to work harder so that I can show them what I’ve been preparing for,” he concluded.
Samsung definitely needs to form a turning point. If they do, they can once again live up to their reputation as ‘basketball masters’. For this reason, Park Min-chae is also concerned about the team’s reputation. If the team’s performance improves, her value will also increase.