Kim Ah-reum’s goal is to win the round MIP.
Kim Ah-reum (174cm, F) made her debut through 안전놀이터the 2015 WKBL new player selection event. Since his debut season, he has been given many opportunities with his excellent shooting ability, and he has lived up to them. That’s how Kim Ah-reum grew up quickly. He recorded a double-digit scoring average for the first time in his life in the 2020-2021 season. In the subsequent 2021-2022 season, Kim Ah-reum received many opportunities as the team’s main player.
However, the situation last season was somewhat different. Kim Ah-reum’s playing time decreased, and Kim Ah-reum did not play a big role. He appeared in 29 games, averaging just 16 minutes per game. His numbers also declined slightly, averaging 5.2 points and 3.4 rebounds.
Kim Ah-reum, who looked back on last season, said, “Last year, I had little time to play. He should increase his playing time next season. To do that, you have to shoot, but it shouldn’t be a hole in the defense either.”
He continued, “Even in his exercise itself, he tries not to make mistakes. He gives an accurate pass and tries to succeed accurately.”
Shinhan Bank participated in the W League Summer Camp 2023 in Takasaki held in Japan. When he mentioned this, “The practice game itself was difficult because we were stuck with good teams. So I had no confidence. Still, as I played the game, the game didn’t completely fail. It got better with every game. I was able to win the last game,” he said looking back at the time.
He continued, “The defense itself cannot be compared to ours. All players have the will to do their best. That’s very different from us. The skill itself was taken into account to some extent. The coach didn’t even talk about winning or losing. But he was pushed back from fighting spirit. He was very motivated by that part,” he added.
Shinhan Bank performed beyond expectations with the transfer of Kim Dan-bi (180cm, F) last season. He recorded 16 wins and 14 losses. Finished the regular season in 4th place. In particular, as time passed, the sum of the players matched and showed a sharper appearance.
That’s why Areum Kim was confident. “Last year, new key players came in. He didn’t even have much time to practice. faltered in the beginning. But this time, there are many players who were there before. Breathing is also correct to some extent. There are only things left to do better in the future. I am looking forward to that part,” he said. “I think I can go to the playoffs. To do that, you have to basically take the defense and put in an average of 70 points.”
Finally, when I asked Ah-reum Kim about her goal, she said, “I want to win the round MIP. I seem to say it every time I interview. (Laughter) It is not easy to receive. But this time, I really want to receive it.”