Yongin Samsung Life Insurance Kang Yoo-rim (26) is having the happiest time in his basketball life. Her career skyrocketed, from collegiate player to MIP award this season in women’s professional basketball, writing her incredible success story.
On the 6th, the day when the Women’s Professional Basketball Playoff Media Day was held. Veterans Bae Hye-yoon and Kang Yu-rim attended as representative players of Samsung Life Insurance and expressed their determination with team manager Lim Geun-bae. Kang Yoo-rim was active as a key player for Samsung Life Insurance this season enough to hold the microphone at Media Day. She appeared in 30 regular league games and averaged 12.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Her 3-point shooting percentage was 36.7%, ranking 5th overall in the league in this category.메이저놀이터
It was the 2021-2022 season that Kang Yu-rim wore the Samsung Life uniform. Her professional career is only three seasons long. Kang Yoo-rim spent two years as a college player at Gwangju University. At the time, she played as a big man and was ranked as one of the best players in the college league. Kang Yu-rim, who entered the professional league after that, changed his position. Although her 175cm tall physical condition worked well in the college league, there were not only two players taller than her in the pros.
However, Kang Yu-rim gritted it. He developed step by step under coach Lim Geun-bae, the “master general,” and was equipped with accurate shots. He has become a player who can be used in the pro league by adding an outside shot to the post play he originally had. Until last season, he was only averaging 7.8 points, but he has surpassed double-digit points this season. After Bae Hye-yoon, he scored the second most points on the team. He is now regarded as a league-level player. Thanks to this, he even won the Skill Development Award given to the player who showed the most outstanding growth in a season.
The leadership of coach Lim Geun-bae, who always took an interest in the players and led them to grow under soft leadership, became a great stepping stone. Kang Yoo-rim also expressed his sincerity, saying, “I always wanted to say thank you to director Lim Geun-bae for helping him grow.”