It is advantageous to be tall, but height is not an essential factor. If you have the will, you can get any number of rebounds. Goyang carrot guard Kim Jin-yu (29, 188cm) proves this.
It’s well known that she’s the type of guard who takes care of the dirty work, but she was this good at rebounding. It is truly a rediscovery of Kim Jin-yu. Kim Jin-yu plays a vital role in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball regular league and is contributing to Carrot’s mid-level fight.
Kim Jin-yu played 26 games this season, recording 3.1 points, 0.7 3-point shots, 4.5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in an average of 20 minutes and 13 seconds. From minutes played to steals, he is all career high figures.
The most eye-catching record is the rebound. Kim Jin-yu recorded 4.5 rebounds while playing for an average of 20 minutes and 13 seconds, ranking 11th in the rebound category for domestic players. There is not much difference from Wonju DB big man Kim Jong-kyu (4.8 rebounds), who ranked 10th.
He also played an active role with 12 points and 17 rebounds in 29 minutes and 49 seconds against Anyang KGC on the 21st of last month. The 17 rebounds tied the record for the most rebounds in one game by a player registered as a guard, including foreign players. 메이저놀이터
Kim Jin-yu recorded two double-doubles with rebounds this season. In addition, he recorded the most rebounds (including tying) on the team in three of the 26 games he played. He left nine rebounds, the most among domestic players. Carrot is evaluated as a team with weak forward power, but she was able to make up for her weakness thanks to 188cm guard Kim Jin-yu’s active participation in rebounding.
Director Kim Seung-gi also recently said, “I’m doing so well that I couldn’t do better. It’s so pretty for taking care of all the dirty work. I’m worried about getting hurt because I didn’t spare my body. I hope there are no injuries,” he expressed satisfaction.
However, Kim Jin-yu, who seemed to be establishing himself as director Kim Seung-gi’s ‘persona’, could not escape the command tower’s criticism. Prior to the match against Hyundai Mobis on the 4th, coach Kim Seung-gi said, “(Moon) Seong-gon is a player who has to work hard at dirty work and succeed by throwing a 3-point shot at a chance. He’s been doing great, but lately I’ve been like, ‘Why are you back to the old days? Pass it to anyone,’ he rebuked. I wish he would have thrown with more confidence in his chances. He’s telling me to throw it because it’s not a shot that won’t go in. I don’t even say anything if I don’t go in,” he said.
The away game against Hyundai Mobis on the 4th was the same. Kim Jin-yu, along with Lee Jung-hyun, grabbed the most 4 rebounds among domestic players on the team, but all of the field shots, including 1 2-point shot and 2 3-point shots, missed the rim. She only made 1 of 2 free throws, scoring only 1 point. In the middle of the 1st quarter, she had a chance from the perimeter, but after dribbling, she attempted a layup shot, receiving lasers from coach Kim Seung-gi and Sohn Kyu-wan.
Director Kim Seung-gi, who smiled bitterly, said, “I threw a stone,” and said, “It came out how to use Jin-yu. nothing else to do He just needs to practice shooting. The defense is working too hard. If you can even shoot here, you can play basketball more comfortably. Coach Sohn Gyu-wan is guiding (shooting), so I wonder if it will be better next season.”
Due to the composition of the players, Carrot has established a team color that actively attempts a 3-point shot. Kim Jin-yu can also have a shot chance at any time. As much as he has proven to contribute to the team with rebounds and dirty work, his value as a player can go up a notch if his handling of the ball from the outskirts improves. “I didn’t even talk about shooting postures that wouldn’t go in.” This is director Kim Seung-gi’s loving advice that Kim Jin-yu should engrave.