In order for Hana 1Q to grow, Yang In-young’s steady play is necessary.
Bucheon Hana One Q met Asan Woori 먹튀검증 Bank in the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball regular league held at Asan Yi Sun-shin Gymnasium on the 26th and lost 61-74.
Yang In-young (184cm, C), who made her debut in the 2013-2014 season, has not been consistently given many opportunities since her debut. However, he transferred to Hana 1Q ahead of the 2020-2021 season.
In this way, Yang In-young’s career faced a major change. His first season was the best year of his career, averaging 9.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 29 minutes per game. Her second season in Hana 1Q was more brutal. She averaged 13.2 points and 7 rebounds in 31 minutes of play. In the off-season, he was also selected for the national team and was expected to grow further in the upcoming season.
However, she has been performing below expectations until round 4 this season. He still has the ability to defend under the net and rebound, but he showed ups and downs in offense and even showed a passive appearance at times. He had to center on Hana 1Q, but it was not enough.
Director Kim Do-wan of Hana One Q also expressed his regret at this appearance. Coach Kim said, “(Yang) In-young is the captain of our team. He is a key player in our team. There will be times when it goes well and times when it doesn’t. Still, it should come out somewhat average. Ups and downs will affect both mental and physical strength. The player himself would know that better than me. He wants to point out, but he wants you to feel it. I hope you make up for it by working harder. I’m still waiting,” he said in an interview before the game.
Did they listen to director Kim’s wishes? Yang In-young showed the best performance in the first quarter. He took center stage in karate. In defense, he kept the bottom of the goal firmly and did not mind fighting with Kim Jong-un (179cm, F) and Kim Dan-bi (180cm, F). In the offense, he was responsible for the team’s first goal and later helped the team attack with the screen.
When the opponent caught a team foul, he tried to post up more aggressively in the case of a mismatch and cleverly took advantage of the opponent team’s foul. Yang In-young scored 4 points with a mid-range jumper and 4 points with a free throw. Hana 1Q, with Yang In-young’s performance added, scored 25 points in the first quarter alone.
However, the 2nd quarter was different from the 1st quarter. I tried to post up, but the frequency of shooting decreased. He also attempted only one shot in the first six minutes. Yang In-young even made a mistake. When Yang In-young did not score and Shin Ji-hyun was not on the court, Hana 1 Q allowed a turnaround. In particular, he gave Kim Dan-bi 11 points in a row, and the score gap widened.
Accordingly, Hana One Q applied for an operation time. In the first attack, Shin Ji-hyeon (174cm, G) and Yang In-young’s perfect 2-on-2 attack came out. However, Yang In-young missed the shot. However, Kim Ji-young (171cm, G) succeeded in a 3-point shot after an offensive rebound and cut off the opponent’s flow. However, in the final defense of the quarter, Park Hye-jin (179cm, G) conceded a point, making it 38-45. Yang In-young’s second quarter was completely different from the first quarter.
Hana 1 Q, who needed a chase, refined the lineup again in the third quarter. The offensive process at the beginning of the quarter was good. In addition, Shin Ji-hyun’s goal came out and the chase continued.
However, he allowed too many offensive rebounds to his opponent. He allowed 7 offensive rebounds, which were connected to the opponent’s right of attack. Yang In-young, who is in charge of the team’s goal, could not avoid responsibility. Also, both of his first two shots were blocked by Danbi Kim. He did not show the same performance in the first quarter in the air defense. He scored 43 seconds before the end of the quarter, but only had 3 points and 3 rebounds in the third quarter.
Yang In-young also played 7 minutes and 49 seconds in the fourth quarter. However, he did not leave a special record and recorded only one rebound. He only had one shooting attempt. He needed goals for the team, but he couldn’t fill the role.
Hana 1 Q is a team that focuses on growth, not immediate results. Yang In-yeong, who has become a veteran, has to play her own role and help in various ways. In order to do that, he has to keep the center steady every game and every quarter. This is the reason director Kim pointed out Yang In-young’s ups and downs.