BNK, which had a quiet free agent market compared to previous years, started to supply backup resources. BNK recruited Park Da-jeong from Woori Bank and Choi Seo-yeon from Samsung Life Insurance.
Park Da-jeong and Choi Seo-yeon will join BNK on June 1, and will participate in BNK’s off-season training from June 4.
Both players are free recruitsㅋㅋㅋ벳. Both Woori Bank and Samsung Life Insurance decided on this transfer in a sweeping way to ensure more opportunities for the two players and their future.
With young players such as Ahn Hye-ji, Lee So-hee, Jin An, and Han Um-ji emerging as the center of the team, BNK, where Kim Han-byeol remained, was able to reinforce the thinner backup layer with Lee Sa-bin’s retirement through their recruitment.
After graduating from Inseong Girls’ High School, Park Da-jung was nominated by Woori Bank as the first overall pick in the first round at the 2012 Freshmen Selection Ceremony, and joined Samsung Life Insurance through the transfer of nomination rights. He moved to Shinhan Bank in 2013 in a trade with Heejin Choi, but returned to Samsung Life in a 3-3 trade in 2016.
Afterwards, Park Da-jung, who transferred to Woori Bank in 2018, played in all 35 games in the 2018-19 season and played an active role as a key sixth man. He played an average of 9 minutes and 45 seconds in 23 games last season as well. He is a veteran who has turned pro for 12 years.
Park Jeong-eun, director of BNK, has been keeping an eye on Park Da-jung since the days of Samsung Life Insurance, and has been steadily interested in her.
Coach Park Jeong-eun said of Park Da-jeong, “He is a sincere player who sets a good example for his juniors. He has good shooting and attack power. Besides his outstanding record, he is a player who shows many strengths on the court, so it will be of great help to the young players on our team. will be,” he said.
Choi Seo-yeon, who played basketball in the United States until high school and joined Samsung Life Insurance in the 6th overall in the 1st round in the 2019-20 freshman selection, did not get many opportunities. He played an average of 3 minutes and 43 seconds in 16 games for 4 years after joining.
He was an expected player whose potential was recognized, but it was not easy to get a chance at Samsung Life Insurance, where there were many prospects in the guard position. Last year, Kiana Smith joined Samsung Life Insurance, making it more difficult to get time to play.
Manager Park Jung-eun said, “Choi Seo-yeon has a rhythm and performance that Korean players do not have, so I watched with interest. If she only strengthens her power, I expect that she will be able to show off her ability and potential.”
Coach Park said, “First of all, Da-jung Park is a player who can be used as a sixth man right away from this season. I think she showed enough skills last season. I’m a player and I have long-term expectations, so I won’t be impatient.”
Still, “the opportunity to compete is ultimately up to you to seize. This season, the goal is to grow backup resources and deepen their depth, so all players except for the national team will get opportunities through competition and development.” said.