It is a ‘strong team DNA’ that cannot be ignored. Cheongju KB Stars is running toward the hope of ‘Spring Basketball’ after overcoming the sluggishness at the beginning of the season.
This season, KB Stars recorded 7 wins and 13 losses and is in 메이저사이트 5th place in the league. It is 3.5 games behind 4th place Incheon Shinhan Bank (10 wins and 9 losses). In addition to these two teams, the gap between Yongin Samsung Life Insurance (11-9) in third place and Busan BNK Some (11-8 loss) in second place is not large. Given that it is still the 4th round of the regular season, KB Stars has plenty of chances to catch up.
It’s been pretty good up until now. KB Stars is on a three-game winning streak. In the match against Yongin Samsung Life Insurance held the previous day (25th), he also won 79-75. On the 20th, against BNK Some in Busan, he also achieved a thrilling victory by 1 point. Even when he met Bucheon Hana 1Q, he did not miss victory. While steadily adding victories, they narrowed the gap with the top teams.
I seized the opportunity to continue to liven up the atmosphere. KB Stars will meet with Samsung Life again on the 28th. Currently, Samsung Life is struggling with injuries to key players such as Kiana Smith and Lee Ju-yeon. In fact, he is on a four-game losing streak. On the 1st of next month, it will be the lowest ranked Hana One Q match.
The driving force behind the rise is, of course, the return of Park Ji-soo, a national treasure center. Park Ji-soo was unable to play due to panic disorder at the beginning of the season. The departure of Park Ji-soo, the core of karate and defense, was more fatal than expected. KB Stars also stayed at the bottom.
However, with the return of Park Ji-soo, KB Stars gained strength. This season, Park Ji-soo plays an average of 22 minutes and 14 seconds in 7 games, averaging 12.71 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists. Still not in normal condition. He needs constant maintenance. However, he is playing the role of a pillar of the team by raising the sense of the game little by little.
Thanks to that, the whole team has changed completely. Once the center was established, the play of other players also came to life. As the opposing defense’s eyes were diverted, shooter Kang Iseul’s burden was reduced, and Kim Min-jung is consistently showing a good figure. Kim Min-jung scored 20 points in the Samsung Life Insurance match the day before. Heo Ye-eun, Yeom Yun-ah, Choi Hee-jin, Shim Seong-young, etc. did their part regardless of age and the team came together as one.
KB Stars is the defending champion who won the combined championship last season. It also reached the top in the 2018-2019 season. This is a team that knows how to win. Park Ji-soo returned and regained normal power, challenging the semifinals, which seemed impossible.