KB Stars Heo Ye-eun prepares for the new season with a vengeance after failing to reach the POs and being eliminated from the women’s national team
After defeating her pride, Heo Ye-eun (22, 165 cm) is preparing for the new season with a vengeance.
After winning the franchise’s first overall title in the 2021-2022 season, the Cheongju KB Stars were humiliated last season. They finished fifth (10 wins and 20 losses) and failed to make the playoffs. The loss of star player Park Ji-soo to panic disorder was particularly painful. Field Marshal Heo Ye-yeon also fell short of expectations. While he maintained his regular season averages of 9.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 5.2 assists, he shot 37.8 percent from two-point range and 23.7 percent from three-point range.
Heo said, “If there is a word that can express my disappointment more than ‘disappointing’, I want to use it. It was a very disappointing season for me and a very disappointing season for the fans. I was very angry and disappointed,” she said, reflecting on the past season.
Heo did not make the Korean women’s national basketball team roster announced on April 28. The disappointment was understandable, as she had earned her first senior national team call-up last year and was recognized for her potential at the World Cup.
“Honestly, when I was first selected, I kept thinking, ‘Should I be here?’ I felt a lot of inadequacy in training. There was a lot of pressure from the Taeguk mark. Honestly, I wanted to go after I grew a bit more, so I’m not sorry at all. I think I had time to prepare. I would like to thank coach Jung Sun-min for selecting me last time.” Heo Ye-eun said.
After swallowing their pride, the KB Stars were the first of the six WKBL clubs to begin team training. The team traveled to Taiwan for training from March 22 to 31. Currently, they are continuing their training at KB Cheonan Training Center.
Heo Ye-eun said, “It’s already been two months since we started team training. We are definitely improving faster than last year. I still can’t believe it’s four months away from the opening ceremony. But I’m having fun training with my sisters and brothers,” she laughed.메이저사이트
“I’m looking forward to the season. In the interviews my sisters gave earlier, they talked a lot about ‘restoring honor’ and ‘pride’. It’s the same for me. It’s a season where I have to turn the tables on myself. I’ve been training a lot, and I’m preparing really hard.”
Finally, Heo Ye-eun said, “I am preparing for the new season with venom. My team lost 20 games last season. I think we lost a lot, so I don’t want to lose anymore. I still remember the feeling of losing last season. I don’t want to repeat it. We’re going to do our best to make sure we don’t disappoint again.”