Last season’s Rookie of the Year, Yongin Samsung Life Insurance Lee Hae-ran (20) is showing an upgraded appearance in his second year. He is being reborn as a clear offensive option for Samsung Life. Although he is suffering from a rope injury, Lee Hae-ran does his part and Samsung Life Insurance goes to spring basketball.
Lee Hae-ran is recording 8.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.7 blocks, playing an average of 23 minutes and 18 seconds in 26 games this season. He ranks 7th in 2-point completions (92), 9th in 2-point completion percentage (46.9%), and 5th in blocked shots.
He came to the pro with the 1st overall pick in the 2021-2022 season. In 28 games in his first season, he played an average of 16 minutes and 51 seconds, and recorded 5.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.8 assists. Lee Hae-ran also embraced the rookie of the year. This season, the second year, all indicators have improved.
He played an active role with 20 points and 2 rebounds in the match against Woori Bank held at home on the 16th. The team made 59 points, but alone is 20 points. Just one goal short of his own single-game high of 22 points. Although he lost, Lee Hae-ran’s performance clearly stood out.
His particular favorites are his mid-range shot and 3-point shot. He shoots straight after receiving the ball from the left and right corner and 45 degree area. He is often shown receiving the ball while stepping back and moving up the shot. The process is smooth. He also has a good success rate. His 3-point shooting was 25.0% last season, but has improved significantly to 38.5% this season.
Officials who watched Lee Hae-ran at the scene said, “It has definitely changed. Even in the league as a whole, it is rare for a player to throw to that extent. He is also confident.”
Basically, he is a player with a height of 182 cm and a breakthrough using fast speed. He even improved his shooting. At the time of the Park Shin-Ja Cup last August, Samsung Life coach Ha Sang-yoon said, “I practiced shooting a lot. He asked for help first. He seems to have a lot of confidence. He’s basically a good runner, but he’s getting better at shooting.”
At the time, Lee Hae-ran also said after receiving the MVP award, “I always practiced turning shots with the coach for 30 to 40 minutes at night after team training슬롯사이트. Now he seems to go in about 80% of his 50 throws. He has to get better,” he explained.
After the game on the 16th, coach Lim Geun-bae said, “I was originally a player with a mid-range jumper. Long throws (two-point shots thrown from long distances) were his weakness. He increased his shooting distance this season. He said the odds are also going up little by little.”
“Shooting doesn’t suddenly get better one day. He should steadily improve in the same form for about 3 months. He’s growing a little bit now. He emphasized that if he experiences this season, he will be a better player next season.”
Samsung Life is groaning over the line injury this season. Yoon Ye-bin missed the entire season due to an injury, and Kiana Smith and Lee Ju-yeon left during the season. Bae Hye-yoon also runs while controlling her knee condition.
Still, Jo Soo-ah and Shin Dewseul rose to the starting lineup. Lee Hae-ran, who could be called the existing main player, has grown one step further. Thanks to this, he is running second in the regular season. The playoffs are already confirmed. Even in the midst of hardship, the harvest itself is not small.