Samsung Life coach Lim Geun-bae selected by Smith “I picked a player to fill in the gaps”

“We picked players who could fill the gaps in the team.”

Yongin Samsung Life Manager Lim Geun-bae and Kiara Smith (23·176 cm) had a smile on their lips. On the 16th, Manager Lim selected Smith at the selection of new players held at Incheon Dowon Gymnasium.

Smith, a graduate of the University of Louisville, USA, is a guard who averaged 12 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists in NCAA Division 1 last season. She was subsequently selected by the Los Angeles Sparks with the 4th (16th overall) Smith in the WNBA Draft. In her debut season, she averaged 2.6 points and a 27.8 percent three-point percentage. Smith’s participation in the new nomination party was circulating in the country that a new player of a different level had appeared, and there was also a rumor that Samsung Life, which had the first choice right, would naturally choose Smith. She was rated as a high-level player as she was Smith.

After appointing Smith, Manager Lim said, “Last season, Samsung Life was last in 3-point shooting. A player who can.”

“Rather than expecting the stats of Smith himself, we are thinking about whether the rest of the players can create synergy because of Smith.” “Smith also has an altruistic mind, not individualistic.

Manager Lim, who immediately evaluated Smith as a sense of power, said, “Smith’s ball handling is not bad and his passing ability is not sagging. I want to catch it,” he explained.

The most important thing for Smith is to adapt to Korean culture. Director Lim emphasized that he is not too concerned about this. Director Lim said, “Smith’s maternal grandfather and grandmother are both Korean, and Smith especially likes his maternal grandmother, so I don’t think there will be any sense of alienation towards Korea. . He added, “Fortunately, Smith has a smart side.” He added, “I think he will understand well if he talks.

Incheon = Reporter Jeong Pil-jae [email protected]

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