What is the reason for Kang Iseul (28, 180cm)’s 3-point shot?
Iseul Kang of Cheongju KB Stars is the representative shooter of WKBL. The 12 years since his debut, he received the 3-point shooting award 5 times and the 3-point award 6 times, representing his 3-point shooting skills. It is Kang I-seul, whose 3-point shot success rate has never fallen below 30.0%, except for the 2012-2013 season (25.0%) and 2013-2014 season (27.6%), his debut season.
However, he has been struggling all season, with his 3-point shooting percentage only hitting 29.8 percent. Compared to his career 3-point shooting success rate of 38.7%, it is a far cry. He has his ups and downs too. He has had five games where he made three or more three-pointers, but three games where he made none.
In the match between Cheongju KB Stars and Yongin Samsung Life Insurance held at Yongin Gymnasium on the 25th, Iseul Kang’s 3-point shot was a difficult one. He attempted 10 3-pointers, but only 3 broke the rim. His success rate was 30.0%. Iseul Kang scored 27 points in various ways, including mid-range shots, breakthroughs, and under the goal. KB Stars, where Iseul Kang played an active role, won 79-75 after a close match. 메이저놀이터
After the game, when I asked Kang I-seul about the reason for hunting for a three-point shot, he said, “It was the first time I didn’t go this far, so I don’t know the cause. He is also practicing shooting and doing balance exercises. Rather than feeling burdened by not entering, I try to keep throwing with the thought that I will enter someday. It is not a physical burden. I don’t want to go in either (laughs). I feel good, but the shot doesn’t go in.”
“I have to score, but my shots are jagged. There are days when it works and there are days when it doesn’t. On bad days, I think of taking one more step in defense and grabbing rebounds. If you use your strength in this area, (Kim) Min-jeong or other players will score.”
It is an event game, but in the 3-point shooting contest held at the All-Star Festival in the 2022-2023 season, Kang Isul shot 25 3-point shots and hit 17 of them. He succeeded in winning 3 consecutive victories in the WKBL’s first three-point shooting contest, revealing the dignity of a national shooter.