Trade close to release… A reversal story written by Go Ara at Woori Bank
For Asan Woori Bank veteran guard Go Ara (35 179 cm), 2023 is an unforgettable year. He obtained the championship ring for the first time in his life in ‘Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball’. It is also significant in that he was a member of the main team, not a helper. In May of this year, she will transform into a bride. The groom-to-be is Anyang KGC shooter Bae Byeong-jun (33, 191 cm) who is active as a professional basketball player. Immediately after the recent championship match, they visited KGC’s home stadium to cheer on the groom-to-be, and also held a regular league championship ceremony메이저사이트.
Go Ara almost took off her uniform without ever being on top. But the opportunity came last summer. It was traded to Woori Bank. Woori Bank recruited Go Ara from Bucheon Hana 1Q and gave her the first pick in the rookie draft. Hana 1 Q had no plans to use Go Ara anymore. At the time, Woori Bank coach Seong-woo Seong-woo said, “Even if you select the first player, it takes a certain amount of time to become a sense of power immediately. The addition of veteran Go Ara is helpful for our team that is trying to win. He explained the background of the bold decision, saying, “Even if he only defends while playing for about 5 minutes, the team becomes stronger.”
To Go Ara, Woori Bank is the de facto family team. After being nominated by Cheongju KB Stars with the 4th overall pick in the 2007 rookie draft, he made his debut at Kumho Life Insurance following the transfer of the nomination right. However, he transferred to Woori Bank after only playing one season. He only played 6 games for Kumho Life Insurance, but he achieved growth while playing for Woori Bank. After that, he went through Yongin Samsung Life Insurance and Hana 1Q, and he always regretted 2%. He has athleticism and defense, but he has a clear weakness in shooting.
After recruiting Go Ara, the coaching staff at Woori Bank ordered intensive training to balance the shot. Coach Jeon Joo-won of Woori Bank said, “The motion of the hand or arm when shooting is not bad. However, it was confirmed that the balance of the lower body was shaken. After correcting this, it definitely got better.”
Go Ara recorded a 36.5% 3-point shooting success rate in the regular season this season. It is the personal best 3-point shooting success rate in the last 10 seasons. In the 5 games of ‘Spring Basketball’, from the semifinal playoffs to the championship match, he operated accurate outer guns and contributed to Woori Bank’s combined victory.
Go Ara’s annual salary this season was 50 million won. He was less than the promising sixth man of the other team, but he proudly stood at the highest position he had hoped for so much. It is a season that achieved something more valuable than money.