Hyeonji Noh (30, 176cm) scored 14 points after undergoing ankle surgery.
Asan Woori Bank’s Noh Hyun-ji recorded 14 points and 3 rebounds in 28 minutes and 14 seconds in the 6th round match against Yongin Samsung Life Insurance held at Yongin Gymnasium on the 16th. With the combined efforts of Noh Hyun-ji, Park Ji-hyeon (14 points), Park Hye-jin (14 points), and Kim Jong-un (10 points), Woori Bank won a sweeping victory 72-59.
Noh Hyun-ji, who we met after the game, said of his brief victory, “It’s good that the team finished first, and I’m also happy that I can play healthy.”
Noh Hyun-ji was on the operating table due to an ankle injury during the offseason, and returned to play on January 14 after rehabilitation. When asked what condition his body was in, he said, “It seems to be between 7 and 80%. It’s not perfect yet, but there are a lot of good players on the team, so it seems less obvious. It’s scary when you still fight or when there are a lot of people. Still, I am trying to overcome it by bumping into it more and more.”
“It was hard because it was the first time I was injured while preparing for the season, but after resting and rehabilitating, I learned how I thought of basketball and how much I liked it. Now, even if I run a little, that time is precious. I try to do my best at the given time.”
Coach Seong-Woo Seong-Woo said, “(Roh) Hyeon-ji’s performance is bench scoring, and it is good to operate if he scores well on the bench. Hyeonji is also old, but if we take turns playing each other well, the burden will be reduced.” 안전놀이터
When coach Sang-Woo Lee told Hyeonji Noh that he wanted him to play as a sixth man in the playoffs, he replied, “In fact, just being on the court is good for me, but if I have time to play on the court, I will think of it as a regular league and work hard.”
Noh Hyun-ji wore the uniform of KDB Life Insurance Winners, the predecessor of Busan BNK Some, as the 4th place in the 2nd round at the 2011 WKBL Freshman Selection, and stayed with BNK until the 2021-2022 season. Ahead of this season, he transferred to Woori Bank as a free agent (FA).
When asked about his transfer to Woori Bank, he said, “He puts on the screen well and takes a lot of chances. So you can play comfortably. The defense is difficult, but the assist defense comes a lot. There seems to be a lot of synergy.” Regarding the championship in the regular league, “It seems that only me, (Kim) Danbi unnie, and (Go) Ara unnie liked it. The other players seemed familiar,” he laughed.