“I chose without hesitation.”
IBK Industrial Bank coach Kim Ho-cheol selected Breetri Abercrombie (USA) by winning the lucky first pick in the foreign player draft following the Asia Quarter Draft last April.
In the 2023 KOVO (Korea Volleyball Federation) Women’s Foreign Player Draft held at the Double Tree by Hilton Umraniye Grand Ballroom in Turkey on the 13th at 5:00 pm (11:00 pm Korean time), IBK Industrial Bank nominated Abercrombie as the first overall pick. did.
IBK Industrial Bank of Korea, which finished last season in 6th place, won the first nomination, although it had 30 marbles, 5 fewer than Pepper Savings Bank (35) in 7th place.
Director Kim Ho-chul had no hesitation. Immediately after the nomination, he met with reporters at the scene and said, “Even before I came to Istanbul, I thought of Abercrombie as my number one priority. I kept checking the videos of last year’s national team performance and the Turkmen League. Until recently, I watched all the 5 Puerto Rico Finals videos closely. I’m sure. After that, I could see him handling the ball on the field on the last day.”토토사이트
At the same time, coach Kim Ho-cheol further explained, “Abercrombie is not a flashy and powerful player. But he was selected because he fit our team.”
Coach Kim Ho-cheol, who nominated Thai national setter Phonpun as the first overall pick in the last Asian quarter draft, smiled and said, “If you come out one more time, it’s a first-choice triple.”
Manager Kim Ho-cheol emphasized, “We picked Abercrombie as the first choice, so the batting team would have been a bit suspicious.
Manager Kim said, “Abercrombie is not a great player in terms of physicality, but he has an advantage because he is left-handed. The key was whether he could block and attack from the 4th spot, but I decided that it was possible.”
Now, coach Kim Ho-cheol is contemplating preparing for off-season training in earnest. Coach Kim Ho-cheol said, “Our team needs to play speed volleyball. Setter Fontun and Abercrombie joined. Setter Kim Ha-kyung has become very important. It is more so because the joining of Fontun is delayed. Fast volleyball has been selected to match the fast setter, as foreign players have been selected. I will make it,” he said.
IBK Industrial Bank can boast of the combination of Brittany Abercrombie and Fontun. In addition, if synergy is created with the outside heater line featuring Pyo Seung-joo and Hwang Min-kyung, they are expected to board the elevator.