Shall we shake the volleyball board? Hanbom High School’s Top Prospect Kim Se-bin
“I feel like I have to do as well as expected. The pressure is not small, but I try to overcome it every day.”
On the 17th, Kim Se-bin (18, middle blocker), a 3rd year volleyball team, met at the gymnasium of Hanbom High School in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do. Kim Se-bin is the most noteworthy player ahead of the 2023-2024 professional volleyball women’s rookie draft scheduled to be held in September. A professional team leader commented, “Kim Se-bin is undoubtedly the first overall target,” and “Even if you look at the last few seasons, he is one of the best prospects.”
After the trade between Pepper Savings Bank and Korea Expressway Corporation, Kim Se-bin’s popularity also rose to fans. In the process of bringing back starter Lee Go-eun (28), who had been handed over to Korea Expressway Corporation, as a compensation player for Park Jeong-ah (30), who was recruited as a free agent (FA), Pepper Savings Bank, along with middle blocker Choi Ga-eun (22), made the first round of the rookie draft. He even handed over the nomination. Then, among the fans of Pepper Savings Bank, complaints came out saying, “Because of the club’s mistake in judgment, Kim Se-bin was also added.” Pepper Savings Bank is the team with the highest probability (35%) of winning the first place last season at the bottom (7th).
Kim Se-bin, who is said to be tall (188 cm) and has good footwork, was selected for the under-18 national team as well as the under-20 national team last year. She is also the only high school player to be named on the 50-man reserve list for the Hangzhou Asian Games, which will open this September. Director Park Ki-joo, who took the baton at the school from 2002, when he was at Hanil Computer Girls’ High School, and raised Hwang Yeon-ju (37, Hyundai E&C), Kim Yeon-kyung (35, Heungkuk Life Insurance), and Bae Yuna (34, Korea Expressway Corporation), said, “Kim Se-bin is only a little blocking. If it is supplemented further, he is a player who can immediately become a sense of power on the professional stage.”
Upon entering Hanbom High School, Kim Se-bin took the starting position and led the team to a total of 9 national championships so far. Since last year, the record of seven consecutive championships has been maintained based on the competitions participated. Kim Se-bin, captain of Hanbom High School, said, “Now I feel refreshed only when I win. My goal is to win all competitions this year. In particular, I want to win the National Sports Festival (the last tournament in high school).”
Kim Se-bin is the second daughter of Kim Chul-soo (53), head of the Korea Electric Power Corporation, and former Korea Tobacco and Ginseng Corporation (currently KGC Ginseng Corporation) playing coach (53). Her father was a middle blocker as a player, and her mother was an opergit spiker. Kim Se-bin taught her mother to play volleyball, and she started playing volleyball in earnest when she was in the 4th grade of Papa Elementary School in Suwon. Sebin Kim said, “Since she was young, she always watched volleyball on TV, so she naturally thought, ‘I want to try it too’. Even now, after the game, she listens to her parents for advice on every detail,” she said.
Former coach Kim,먹튀검증 who played an active part in the national team, said, “Sebin still lacks power or her stamina. She needs to reinforce it so that she can show her skills even on the professional stage,” she said. “Her mom definitely had a different level of power,” she said, as did Sebin Kim.
Her role model Kim Se-bin is Yang Hyo-jin (34, Hyundai Engineering & Construction), the ‘blocking queen’ who represents the V-League. “She has a variety of angles when attacking, and her wrist snap is quick,” said Kim Se-bin, who introduced her strengths. I think it’s important. He said, “I want to learn all parts of Hyojin unnie’s hand shape, steps, etc.” and expressed her aspirations, “I will work hard and become a good player.”