Choi Ga-eun left Pepper Savings Bank and wore a Korea Expressway Corporation uniform.
Pepper Savings Bank announced a trade with Korea Expressway Corporation on the 2nd. The format is a 2:2 trade, in which Pepper Savings Bank gives away middle blocker Choi Ga-eun and the 2023 rookie draft 1st round nomination rights to the Korea Expressway Corporation, while setter Lee Go-eun and the rookie draft 2nd round nomination rights are received.
In short, he exchanged the rookie first-round pick with middle blocker Choi Ga-eun while receiving setter Lee Go-eun.
Accordingly, Choi Ga-eun will wear the third uniform after IBK Industrial Bank (2019) and Pepper Savings Bank (2021).
Choi Ga-eun said, “It’s sudden, but I ㅋㅋㅋ벳 didn’t have a choice. I try to think positively.” His voice was bright.
Choi Ga-eun heard about the trade from the front desk of the club while conducting a fitness test in the afternoon of the first day of off-season training that started at Pepper Stadium in Gwangju on the 1st. The dinner party became a ‘Choi Ga-eun farewell party’. Choi Ga-eun calmly finished eating with her colleagues and packed up on the 2nd and moved to her home in Hongseong, Chungcheongnam-do.
Choi Ga-eun said, “During the second season, I was able to play a lot with the new team Pepper Savings Bank. Certainly, the experience gained on the court was important. It was different from what I gained through training. I think I have developed a bit of an eye for the court.”
He said, “Pepper Savings Bank was the founding team. On the other hand, Korea Expressway Corporation is a team with many veteran sisters. I want to go there and learn a lot. Especially, I want to learn blocking and other things from (Bae) Yuna.”
Choi Ga-eun wore a Pepper Savings Bank uniform last season and scored 233 points in all 36 regular season games. In particular, when he won 2 wins before road construction, he flew. Choi Ga-eun smiled, saying, “I think I was able to transfer this time because I looked good at that time.”
Choi Ga-eun closely watched the championship match during the off-season. He also had an intuition. He said, “I went to watch the game at Samsan Gymnasium in Incheon during the second game, but the bodies of the highway construction sisters did not come up. At that time, I thought that Heungkuk Life Insurance would win easily in the third game, but it was not. Highway construction unnies released one by one, starting with the receive. The 5th game was a game that really made my heart pound.”
Choi Ga-eun, who has finished her off-season vacation, is back in the off-season as she transfers to a road construction company. The Korea Expressway Corporation plans to start training around the end of May.
Choi Ga-eun said, “Currently, my physical condition is good. I unintentionally extended my vacation (laughs). Originally, I started exercising to build up my body ahead of my return, but now that it’s like this, I’m going to start with weight training alone. I’m going to work hard.”
He starts the team schedule from the Korea Expressway Corporation championship trip departing on May 18th. I started laughing right away. Choi Ga-eun said, “After the trade was confirmed, the front desk of the Korea Expressway Corporation contacted me for a passport. I don’t know if I can go, but I’m going to the United States for the first time. It’s my first long-distance trip, so it’s true that I’m looking forward to it.”
The Korea Expressway Corporation decided on the route for this championship trip after discussing it with the captain Im Myung-ok as the axis. Director Kim Jong-min, who has traveled abroad a lot, also helped at the end. It is a golden itinerary that goes around major tourist spots in the western United States, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Francisco, including Hollywood, Universal Studios, Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Choi Ga-eun said, “I have no friends in the road construction except for (Ahn) Ye-rim and (Kim) Se-in, who spent one season at Pepper Savings Bank. I have to go and do well.”
“My goal is to play a lot. Also, there are many older sisters on the court, so if I go out, I want to move more brightly and actively. And I also want to try various fast-breaking routes, including moving attacks that are lacking. I will work really hard,” she said. . It was a voice full of will.