Even in the 21st year, Han Chae-jin of ‘Pulp Pearl’… The record for the oldest participation in women’s professional basketball is just around the corner

‘Veteran’ Han Chae-jin is about to break the record for the oldest player in women’s professional basketball history.

Han Chae-jin’s team, Incheon Shinhan Bank, will face off against Busan BNK in the 2022-2023 season women’s professional basketball regular league at Sajik Indoor Gymnasium in Busan on the 27th. 메이저놀이터

If Han Chae-jin participates in this match, she will break the record for the oldest player ever to participate. It is the 38th year and 319th day since Han Chae-jin was born. Her previous oldest appearance was Tina Thompson, a foreign player who played for KDB Life, who held the record at 38 years and 314 days. In terms of domestic players, Heo Yun-ja, who played for Samsung Life Insurance in Yongin, is 38 years old and 313 days old.

Han Chae-jin wore a Hyundai Hyperion uniform in the 5th place in the first round at the 2003 WKBL New Player Selection. She is in her 21st year as a pro this year.
From the 2009-2010 season to the last season, she recorded an average playing time of 30 minutes or more in 13 consecutive seasons. Last season, she was ranked #1 overall in Steel. She also received the Best Player Award three times.

This season, she is averaging 25 minutes and 24 seconds in 18 games, averaging 3.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals.

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