Kim Joo-sung (basketball)

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This article is about the basketball player. For the football player, see Kim Joo-Sung.
This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
Kim Joo-Sung
Personal information
Nationality South Korea
Born (1979-11-09) November 9, 1979 (age 34)
U-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Residence South Korea
Height 205 centimetres (6 ft 9 in)
Weight 92 kilograms (203 lb)
Sport
Country South Korea
Sport basketball
College team Chung-Ang University
Team Wonju Dongbu Promy
Kim Joo-sung
Hangul 김주성
Hanja
Revised Romanization Gim Ju-Seong
McCune–Reischauer Kim Chu-Sŏng
Kim Joo-sung
Medal record
Competitor for  South Korea
Men's basketball
FIBA Asia Championship
Bronze 2013 Manila Team

Kim Joo-Sung (Korean: 김주성, Hanja: 金鑄城; born November 9, 1979 in U-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan) is a South Korean basketball player. He plays forward-center. He currently plays for Wonju Dongbu Promy, and he wears number 5. He is 205 centimetres (6 ft 9 in) tall.[1]

Education[edit]

Kim attended Chung-Ang University from 1998 to 2001. He played on the college's basketball team.

Career[edit]

Wonju TG Xers[edit]

After college, Kim joined the Wonju TG Xers. Kim had one of the best rookie recording averages with 17.04 points, 8.72 rebounds, 2.24 assists, and 2.07 shoot-blocks in the season. In addition, he helped the team win the championship keeping the goal in the post-season of the 2002-2003 league. Kim averaged 18.85 points, 8.85 rebounds, and 2.43 shoot-blocks and won the Most Valuable Player of the league in the 2003-2004 season. However, the Xers failed to win the championship of 2003-2004, losing to Jeonju KCC Egis. In spite of the team's loss, The Xers won the championship in the 2004-2005 season, and Kim won the Most Valuable Player of the post-season for the first time.

Wonju Donbu Promy[edit]

The Xers was taken over by Dongbu Group, was reorganized to Wonju Dongbu Promy. Though the Promy took third place, Promy failed in the playoff, losing to by Daegu Orions. The next year, Kim was injured and could not participate. Therefore, Promy failed to join the post-season, taking the eighth rank.

In the 2007-2008 season, his team won the championship by defeating Seoul Samsung Thunders. Kim won the Most Valuable Player for the second time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Introduction to South Korean Basketball". Asia-Basket. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 

External links[edit]

  • Profile on the Wonju Dongbu Promy website
  • Profile on Asia-Basket.com