2018 Year In Review: JiSu Park

HOW SHE JOINED THE ACES

On draft day 2018, the Las Vegas Aces sent Jill Barta and the team’s second round pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft to Minnesota in exchange for Park, whom the Lynx selected with the 17th overall pick in the 2018 Draft. The Aces also received Kahlia Lawrence, whom Minnesota picked with the 24th pick in 2018.

SEASON OVERVIEW

Park scored six points and grabbed three rebounds in her WNBA debut, and posted one of her best stretches of the year from June 8-19 when she connected on 17 of 36 shots over seven games. She started all seven of those, games and finished the year with 11 total starts.  Park also posted two double-digit rebound efforts during that span, including a career-high 12 in a win over Seattle on June 19.

The South Korean native followed up her early June performance with a 10-game stretch from June 27 through July 22 that saw her go 12 for 21 from the floor.

Park finished the season ranked fifth in the league among rookies in rebounds per game (3.3), and third in blocked shots (.063)

BEST GAMES

The 2018 WNBA Champion Seattle Storm lost just eight games during the regular season, and one of those losses came at the hands of the Aces on June 19. Park helped lead the way by grabbing a career-high 12 boards, and going three for five from the field. She added a pair of blocks and two assists in a career-high 30 minutes of play.

WHERE IS SHE NOW?

Park is playing this offseason for the KB Stars in South Korea. The Stars recently moved into first place in the WKBL, and the 20-year-old Park is averaging 13.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.0 blocked shots and 1.3 steals per game. She leads the league in blocked shots, and is second in scoring, seventh in assists, and ninth in scoring. Park is also connecting on 51.6 percent of her field goal attempts.

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