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Yeon-Ha Beon (KOR) 2012 Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women (OQTW) Turkey
03/02/2013
KOR - National team star Yeon-Ha Beon remains a class act

SEOUL (FIBA Asia Championship for Women/FIBA World Championship for Women) - Yeon-Ha Beon will have plenty of highlight reel plays to look back on in her career as a national team star of Korea.

She played at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and four years later, the Beijing Games where she led the national team into the Quarter-Finals.

At those Summer Games in China, Beon had 19 points in the opening-game upset of Brazil, a result that served as a launch pad for a successful Olympics.

Beon put all of her talent on display at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women (OQTW) last year in Ankara, shooting a scintillating 40.6% (13 of 32) from behind the arc while averaging 13.8 points per game but Korea came up short of a third Olympic appearance.

Needless to say, Korean fans would like to have the Beon, a 1.80m forward who turns 33 in March, in the line-up when they compete at the FIBA Asia Championship for Women this year.

The tournament will serve as a qualifying event for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey.

Her performances in the WKBL with the KB Stars strongly suggest she's still at her peak.

On Friday, she had 13 points and 11 rebounds in an 82-75 victory over Winnus KDB Life.

The outing before, Beon erupted for 33 points and also handed out nine assists as the team edged league leaders Woori Hansae, 76-74.

Beon drilled an eye-popping seven of 10 shots from behind the three-point arc in that triumph over Woori Hansae.

She is the third leading scorer in the WKBL at around 18 points per contest.

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