Hana Bank of the Korean Women’s Basketball League just boosted their roster with the addition of former Rutgers player Chelsey Lee as a half Korean Player. She last played in the Romanian League for Galati. The Korean league allows for teams to sign players as Korean if they have a parent or grandparent of Korean decent. According to Chelsey, her grandmother was Korean which makes her eligible to play as one. She was also able to provide documentation proving this. Of course this comes with a lot of controversy
from other teams in the league as Hana Bank will be able to have two foreign players on the court at the same time while everyone else is allowed just one. Samsung also has a half Korean player on their team by the name of Kimberly Roberson who played at Indiana University. However there were never any complaints about her Korean status because her mother is fully Korean and she actually looks to be half Korean. On the other hand Lee does not and this brings up questions about whether or not her Korean status is true. Either way, the WKBL approved her documents and for now she is here to stay. This will definitely make Hana Bank more competitive as they have missed the playoffs for the past three seasons. Already on the team are Charde Houston who they selected with the first pick in the Korean draft and Bernice Mosby. The Korean league tips of this Saturday! Stay tuned.