The Washington Huskies upset the Stanford Cardinal 85-76 this afternoon to book the first ticket to the Final Four in Indianpolis. Chantel Osahor had a career-high 24 points (including three threes) and 18 rebounds to help the Huskies win. Osahor is a six-foot-two forward who’s in the top 15 nationally in rebounds per game, but she also shoots a ton of threes (she made four against Kentucky in the Sweet 16). All tournament, she’s been one of the Huskies’ most important players, and she has a impressively rangy game for a center.
Check out Osahor’s shooting form, which is a wonderful, effective throwback of a set shot.
Osahor is the third option on a Huskies team that’s overwhelmed three higher-seeded teams on their run to the Final Four. Kelsey Plum and Talia Walton are the team’s stars, but Osahor is the tallest player on the team, and her inside-out game opens up a ton for the Huskies.
The Seattle Times caught up with her yesterday and asked her about her unorthodox shooting style:
“I think from now on I’m gonna deserve some respect and some attention for my game, which everyone wants,” said Osahor, adding that most people try to be friendly and describe her style as “interesting.”
“Interesting” is correct. Look how casually she steps into her shots.
Osahor gets her little flicked shots off remarkably quickly.
Washington has the winner of Tennessee-Syracuse a week from today. I hope Osahor hits like eight threes in that game.