Ashley Owusu is keeping her skills sharp, as she showed off in a social media video posted Saturday.
The highlight reel shows the high-profile transfer in a gym practicing her dribbling and shooting. Her slick ball-handling is grabbing attention — and fueling speculation about her next destination.
Owusu transferred to Virginia Tech from Maryland last offseason, but her season with the Hokies soured after she injured her pinkie finger in December. While she started the first seven games of the season before the injury, she played sparingly after she made her return in January, and she did not play at all in the postseason.
After a social media spat with her Virginia Tech teammates during the Hokies’ Final Four loss, Owusu re-entered the transfer portal. The 6-0 guard has one year of COVID-19 eligibility remaining.
Longtime NBA player Jamal Crawford complimented Owusu’s latest video, as did WNBA free agent Te’a Cooper, who said Owusu looked “so tough.”
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💯 https://t.co/4gLFYpUQIp— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) April 16, 2023
Former Maryland teammate Angel Reese, who transferred to LSU last offseason and then led the Tigers to the national championship, also applauded Owusu’s video.
“This bout to be so scaryyyy,” Reese tweeted.
Could the pair be headed for a reunion at LSU? While it’s possible, Owusu is remaining mum on the subject.
The day before the video dropped, Owusu tweeted: “It feels so good to be back in the gym.” In the replies, someone asked her to drop details of her next stop, to which she replied with laughing emojis.
In three seasons at Maryland before transferring to Virginia Tech, Owusu was named All-Big Ten three times and was the recipient of the 2021 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, recognizing the best shooting guard in women’s college basketball.
This bout to be so scaryyyy👀 https://t.co/vS5Mqbc04l— Angel Reese (@Reese10Angel) April 15, 2023
This bout to be so scaryyyy👀 https://t.co/vS5Mqbc04l