The women’s UCLA basketball team is stocking up for the 2019 recruiting class as they landed 4-star point guard Charisma Osborne (Windward/Moreno Valley, CA).
Despite the loss of two top-tier ballers in Jordin Canada and Monique Billings, UCLA basketball head coach Cori Close continues to reload and it is looking like 2019 is going to be an exceptional class for her Bruins.
On Tuesday, UCLA landed their second commitment for the 2019 recruiting class as top California basketball player Charisma Osborne out of Windward School in West L.A. gave her pledge to the Bruins.
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Osborne is the second player to commit to UCLA in this recruiting cycle after 5-star point guard Jaden Owens committed to the Bruins back in June. Even though Close only has two players committed, it is already a solid class.
According to the ESPN/HoopGurlz Super 60 rankings, Osborne is the 32nd ranked player in the nation and ranked 6th at her position.
Osborne is a baller, plain and simple. Her fearlessness is one of the first things that you notice when she takes the court. Though she stands at 5-8, she plays like she is 6-8.
Osborne has no problem driving the lane and attacking the basket. If the shot is open, she will take it, but will also go right at her defender.
She also has great floor vision and is always able to find the open woman. Osborne has great ball control and can play uptempo, something that will be vital to Close’s style of play.
Last year, Osborne helped Windward to both a Southern Section and CIF State Open Divison Championship. On top of that, the hoopster from Moreno Valley is also an international champion. This past June she helped USA Basketball win the FIBA U17 Women’s World Basketball Cup.
If you have not already, it is time to start paying attention to UCLA women’s basketball as they continue to build a national power and it is going to be fantastic. Go Bruins!