GIRLS BASKETBALL: RH Adams' Jamison & Owusu are a terrific twosome |
ROCHESTER HILLS - Throughout the first two years of their high school hoop careers, Amber Jamison and Raiven Owusu have been the cornerstone pieces of the Rochester Adams hardwood attack, as the Highlanders have looked ahead to the future for a possible return to elite prominence.
Tipping of their respective junior seasons this month, the dynamic duo are gearing towards leading Adams to big things in the here and now.
They are off to a pretty good start.
The Highlanders hold a gleaming 6-0 record heading into Christmas break.
“I think number one, they’re hard workers,” longtime Adams head coach Fran Scislowicz said. “So their hard work is paying off as far as their leadership goes to the team itself. With the chemistry that they have, they can critique each other pretty honestly now, so they know when one needs to pick it up or when one’s open and when they’re not and they feed off of each other really well. Because they’ve played together for 40 plus games going into this season, their closeness as players and their ability to play with one another has really grown.”
Owusu, the team’s smart playmaker of a point guard and Jamison, an athletic and imposing post presence, both stand over 6-feet tall and offer plenty of mismatches for opposing teams.
“I love playing with Amber,” said Owusu, who scored 23 points to help lead her team to a narrow win over Bloomfield Hills on Friday night. “She’s like my sister and I love going through seasons with her, it was nice having a fellow freshman when I was playing my freshman year and we’ve just grown together and we know how each other works and how to get the ball to each other.”
Jamison averages a double-double and is the daughter of former Detroit Lions linebacker George Jamison, a starter on the 1991 NFC Central title-winning squad that advanced into the conference championship game.
She knows what makes her tandem with Owusu so special is how well they compliment each other.
“That’s especially big,” she said. “Because we take most of our shots in the paint and that allows us to be more versatile on the floor because we have more height. So instead of me and Raiven always being in the post, we have other players who can play in the post as well.”
In the 1990s, Scislowicz's Adams teams were perennial Class A state powers.
With Jamison and Owusu in the mix for the next two winters, it appears that's where the Highlanders could be headed again.Tweet