Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
Truth be told, we don't talk much women's basketball here. And I'll be honest, I barely knew the WNBA playoffs were going on, let alone that any Pitt players were representing teams.
But catching SportsCenter tonight, I caught the highlights from the Indiana Fever-Connecticut Sun game. With her Fever team facing elimination, former Pitt star Shavonte Zellous made a huge play to keep her team in the series. Trailing 1-0 in the best-of-three series, Zellous' team appeared to be heading to overtime. After a missed layup by a teammate, the Fever grabbed the offensive rebound and Zellous hit a jump shot with time running out to win 78-76 and force a decisive third game.
She had only four points in 26 minutes of action off the bench, but her final shot was the biggest of the game. The WNBA might not be all that popular, but it's still cool to see a Pitt alum succeed no matter the sport.
Zellous led Pitt to two Sweet 16 appearances in the NCAAs and a Final Four in the WNIT. As a WNBA rookie in 2009, she averaged 12 points a game and was named to the All-Rookie team. She's also had a solid career in the league, averaging nearly eight points and three rebounds over four seasons.