Each month the Athletic Department and the Spartan Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) selects a Spartan Athlete of the Month. The recipient for the Month of November is sophomore boys basketball player Sami Osmani.
He scored 21 points and hit a game-winning three-pointer from just inside the half court stripe as time expired on Saturday at home to give the Spartans a 53-50 win over Chicago Christian. The Spartans trailed all of the first half, but they evened up the score going into the fourth quarter. Then, the wild finish ensued. With less than two seconds on the clock, the ball was inbounded to Osmani, he dribbled once and let the game-winner fly.
“Sami is our second leading scorer on the team behind his brother Adem,” head coach Jason Rhodes said. “Sami added seven rebounds and two steals in the game as well. In addition, he helped defend the Knights’ best player and hold him to well under his season average in points for the game.”