Count Connecticut Sun guard Kara Lawson as one of Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis’ big fans.
Lawson was at the XL Center Monday night to work the game between Baylor and UConn for ESPN2. And she watched KML light it up with 26 points (11 of 14) and a career-high 15 rebounds in the Huskies’ 76-70 loss to the top-ranked Lady Bears.
What strikes Lawson, in particular, is the way KML shoots three-pointers. There is no greater three-point shooter in WNBA history than Lawson and you can tell how impressed she is with the UConn sophomore.
KML is 76 of 155 from three-point range this season.
“This is a typical UConn team; very balanced,” Lawson said. “They don’t have an over-reliance on one specific player. They are very sound defensively and smart, which stands out.
“But I will tell you something; I think what Mosqueda-Lewis is doing, and how efficiently she is doing it, the rate she is shooting the basketball … I’m not going to say I’ve never seen it before, because I’m sure we can research some other numbers, but just look at how many three-pointers she has made.
“Are you kidding me? Shooting over 50 percent from the field, too. That kid is not getting enough whatever [praise]. I’ve never seen anything like it. There are great shooters out there, but they don’t shoot like she does. Whoa.”