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Courtney Williams's Bio

About Courtney Williams

Position: Guard

Height: 5-8

Weight: 136

Date of Birth: May 11, 1994

College: South Florida ‘16

High School: Charlton County High (Ga.)

Drafted: Selected eighth overall in the 2016 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury on April 14, 2016

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 59 games with 28 starts over two seasons
  • Career totals include 574 points, 218 rebounds and 101 assists
  • Quick guard with great leaping ability
  • Good rebounder for her size
  • Quick hands
  • Thrives in transition
  • Can score from anywhere on the floor

2017 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONNECTICUT:

  • Appeared in 34 games with 28 starts
  • Was fourth on the Sun with a career-high scoring average (12.3 ppg), and third in total rebounds (142), made field goals (185) and assists (71)
  • Registered career highs in all of those categories
  • Also career highs for minutes (884), made threes (12), made free throws (36) and steals (19)
  • Had career-high 12 made field goals and 27 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, of a comeback win against Seattle (8/8)
  • Had 23 double-figure scoring games
  • Led the Sun in scoring six times
  • Had a career-high 10 rebounds with 23 points on 10 of 11 shooting at San Antonio (6/3)
  • Had five or more rebounds in 17 games
  • Scored 500th career point at Atlanta (8/15)
  • Pulled down 200th career rebound against Chicago (8/23)
  • Had 100th assist at Los Angeles (9/3)

2016 HIGHLIGHTS WITH PHOENIX:

  • Traded to the Connecticut Sun along with the draft rights to Jillian Alleyne and Phoenix’s second round pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft, from the San Antonio Stars for Kelsey Bone
  • Appeared in 19 games without a start for Connecticut
  • Appeared in 25 games overall, including six with Phoenix
  • Reached double figures in seven games with Sun
  • Had career-high 20 points and eight made field goals at New York (9/9)
  • Had career-high seven rebounds twice
  • Had eight games with at least five rebounds
  • Averaged 11 points, 6.5 rebounds and four assists over the last two games of season
  • Averaged 10.1 points per game in September

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Completed four-year career ranked second in points (2,304), third in rebounds (931), sixth in assists (318), seventh in blocks (93) and 12th in steals (163)
  • Owns top two single-season totals (763 as a senior, 710 as a junior) in USF history
  • Fifth all-time in three-point shooting percentage (.426)
  • Highest WNBA draft pick in USF program history
  • Reached double-figures in 33 of 34 games as a senior
  • Had 23 games with 20 or more points
  • Had five games with 30 or more points
  • Set program NCAA Tournament record with 31 points in 48-45 win over Colorado State in first round of 2016 tournament
  • Averaged 22.4 points as a senior
  • Averaged 21.3 points over the last two seasons at USF

PERSONAL:

  • Daughter Michele and Donald Williams
  • Has one sister, Doniece Williams
  • At Charlton County High, scored 42 points, breaking single-game school record set by her mother 22 years earlier
  • Named All Region Player of the Year and All State as a senior
  • Was a first team All-Region selection as a freshman
  • Graduated high school with honors
  • Also recruited by Auburn
  • Selected as one of 12 players to compete for the United States in the 2015 World University Games in South Korea
  • Williams helped the USA win gold by posting double-doubles against Japan and Canada in the semis and finals, respectively
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