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Elizabeth Williams's Bio

About Elizabeth Williams

2017 All-Star Team (Reserve)

2016 WNBA Most Improved Player

Transactions: Traded to the Atlanta Dream on February 3, 2016 for the No. 4 pick in the 2016 WNBA draft

2017 WNBA Season: Started all 34 games for the Atlanta Dream in 2017…Averaged 10.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per game…Her 7.2 rebounds ranked 10th in the WNBA…Finished tied for second in the league with 2.0 blocks per contest…Her 31.4 minutes per game was the ninth most in the WNBA in 2017…Grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds to go with 15 points in win over Indiana on Aug. 26…Finished with a season-high 20 points vs. Chicago on June 23…Recorded five double-doubles during the season…Was selected as a reserve for the 2017 WNBA All-Star game.

2016 WNBA Season: Started all 34 games for the Dream…Averaged career-highs with 11.9 points and 8.1 rebounds…Finished second in the WNBA with 2.3 blocks per game…Tied for most minutes played per game at 34.7 a contest…Recorded a career-high 16 rebounds vs. Phoenix on Sept. 11…Her seven blocks vs. Seattle on July 5 were a new career-high…Grabbed 16 rebounds and scored 9 points in 38 minutes in first round playoff victory over Storm on Sept. 21…Named the WNBA Most Improved Player.

College: First Four-Time AP All-America in ACC history…Eighth ever in NCAA history…Only second Duke player to be named 2015 WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year…The second ACC player in history to be named First Team All-ACC four straight years…Four-time ACC Defensive Player of the Year…First ACC player ever to reach 1,900 points, 1,000 rebounds and 400 blocks…Became only the second Duke player to post 1,000 career rebounds…Had a block in her first 91 games at Duke, which set an ACC record…Scored 1,000 points in just 69 games, the fourth-quickest in program history…One of a six Blue Devils ever to post a triple-double…Ranked ninth in the NCAA history, second in ACC history with 426 career blocks…Was fifth in NCAA Tournament history with 44 career blocks…Holds an ACC freshman record with 116 blocked shots, the sixth highest single-season total in NCAA history…Had an ACC single-game record 12 blocks as a freshman at Wake Forest…Graduated from Duke ranked fourth in points (1,955), sixth in scoring average (14.4), second in rebounds (1,078), third in rebound average (7.9), second in offensive rebounds (494), fifth in defensive rebounds (584), third in  field goals made (791), fourth in field goals attempted (1,575), fifth in free throws made (372), fifth in free throws attempted (601), second in blocks (426), second in blocks average (3.1), third in double-figure scoring games (110), third in double-doubles (29), seventh in games with 20 or more points (20), eighth in charges taken (28), tied ninth in games played (136), second in games started (132) and second in minutes played (4,162)….Owns four of the top seven single-season block records in school history, ranking 4th as a freshman (116), 5th as a junior (108), 6th as a sophomore (107), and 7th as a senior (95)…Was 10-of-10 from the field against USC Upstate as a freshman, the second-best output in Duke history.

USA Basketball:  Won gold medal with the 2011 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team…Started 6-of-9 games…Averaged 8.9 points and 5.0 rebounds… Led team to an overall 8-1 record and the 2009 USA Basketball U16 National Team… Member of the 2010 USA Basketball U17 World Championship Team…Started eight games and averaged team highs 13.5 points and 7.6 rebounds… Led the team to an 8-0 record and gold medal in Toulouse, France…Won gold medal with the 2009 USA Basketball U16 National Team…led the team to a 5-0 record at the FIBA Americas Championship…Averaged 13.4 points and 1.4 blocks…Named tournament MVP.

Personal: Born Elizabeth Olatayo Williams in Colchester, Essex, England…Daughter of Dr. Alex and Margaret Williams…Has one younger brother, Mark, and one older sister, Victoria…On the Principal’s List and recipient of the Cavalier Award in 2007-08…Was on Dean’s List at Duke in the Spring of 2012…A  two-time ACC Honor Roll selection…Ranked No. 1 in All Star Girls Report and Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and ranked No. 2 in ESPN Hoop Gurlz and Blue Star Report…2011 Morgan Wooten National Player of the Year…a 2010 and 2011 First Team Parade All-America…2011 USA Today All-USA First Team and 2011 ESPN Hoop-Gurlz All-America selection…Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia in 2010 and 2011…2011 Associated Press Group AAA State, Virginia H.S. Coaches Association Group AAA, Eastern Region, Beach District and Virginia-Pilot All-Tidewater Player of the Year…Set McDonald’s All-America game record with 23 points, and also had 11 rebounds, 2 blocks, one steal and one assist in 19 minutes…MVP of the McDonald’s All-America game…Had  20 points, eight rebounds, three blocks, and one assist in 29 minutes in the WBCA All-America game…Earned Red Team MVP for her performance in the WBCA All-America game…2010 Associated Press Virginia Player of the Year and Beach District Player of the Year…guided her Princess Anne High School team to Virginia Class AAA State titles in 2011 and 2009…Her  team had a 120-6 record during her varsity career…Ranked No. 2 in career blocked shots in Virginia high school girls’ basketball history…2011 First Team All-Beach District, First Team All-Eastern Region and First Team Virginia Pilot Newspaper All-Tidewater Selection…2010 ESPN Rise First Team All- American and 2010 USA Today All-USA Third Team selection…Eastern Region Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010…2009 All-State First Team honoree and All-Tidewater First team selection…2009 Beach District Defensive Player of the Year…2009 All-Beach District first team selection…Guided Princess Anne to a 31-1 record and a AAA state title…Played AAU for Boo Williams since 2008 and was a 2008 Second Team All-Beach District honoree…Honorable Mention All-Region as a freshman…ran track & field and was an All-Beach District selection in the high jump in 2008-09.

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