Players

  • Rita Williams
  • #11
  • Guard — Washington Mystics

2007 Statistics

PPG
8.0
RPG
0.00
APG
7.0
EFF
+ 14.00
Born: Jan 14, 1976
Height: 5-6 / 1,68
Weight: 135 lbs. / 61,2 kg.
College:Connecticut
Years Pro: 6








Background

2002:
Averaged 4.8 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 29 games with Indiana (20) and Houston (9) … scored a season-high 17 points at Miami on June 30 … grabbed a season-best four rebounds on July 8 vs. Cleveland … dished out a season-high five assists at Charlotte on June 13 … led the Comets in scoring one time with 15 points vs. Minnesota on August 13 … acquired by the Comets on July 20 from the Indiana Fever.

2001:
Became first All-Star in Fever history...Averaged team-highs of 11.9 ppg and 3.6 apg...Registered the first double-double of her WNBA career with game-highs of 20 points and a career-best 10 assists vs. Detroit on 8/12...Her 10 assists are also a club record...In the last five games of the season, averaged 15.2 ppg on 26-50 FGS (.520), 9-18 3-pt FGS (.500) and 15-15 FTS...Had a season-high eight steals, setting the franchise record, against the Sol, 8/10...Finished second in the league averaging 2.25 spg and had at least one steal in a club-record 29 straight games...Only player to see action in every game of the franchise’s history.

2000:
Averaged 11.0 ppg and 3.2 apg...Third in the WNBA in steals per game with an average of 2.38 per game and ranked seventh in the WNBA in steals-to-turnover ratio with a ratio of 1.10-to-1...Was one of 10 players in the WNBA with more steals than turnovers...In the last five games, shot 11-20 3-pt FGS (.550), while shooting 22-44 FGS (.500), overall...Tied for 12th in the WNBA averaging 3.2 apg and led the Fever in assists 17 times...First Fever player to log 40 minutes in a game, achieving the feat in consecutive games, 6/23-24, and then again vs. Washington, 8/3.

1999:
While playing in all 30 games with Washington, averaged 4.4 ppg...Scored a season-high 10 points at New York on 6/14...Scored eight points on 3-6 FGS and dished out three assists vs. Cleveland on 8/8.

1998:
As a rookie, played all 30 games, starting 18 for Washington...Posted a then-career-high 11 points against Utah on 6/19...Matched that against Phoenix, 8/4...Dished out a then-career-high eight assists against Cleveland, 8/15...Recorded at least one steal in 27 of 30 games.

In the Playoffs:
Saw first postseason action of career with the Comets in the 2002 WNBA Playoffs, playing in all three games vs. Utah … hit two 3-point field goals in Game 1 at Utah on August 16, 2002 … scored a playoff-high nine points in Game 3 vs. Utah on August 20, 2002.

Additional Basketball Experience:
Played with the Springfield Spirit of the National Women’s Basketball League during the 2002 offseason.

As a Collegian:
In 1997-98, as a senior, was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 1998 Big East Championship after averaging 16.7 ppg, 4.3 spg and 5.0 rpg in 38.0 mpg...Was a second team All-Big East selection...Ranked first on her team in minutes played (31.9 mpg), assists (144) and steals (104)...In 1996-97, as a junior, recorded 107 steals -- the third highest season total in team history...In 1995-96, transferred to UConn from Mitchell Jr. College (New London, Conn.)...In 1994-95, led Mitchell J.C. to a third-place finish in the Junior College National Tournament with 17.2 ppg and 8.4 spg en route to Kodak All-America honors.


Personal

  • Parade Magazine and USA Today Honorable Mention All-America as a high school senior
  • Earned a degree in sociology from Uconn
  • Has a black cat named Nikki
  • A self-proclaimed “TV junkie,” names the original Cosby Show as her favorite
  • Played shortstop on her high school softball team
  • Favorite food is French fries
  • Would most like to beat UConn assistant coach Tonya Cardoza one-on-one, because has only been able to beat her once