• Rita Williams
  • #11
  • Guard — Washington Mystics

2007 Statistics

+ 14.00
Born: Jan 14, 1976
Height: 5-6 / 1,68
Weight: 135 lbs. / 61,2 kg.
Years Pro: 6


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


  • 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