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Courtney Williams's Bio

About Courtney Williams

Position: Guard

Height: 5-8

Weight: 133

Date of Birth: May 11, 1994

College: South Florida ‘16

High School: Charlton County High (Folkston, Ga.)

Transactions: Selected eighth overall in the 2016 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury on April 14, 2016. Traded to Connecticut Sun in June 2016. Drafted eighth overall in the 2016 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury on April 14th. 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. Traded to the Atlanta Dream in February 2020 as a part of a multi-team trade with Connecticut and Phoenix.

 

Career Highlights:

  • 2021 WNBA All-Star
  • Four 30-point games, 25 20-point games, 16 double-doubles
  • Has played in 175 games with 137 starts over six seasons.
  • Career totals include 2,224 points, 948 rebounds and 511 assists.
  • Has tallied 16 double-doubles in her career, seven of which came in 2021.
  • Quick guard with great leaping ability, good rebounder for her size, quick hands, thrives in transition, can score from anywhere on the floor.

 

2021 Highlights with Atlanta: 

  • Started in all 32 of the Dream’s games
  • 2021 WNBA All-Star
  • AP Player of the Week (6/2)
  • Career season saw her average 16.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.5 blocks per game.
  • Recorded seven double-doubles, 8 20-point games and 2 30-point games in 2021.
  • Led the Dream in points (31), made three-pointers (3), defensive rebounds (10), total rebounds (12), assists (7) and steals (2) against New York (5/29), scoring 6 of Atlanta’s 8 points in overtime and hitting the go-ahead jumper to win the game.
  • Recorded 31 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists against New York (5/29) and made the game-winning shot in overtime.
    • The outing marked the only time this season a player in this league had more than five assists in a 31+ point double-double.
    • One of only seven players in the league with at least 31 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in a game in 2021, joined by her teammate Tiffany Hayes.
  • Came off the bench to score 15 points for Team WNBA in the 2021 WNBA All-Star Game, adding on two assists, a steal and a block to help her team defeat the USAB Women’s National Team.
  • 2021 WNBA Regular Season Leaders and Ranking
    • 1,101 total minutes played – 1st
    • Two 30+ point games – T-4th
    • 228 field goals made – 3rd
    • 1 field goals made per game – T-3rd
    • 128 mid-range field goals made and 4.0 per game – 1st
    • 333 mid-range field goals attempted and 10.4 per game – 1st
    • 46 offensive rebounds and 1.4 per game – 1st among guards
    • 173 defensive rebounds and 5.4 per game – 2nd among guards
    • 219 total rebounds and 6.8 per game – 1st among guards
    • 17 blocks – 5th among guards
    • 59 points, clutch – 1st
    • 1 clutch time shooting percentage (min. 30 FGA) – 2nd
  • Milestones:
    • Reached 100 career three-pointers made against Phoenix (9/8).
    • Reached 2,000 career points against Indiana (7/11).

2020 Highlights with Atlanta: 

  • Appeared in 20 games and started in 14.
  • Led all guards in the league in rebounding, ranking…
    • 11th with 1.9 offensive rebounds per game and 37 total offensive rebounds
    • 13th with 7.2 total rebounds per game, 5.3 defensive rebounds per game and 106 defensive rebounds
    • 15th with 143 total rebounds
  • Saw a streak of 12-straight games with double-digit scoring, a run that included four 20+ point outings and one 30-point performance.
  • Recorded four double-doubles: 13 PTS/10 REB against Seattle (8/6), 12 PTS/14 REB against Phoenix (8/14), 15 PTS/13 REB against New York (9/3), and 20 PTS/10 REB against Chicago (9/9).
  • Made her first start with the Dream against Seattle (8/12), scoring 12 points with a team-high 7 rebounds.
  • Grabbed a career-high six offensive rebounds and 14 total boards against Phoenix (8/14).
  • Scored 30 points against Washington (8/19) on 13 made field goals in a season-high 37 minutes, which marked just the second 30-point outing of her career.
  • Scored 20 points in back-to-back games against Chicago (9/9) and Connecticut (9/11).

2019 Highlights with Connecticut:

  • Started in all 34 regular season games and all eight postseason games
  • Her 13.2 points per game, 450 total points, 3.8 assists per game, 129 total assists, 29 minutes per game and 45.7 three-point shooting percentage were all career high records
  • Helped the Sun reach the WNBA Finals, averaging 17.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists in the postseason

2018 Highlights with Connecticut:

  • Appeared in 30 games with 29 starts
  • Ranked third on the team in scoring (12.6 ppg), third in assists (90) and fourth in rebounds (178)
  • Set franchise record with 15 made field goals while scoring the most points in regulation (34) in Sun history against Washington (6/13)
  • Her scoring (12.6 ppg), rebound (5.9) and assist (3.0) averages were all career highs
  • Tallied three double-doubles and 18 double-figure scoring games
  • Had a career-high four made three-pointers against Washington (6/13)
  • Pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds four times in 2018. It was the fifth time in her WNBA career she has had that many rebounds
  • Led the Sun in rebounds eight times and in scoring four times
  • Set new single-season career highs for rebounds (178), assists (90) and made threes (20)

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 and Connecticut:

  • 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:

  • Will be inducted into the USF Hall of Fame as a part of the 2020 class.
  • 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 of 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
  • 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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