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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.)

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 Phoenix.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 123 games with 91 starts over four seasons
  • Career totals include 1,403 points, 585 rebounds and 320 assists
  • Quick guard with great leaping ability
  • Good rebounder for her size
  • Quick hands
  • Thrives in transition
  • Can score from anywhere on the floor

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:

  • 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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