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Elizabeth Williams's Bio

About Elizabeth Williams

Position: Center/Forward

Height: 6-3

Weight: 199

Date of Birth: June 23, 1993

College: Duke

High School: Princess Anne (VA)

Transactions: Drafted fourth overall by Connecticut in the 2015 WNBA Draft. Traded to the Atlanta Dream on February 3, 2016 from the Connecticut Sun for the No. 4 pick in the 2016 WNBA draft. Signed a multi-year contract with Atlanta on April 3, 2018.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Has appeared in 154 games with 132 starts
  • Career totals include 1,424 points, 988 rebounds, 277 blocks 179 assists and 118 steals
  • Her 1.8 blocks per game ranks sixth in WNBA history and third among active players
  • Has played and started in seven Playoff games for an average of 11.0 points, 9.9 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game
  • WNBA Most Improved Player (2016)

2019 HIGHLIGHTS WITH ATLANTA: 

  • Started in all 32 games played
  • Reached 800 career rebounds against Las Vegas (6/6)
  • Her career-high eight blocks against Las Vegas (9/5) ties the franchise record for most blocks in a game (last: by Alison Bales, vs. Chicago, July 16. 2011)
  • Posted her only double-double of the season and 11th of her career at Phoenix (8/16) with 15 points and 11 rebounds
  • Led the team with a season-high 20 points, a career-high eight blocks, a season-high six offensive rebounds, and eight total rebounds against Las Vegas (9/5)
  • Pulled down 10 or more rebounds three times, with a season-high 11 boards twice
  • With 53 blocks in 2019, continues to hold the franchise record for most career blocks per game with 1.93 (258 blocks in 133 games)
  • Led the team in rebounding eight times and in scoring seven times

2018 HIGHLIGHTS WITH ATLANTA: 

  • Started in 32 of 33 games played
  • Averaged 26.8 minutes, 5.8 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 9.1 points per game
  • Had a career high of 22 points (11-12 FGM) against Las Vegas (8/7)
  • Had a career high of 6 assists against Chicago (5/23)
  • Had a season high of 10 rebounds against Connecticut (6/22)and 6 blocks against Phoenix (7/8)
  • Recorded 3 steals twice during the season
  • Finished in double-digit scoring in 14 regular season games and four playoff games
  • Recorded 2 double-doubles during the playoffs
  • Playoff averages: 31.3 minutes, 51.1 FG%, 8.8 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, 10.8 points

2017 HIGHLIGHTS WITH ATLANTA:

  • Started all 34 games
  • 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 (8/26)
  • Finished with a season-high 20 points vs. Chicago (6/23)
  • Recorded five double-doubles during the season
  • Selected as a reserve for the 2017 WNBA All-Star game.

2016 HIGHLIGHTS WITH ATLANTA:

  • Started all 34 games
  • 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 (9/11)
  • Her seven blocks vs. Seattle were a new career-high (7/5)
  • Grabbed 16 rebounds and scored 9 points in 38 minutes in first round playoff victory over Storm (9/21)
  • Named the WNBA Most Improved Player.

2015 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONNECTICUT:

  • Appeared in 21 games
  • Averaged 11.7 minutes per game with 3.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game
  • Scored a season-high 10 points twice (7/22, 7/31)
  • Recorded five blocks against Indiana (7/28)

OVERSEAS COMPETITION:

  • 2015-16: Istanbul University SK, Turkey
  • 2016-17: Nadezhda Orenburg, Russia
  • 2017-18: Liaoning, China
  • 2018-19: Botaş SK, Turkey
  • 2019-20: Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu Istanbul, Turkey

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • First Four-Time AP All-American in ACC history, eighth ever in NCAA history
  • Only second Duke player to be named WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year (2015)
  • 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 against 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.

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
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