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Riquna Williams's Bio

About Riquna Williams

Career Highlights:

  • WNBA All-Star (2015)
  • WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year (2013)
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team (2012)
  • Scored a season-high 37 points at Las Vegas on August 31
  • Season-high and career-high tying 10 FGM at Las Vegas on August 31
  • Shares Sparks Franchise single-game Record for most three-pointers made (7) with Chelsea Gray
  • Shot a career-best of 42.2% from the three-point line (2020).

2020 (Los Angeles):

  • Averaged 10.5 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.1 steals per game.
  • Shot 43.5% from the field, 42.2% from the three-point line, and 88.9% from the free-throw line.
  • Was 8th league-wide in 3PT field goals made at 43.
  • Finished with season highs of 21 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals.

2019 (Los Angeles):

  • Started in 14 of her 23 regular season appearance
  • Reached double-digit scoring 12 times
  • The Sparks went 11-3 with Williams in the starting lineup
  • Averaged 15.2 points in the last 13 regular season games
  • Scored a season-high 37 points at Las Vegas on August 31
  • Season-high and career-high tying 10 FGM at Las Vegas on August 31
  • Started in all four playoff games, contributing 28 total points

2018 (Los Angeles):

  • Appeared in 33 games and started in both playoff games
  • Averaged 7.1 points and 1.4 rebounds per game in 16.6 minutes of action
  • Shot 38 percent from beyond the arc
  • Registered a season-high 25 points and made a Sparks’ single-game record of seven 3-pointers against the Liberty on June 24
  • Logged 17 points, three rebounds and two steals in the Sparks’ first round playoff win over the Minnesota on Aug. 21

2017 (Los Angeles):

  • Played 23 games and started in 6 games
  • Averaged 6.4 points and 1.4 rebounds in 17.7 minutes of action per game
  • Scored a season-high 15 points against Phoenix on June 18
  • Missed 9 games with left knee strain

2016 (Los Angeles):

  • Traded to Los Angeles for Erin Phillips
  • Suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon while playing in Dubai during the off-season and missed the entire season

2015 (Tulsa):

  • Appeared in 29 games and started in 20
  • Averaged 15.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game
  • Ranked eighth in the league in scoring, third in made three-pointers, tied for fourth in made free throws

2014 (Tulsa):

  • Appeared in eleven games and started two
  • Averaged 6.9 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.4 steals per game
  • Shot 40.6 percent from the field and a career-high 93.3 from the free throw line
  • Recorded a season-high 27 points against Phoenix on May 30
  • Sat out the majority of the season with a knee injury

2013 (Tulsa):

  • Appeared in 27 games made six starts, averaging a career-high 15.6 points per game
  • Scored the most points in a single game in WNBA history with 51 against San Antonio on Sept. 8
  • Set career-highs for field goals made (17), field goals attempted (28), three point field goals made (eight), three point field goals attempted (14) and minutes played (35) against San Antonio on Sept. 8
  • Ranked seventh in the league in three-point percentage with 38.1 percent
  • Ranked fifth in the league in free throw percentage shooting 90 percent from the charity stripe
  • Named the league’s Sixth Woman of the Year

2012 (Tulsa):

  • Named to the All-Rookie Team
  • Appeared in 33 games and made three starts, averaging 10.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game
  • Scored a career-high 27 points against Los Angeles on June 26
  • Logged the most points in a quarter of any Shock player with 15 against Phoenix on June 17

Transactions

  • Selected by the Tulsa Shock in the second round with the 17th overall pick of the 2012 WNBA Draft
  • Traded to the Los Angeles Sparks prior to the 2016 season along with the sixth pick in the 2016 WNBA draft in exchange for Erin Phillips, the fifth pick in the 2016 WNBA draft and a first-round draft pick in the 2017 WNBA draft

Overseas:

  • Elazig – Turkey (2019-2020)
  • Hatay BB – Turkey (2018-2019)
  • Reyer Venezia – Italy (2017-18)
  • Al Nasr Sports Club – Dubai (2015-16)
  • Virtus Eirene Ragusa – Italy (2013-14)
  • Good Angels Kosice – Slovakia (2012-13)

College: 

  • Named first team All-ACC in each of final two seasons and second team All-ACC Tournament as a senior
  • Finished career averaging 16.4 ppg and 3.4 rpg while shooting 39.6% from the field and 82.2 percent from the free throw line
  • Was named ACC player of the Week seven times
  • Scored 27 or more points in eight games during Sophomore year (2009-10)
  • Led the University of Miami and was second in the ACC with 19.6 ppg during Sophomore year (2009-10)
  • During Junior year (2010-11) led the ACC and ranked 11th in the nation with 21.7ppg
  • Is the record holder at Miami for Career Three-Point Field Goals Made 125 (G) and 272 (3FG)
  • Record holder for Single Season Three-Point FG Made 36(G) and 106(3FG)
  • Still holds eight Miami school records

Personal:

  • Born and raised in Pahokee, Fla.
  • Attended Pahokee High School where she was elected team MVP and captain by teammates both junior and senior seasons
  • Was named first team all-state during senior season
  • Scored a school record of 55 points against the defending state champions and averaged 32.5 points per game
  • Has five letters in basketball, flag football and track and field
  • Named to the Pahokee High School honor roll during senior year
  • Majored in criminology at the University of Miami
  • Grandmother is Shirley T. Williams and mother is Shirley Ann Williams
  • Has five siblings: one sister, Rikina Jones and brothers, Ricky Williams, Joshua Jones and Solomon Williams

 

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