Courtney Williams selected 8th overall in WNBA draft

Posted: April 14, 2016 in Basketball
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USF senior guard Courtney Williams was selected 8th overall by the Phoenix Mercury, becoming the highest draft pick in program history. Congrats to one of the greatest we will ever see. 

Williams, the 5’8′ guard out of Folkston, Georgia totaled over 2000 points in USF history this season, only the second player in program history to ever accomplish that number. This year, she totaled 22.4 PPG, 8.4 RPG, with 44 steals and 30 blocks. She was named 1st team AAC (had the honor last year) and was named an All American this year as well, becoming one of the most decorated players in program history.

Williams is a tremendous athlete that can run with anyone on the court. On offense, she can drive, hit from long range, but she has a deadly mid-range game that makes her a shooting threat from all over the court. She can stop mid-drive and pop off a shot whenever she wants, scoring in bunches. On defense, she is fearless, attacking and rebounding incredibly well, even against bigger players. She is one of the best we have ever seen and now she goes to a loaded roster that includes Diana Taurasi and Brittany Griner. That is one hell of a team to join.

This is a huge accomplishment for Miss Williams and the USF program. It was been fun to cover her for the past 4 years and now she is about to light up the WNBA. Can’t wait.

 

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