Courtney Williams

  • Height: 5' 8" (1.73m)

  • Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard (2-1)

  • Birthdate: May 11, 1994

  • Nationality: American

  • College: University of South Florida (2016)

Scouting Report

Courtney is an experienced top quality guard. Very good shooter with range and scorer. Fast in transition, explosive first step, tough to defend one on one. She can create her shot, she can finish she can create for other. She is a leader. When she draws attention from the opponents she can easily become the facilitator. For her size and position she is a very good rebounder. On top of all she is a hard working player that is getting better every year.

 

Career

2019: Lointek Gernika Bizkaia (Spain-LFB, starting five) - 8 games: 15.1ppg, 8.6rpg, 2.5apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 43.3%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 76.0%

In Mar. 2019 moved to Lointek Gernika Bizkaia

2018-2019: Dike Napoli (Italy-Serie A1) - 9 games: 16.3ppg, 8.0rpg, 3.4apg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 43.5%, 3FGP: 24.2%, FT: 85.2%

2018: Connecticut Sun (WNBA, starting five) - 31 games: 13.1ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 46.5%, 3PT: 41.4%, FT: 64.3%

2018: Adana ASKI Mersin (Turkey-KBSL, starting five) - 7 games: 20.9ppg, 8.0rpg, 4.0apg, FGP: 51.7%, 3PT: 23.8%, FT: 70.0%

In Mar. 2018 signed at Adana ASKI Mersin

2017-2018: Perth Lynx (Australia-WNBL, starting five) - 22 games: Score-2(21.3ppg), 6.9rpg, 3.7apg, Steals-2(2.5spg), FGP: 49.6%, 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 80.0%

2017: Connecticut Sun (WNBA, starting five) - 34 games: 12.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.1apg

2016-2017: Girne Universitesi (Turkey-KBSL) - 14 games: 11.6ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 40.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 66.7%, left in Feb. 2017

2016: Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) - 6 games: 0.5ppg, 1.2rpg, played also at Connecticut Sun (WNBA) - 19 games: 8.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 45.0%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 57.9%

2016: Drafted by Phoenix Mercury (WNBA, 1rd(8))

 

Achievements/Awards

Spanish LFB -19 (Player of the Week Rd.24)
Australiabasket.com All-Australian WNBL 1st Team -18
Australiabasket.com All-Australian WNBL Import Player of the Year -18
Australiabasket.com All-Australian WNBL Guard of the Year -18
Australiabasket.com All-Australian WNBL Player of the Year -18
Australian WNBL Semifinals -18
Australian WNBL Regular Season Champion -18
WNBA Eastern Conference Regular Season Runner-Up -17
WBCA Division I All-Region 3 Team -16
WBCA NCAA D1 All-America Team -16
AP NCAA All-America Honorable Mention -16
All-AAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year -16
World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) -15 (Gold): 6 games: 11.3ppg, 7.7rpg, 2.2apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 37.8%, 3PT: 12.5%, FT-3(90.0%)
Eurobasket.com All-World University Games Honorable Mention -15
USA University National Team -15
AAC Tournament Finalist -15, 16
AAC Regular Season Runner-Up -15, 16
WBCA Division I All-Region 1 Team -14, 15
WBCA All-NCAA D1 Honorable Mention -14
NIT Final Four -14
AAC Tournament Semifinals -14
AAC All-Tournament Team -14, 15
All-AAC 1st Team -14, 15, 16

 

Career Highlights

Has played in 59 games with 28 starts over two seasons
Career totals include 574 points, 218 rebounds and 101 assists
Quick guard with great leaping ability
Good rebounder for her size
Quick hands
Thrives in transition
Can score from anywhere on the floor

 

2017 Highlights with Connecticut Sun

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 Mercury

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 Stats

2015-2016: University of South Florida (NCAA, starting five) - 34 games: 22.4ppg, 8.4rpg, 2.6apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 42.6%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 69.7%
2014-2015: University of South Florida (NCAA, starting five) - 35 games: 20.5ppg, 7.6rpg, 3.2apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 78.9%
2013-2014: University of South Florida (NCAA, starting five) - 29 games: 16.6ppg, 7.5rpg, 2.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 46.5%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 75.3%
2012-2013: University of South Florida (NCAA, starting five) - 33 games: 7.4ppg, 3.4rpg, FGP: 41.9%, 3PT: 32.4%, FT: 72.5%

 

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

 

College Career

Senior (2015-2016): WBCA First Team All-American..the senior guard earned WBCA All-America honors after leading South Florida to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the third time in program history. She set a new NCAA Tournament single-game scoring record by scoring 31 points and scoring 65 percent of her teams points. Williams currently ranks ninth in points per game (22.4) and second in the country with 308 field goals made. Williams set a new program-record with 763 points, the only American Athletic Conference player to surpass the 700-point mark. Also, she was the only player in program history to reach 2,000 points (2,304), 900 rebounds (931) and 300 assists (318). The Folkston, Georgia, native scored in double figures in 33 games and recorded 23 20-point games as well as five 30-point games. Williams was voted to the AAC first-team as well as conference Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Junior (2014-2015): Started all 35 games, leading The American in scoring with 20.3 points per game and breaking USF's single-season scoring record with 710 points ... Scored the ninth-most points in the nation, recording 20-point games 20 different times, including a 10-game stretch of consecutive 20-points games - the longest current streak in the nation at that time ... Notched eight double-doubles, averaging 7.5 rebounds per game and adding a team-leading 114 assists ... Tallied two 30-point games, 30 15-point games, and 33 10-point games ... USF was 15-0 when Williams contributed at least four assists ... Named to the Wooden Award watch list, the Dawn Staley Award watch list, the Naismith Trophy watch list, and was one of 12 finalists for The Wade Trophy - women's basketball's version of the Heisman ... Was a three-time College Sports Madness Conference Player of the Week, a three-time American Athletic Conference Player of the Week, and an eight-time American Weekly Honor Roll member ... Was a unanimous pre-season selection for the All-American Athletic Conference First Team, and a unanimous selection for the end of the year All-American Athletic Conference First Team ... Earned All-Region First Team honors for the second consecutive year, and AP All-America Honorable Mention, WBCA All-American Honorable Mention.

Sophomore (2013-2014): Appeared in all 36 games, starting 27 and averaging 30.4 minutes per game for the Bulls ... Led USF in scoring with 586 points, becoming just the third person in USF history to surpass 550 points in a single season ... Averaged 7.5 rebounds per game, finishing 8th on USF's single-season rebounding records list ... Scored a career-high 35 points at Temple on Feb. 22, and recorded at least 20 points 11 times ... Scored in double figures 29 times, and notched 10 double-doubles, just missing a triple-double against Stetson on Mar. 23 (10 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists) ... Finished the season 169 points shy of 1,000 for her career, and 248 rebounds shy of USF's career top 10 ... Named to the American Conference weekly honor roll a team-leading six times ... Named American Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Feb. 24, as well as College Sports Madness Player of the Week ... Named to the All-Conference First Team, the American Conference All-Tournament Team, and the All-Region Team ... Earned a spot on the WNIT All-Tournament team ... Earned All-America Honorable Mention.

Freshman (2012-2013): Appeared in all 33 games, starting three for USF as a freshman ... scored 245 points, 221 of them coming off the bench, as the Bulls' spark off the bench ... recorded 13 double-digit scoring games, including notching a career-high 18 points at Georgetown on 3/4/13 ... scored 12 points in USF's NCAA Tournament win over Texas Tech, and shot .500 from the floor in the tournament ... finished the year with a .419 field goal percentage, and grabbed 113 rebounds and 26 steals in her freshman campaign ... was named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week in December.

 

High School

Played under coach Norris Woods at Charlton County High School in Folkston, Ga. ... Named to first-team All-Region as a freshman ... Earned first-team All-State honors as a senior, and was named All-Region Player of the Year ... Posted 48 points, 21 rebounds, 12 assists, five blocks and four steals in Elite State Finals ...Graduated with honors.

 

Personal

Born on May 11, 1994 ... Daughter of Michele and Donald Williams ... Has one sister, Doniece Williams (19) ... At Charlton County High, scored 42 points, breaking single-game school record set by her mother 22 years earlier ... Also recruited by Auburn.