Kiana Williams


  • Position: Point Guard

  • Height: 5' 8"

  • Nationality: American

  • College: Stanford

Kiana Williams Scouting Report

Career Accolades | Career Statistics and Single-Game Highs

  • 18th overall pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft by the Seattle Storm
  • NCAA champion (2021)
  • Pac-12 champion (2021)
  • Two-time Pac-12 Tournament champion (2019, 2021)
  • WBCA All-America (2021)
  • Associated Press All-America Third Team (2021)
  • USBWA All-America Second-Team (2021)
  • NCAA Tournament Alamo Region Most Outstanding Player (2021)
  • Pac-12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2021)
  • Tom Hansen Medal Winner (2021)
  • Three-time All-Pac-12 - Coaches and Media (2019-21)
  • Naismith Trophy National Player of the Week (Feb. 16, 2021)
  • WBCA All-America Honorable Mention (2020)
  • Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention (2020)
  • USBWA All-America Honorable Mention (2020)
  • Two-time WBCA All-Region (2020-21)
  • Pac-12 All-Defensive Team Honorable Mention - Coaches (2020)
  • Two-time Pac-12 All-Tournament Team (2018, 2020)
  • Two-time Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Finalist (2019-20)
  • NCAA Tournament Chicago Region All-Tournament Team (2019)
  • All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention - Coaches (2018)
  • Pac-12 All-Freshman Team - Coaches and Media (2018)
  • Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Finalist (2018)
  • Two-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week (Jan. 8, 2018; Feb. 5, 2018)
  • CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team (2021)
  • Two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team (2020-21)
  • Two-time Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll (2020-21)
  • Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention (2019)

As a Senior (2020-21) | Game-by-Game Stats (PDF) • NCAA Champions • Pac-12 Champions Pac-12 Tournament Champions

  • WBCA All-America
  • Associated Press All-America Third Team
  • USBWA All-America Second-Team
  • WBCA All-Region
  • NCAA Tournament Alamo Region Most Outstanding Player
  • Pac-12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player
  • Tom Hansen Medal Winner
  • All-Pac-12
  • Naismith Trophy National Player of the Week (Feb. 16)
  • CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
  • Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll
  • Started all 33 games, averaging 14.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.3 steals in 32.3 minutes per game
  • Led the team in points, assists, minutes, made 3-pointers and free throw percentage
  • Shot 41.0 percent from the floor (173-of-422), including 38.3 percent from behind the arc (82-of-214) and 89.5 percent from the free throw line (34-of-38)
    • Career free throw percentage of .833 ranks second in program history
  • Became the program's all-time leader in made 3-pointers, surpassing Candice Wiggins in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament
    • Finished career with 311, fourth in Pac-12 history
    • Hit the third-most 3-pointers of any player in the nation since the start of her freshman season
  • Led the team with 26 double-figure scoring performances, including five over 20 points
    • Season-high 27 points came at USC (12/19), tying career-high with seven made 3-pointers
  • Played entire 40 minutes of a game six times, including the final three games of the NCAA Tournament
  • Made at least three 3-pointers in 12 games, including five of the season's last eight games
    • Led the Pac-12 and ranked seventh nationally with 82 made 3-pointers
  • Averaged 16.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists in the Pac-12 Tournament, making 12 3-pointers
    • Was named the tournament's MVP, finished her career fourth in Pac-12 Tournament history with 206 career points at the event
  • Season-high eight assists came at Oregon State (2/13)
    • Dished at least three assists in 20 different games, including eight of Stanford's nine postseason games
    • Finished career ninth in program history with 464 career assists
  • Season-high six rebounds also came against the Beavers
  • Nabbed a season-best four steals in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament vs. No. 8 Louisville (3/30)
  • Featured the best assist-to-turnover ratio of her career (2.02), ranking third in the Pac-12
  • Was second nationally in total minutes played (1,066)
  • Went a season-best 8-of-9 from the free throw line against No. 11 Oregon (1/8)
  • Became one of 22 women’s basketball players since 2000 to boast over 1,800 points, 450 assists and 300 3-pointers - just one of three from the Pac-12 (Sabrina Ionescu, Sydney Wiese)

As a Junior (2019-20) | Game-by-Game Stats (PDF)

  • WBCA All-America Honorable Mention
  • Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention
  • USBWA All-America Honorable Mention
  • WBCA All-Region
  • All-Pac-12 - Coaches and Media
  • Pac-12 All-Defensive Team Honorable Mention - Coaches
  • Pac-12 All-Tournament Team
  • Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Finalist
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
  • Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll
  • Started all 33 games, averaging 15.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.1 steals in 34.2 minutes per game
  • Led the team in points, assists, minutes and made 3-pointers
  • Shot 41.6 percent from the floor (182-of-437), including 34.7 percent from deep (67-of-193) and 84.0 percent from the free throw line (63-of-75)
  • Scored in double figures a team-high 25 times, including nine straight games to the end the season, with nine 20-point efforts
  • Joined the 1,000-point club in a win over No. 23 Tennessee (12/18)
  • Averaged 18.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists at the Pac-12 Tournament, with 10 of her 19 made field goals coming from behind the arc
  • Went off for a career-high 29 points at Colorado (2/16), including the game-tying 3-pointer, followed by a steal and a game-winning 40-foot buzzer beater in a 69-66 victory
    • Made seven 3-pointers against the Buffaloes, one of 12 in program history to hit that many in a single game
    • The first Stanford player since Bonnie Samuelson in 2014-15 to combine for at least 11 made 3-pointers in back-to-back games, adding four at Utah (2/14)
  • Made at least three 3-pointers in 10 games, including six of the last nine games of the year
  • Dished at least five assists in 14 games, with a season-high nine against Washington (1/5)
  • Tied a career-high with seven rebounds twice: vs. California Baptist (11/28) and USC (2/9)
  • Played the entire 45 minutes in an overtime loss at No. 13 Arizona (2/28), scoring 27 points
  • Nabbed a season-best three steals twice: vs. Gonzaga (11/17) and Colorado (1/24)
    • Made six free throws vs. the Bulldogs

As a Sophomore (2018-19) | Game-by-Game Stats (PDF) • Pac-12 Tournament Champions

  • Chicago Regional NCAA All-Tournament Team
  • All-Pac-12 - Coaches and Media
  • Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Finalist
  • Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
  • Started all 36 games and averaged 14.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 34.5 minutes
  • Shot 42.2 percent from the field (189-of-448), 36.7 percent on 3-pointers (91-of-248) and 79.3 percent at the line (46-of-58)
  • Scored in double figures in 28 games and had seven 20-point efforts
  • The first Stanford player to average 4.5 assists in a season since Jeanette Pohlen in 2010-11
  • 91 made 3-pointers are tied for third in program history (Krista Rappahahn; 2006)
  • Has made 162 career 3-pointers, 10th among Power 5 conference players over the past two seasons
  • Averaged 34.5 minutes per game, the second most for a Stanford player in the last two decades (Milena Flores; 37.6; 1999-00)
  • Put up 16.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.3 assists at the Pac-12 Tournament with 11 of of her 15 made field goals coming from behind the arc
  • Had her first career double-double with 21 points and 10 assists in a Jan. 6 win against UCLA
    • Was Stanford's first 20-point, 10-assist double-double since Jeanette Pohlen had 21 and 12 in a win over USC on Jan. 22, 2011
  • Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds in the Pac-12 Tournament against Cal (3/8)
  • Tallied a career-high five steals in the regional semifinal against Missouri State (3/30)

As a Freshman (2017-18) | Game-by-Game Stats (PDF)

  • All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention - Coaches
  • Pac-12 All-Freshman Team - Coaches and Media
  • Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Finalist
  • Pac-12 All-Tournament Team
  • Two-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week (Jan. 8; Feb. 5)
  • Played in all 35 games, started 26 and averaged 10.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 25.7 minutes
  • Shot 41.4 percent from the floor (128-of-309), 38.4 percent from deep (71-of-185) and 81.8 percent at the line (36-of-44)
  • 71 made 3-pointers are the second most for a Stanford freshman in program history behind Jamie Carey (81; 1999-2000)
  • Fourth in the conference and 71st in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage (.384)
  • Fifth in the Pac-12 and 108th nationally in 3-point makes (71)
  • 27th in the league in scoring and second among freshmen (10.4)
  • Averaged 3.1 points and shot 20.7 percent (6-of-29) in her first seven games and in the final 28 upped those numbers to 12.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting (122-of-280)
  • Scored in double figures in 19 of the season's final 28 games
  • Averaged 13.3 points per game in the NCAA Tournament, which was third among freshmen
  • Poured in 21 on 8-of-16 shooting (.500), including a 5-of-8 clip from deep (.625), in her NCAA Tournament debut against Gonzaga (3/17)
  • Shot 56.9 percent (29-of-51) from deep in the last nine games to lead the country during that span
  • Was voted to the Pac-12 All-Tournament Team after averaging 17.7 points on 70.4 percent shooting (19-of-27), including 72.2 percent from deep (13-of-18) in three games in Seattle
  • Tied Oregon State's Sydney Wiese (2016) for the second-most 3-point makes in tournament history (13)
  • Scored 24 on 6-of-7 shooting from behind the arc in Stanford’s semifinal win over Arizona State (3/3)
  • Season-high six 3-pointers tied for the third most in a single game in Pac-12 Tournament history
  • Posted a season high with 26 points to go with four steals in the regular-season home finale against Cal (2/15)
  • 26 points were the most for a Stanford freshman since Nneka Ogwumike had 27 in the NCAA Tournament against

    San Diego State on March 23, 2009

  • Had a season-high seven assists in a win over Arizona (1/28)
  • Went more than 99 minutes without a turnover from Feb. 2 at No. 16 Oregon State until Feb. 11 against Colorado
  • Grabbed a season-high six rebounds against Utah (2/9)
  • Averaged 11.0 points and 2.4 assists per game in conference
  • Came off the bench to score 17 at San Francisco (11/29) and 13 at No. 3 Baylor (12/3) before starting the rest of the season beginning with UNLV on Dec. 16
  • Scored Stanford's first 10 points on the road against the Lady Bears

USA Basketball

  • Won silver with the United States at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru in Aug. 2019
  • Averaged 5.2 points, 2.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 17.8 minutes per game in her first event with USA Basketball
  • Had previous experience at trials at the U17 (2014 and 2016) and U16 (2015) levels

Prior to Stanford

  • A 2017 graduate of Karen Wagner High School in San Antonio, Texas
  • A five-star talent, rated as the eighth best player in the country according to ESPN HoopGurlz and 12th by Prospects Nation
  • McDonald’s All-American (2017)
  • Jordan Brand Classic All-American (2017)
  • WBCA High School Coaches’ All-American (2017)
  • Naismith High School Girls’ Second Team All-American (2017)
  • Stanford’s first top-10 recruit since Chiney Ogwumike signed as the top player in the country in Nov. 2009
  • Two-time team captain
  • Averaged 21.0 points, 3.8 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 3.1 steals in leading her team to a 26-5 overall record in 2016-17
  • Earned MVP honors for the West Team at the 2017 Jordan Brand Classic after scoring a game-high 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting
  • Averaged 17 points, five rebounds, four assists and 2.5 steals per game as a junior
    • First-team all-state selection for the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches as well as the Texas Girls Coaches Association
  • Two-time District 27 champion (2014, 2015)
  • Two state championship tournament appearances (2014, 2015)
  • District 27 Newcomer of the Year (2014)
  • San Antonio All-Area All-American (2015)
  • Played five years of club for San Antonio’s Finest
Personal
  • Born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Daughter of LaChelle and Michael Williams
  • Has three older brothers, Chancy Campbell, Michael Williams and Javion Coleman
  • Brother, Chancy, was a running back at Abilene Christian and a 2002 Texas 6A state champion with Converse

    Judson High School

    • Played in the 2004 U.S. Army All-American Bowl
  • Father played linebacker at Texas Southern
  • Graduated summa cum laude, was a three-time National Honor Society member and once received Spanish National Honor Society recognition
  • Volunteered at Haven for Hope, a place of new beginnings for those experiencing homelessness in in Bexar County