DJ Williams signed to play professional basketball in Italy | Instant News


CONWAY, S.C. – The former prominent University of Carolina women’s basketball stands out DJ Williams will start his professional basketball career abroad because he has signed a contract with Pallacanestro Lucca in Italy, recently announced.

Williams was named the Best Women’s Basketball Player for the 2019-2020 Sun Belt Conference last season, when she led the Chanticleers to a record 25 win program.

Guards from the Moreno Valley, California, became only the third Chanticleer to win the award as conference player this year and the first since Alisha Dill in 2006-07. He was the first Coastal player to be appointed to the first All-Sun Belt team, who was appointed to the first team in 2018-19 and 2019-20. He also won the second team All-Sun Belt award in 2017-18.

During his senior season, Williams averaged 19.4 points, 7.5 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 2.4 steals per contest to lead the CCU offense. He finished the season at the top of the Sun Belt Conference by scoring averages, free throw attempts (210), free throws made (163), stealing (68), and stealing per game. He also ranked second in the league in assists with 149 and third in double-doubles with 11 this year.

Williams highlighted his season when he scored the 51 highest points of his career in a 124-103 victory over Troy on February 13 to break the 34-year-old school record for most points by singing in one game. He followed him with a third triple-double in school history against South Alabama two days later. For his game that week, he was named the National Player of the USBWA of the Week, National Player of the Week ESPNW, and Player of the Sun Belt Conference on Sunday.

In his career at CCU, Williams led the team in helping and stealing three times and scored in each of his last two seasons. She finished her second career in Coastal women’s basketball history in career average rating (15.4 ppg), second in assists (415), second in free throw trials (615), second in free throws made (442), third in points (1,582), fifth in the field of goals scored (552), and fifth in steals (200).

Courtesy – Coastal Carolina Coastal

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