LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — The number one women's basketball recruit in the country added another accolade Tuesday, March 13, as she was named Morgan Wootten Player of the Year along with RJ Barrett. Both are McDonald's All-Americans.
"To be chosen as a McDonald’s All-American is a dream come true," Williams said. "Playing as an All-American and also receiving the Morgan Wootten Award is an indescribable feeling. I know any one of the 24 players selected could have received this award and I am truly humbled and grateful to be a recipient."
Notable winners of the award are Lonzo Ball in 2016 and Maya Moore in 2007. Barrett and Williams will receive their Morgan Wootten Player of the Year awards on Tuesday, March 27 in Atlanta during a special ceremony. Shortly after, the two will take the court to compete at the 2018 McDonald’s All American Games on Wednesday, March 28 at Philips Arena in Atlanta. The girls' game tips off at 5 p.m., according to a press release.
On Friday, March 9, Williams scored 42 of her team's 68 points, pulled down 11 rebounds, made three steals and recorded two blocks for CAC. The Mustangs won 68-57.
Williams, a senior, signed with UConn to play for the Huskies next year.