Courtney Williams named WNBL Player of the Week
Courtney Williams has been named WNBL Player of the Week after a brilliant weekend for the Perth Lynx, first against the Bendigo Spirit and then the Sydney Uni Flames.
Her week began in Bendigo, where 11 points, six assists, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks from the American helped steer Perth to their first road win of the season.
Williams then tallied a remarkable 26 points, along with 10 rebounds, seven assists, three steals, one block and zero turnovers, as the Lynx claimed their fifth consecutive victory on Sunday against the Flames.
Arriving in Perth with a much-touted jump shot, the WNBA star has done nothing but solidify her reputation as one of the world’s best mid-range shooters.
Over the weekend, 14 of Williams’ 17 baskets came on jumpers, with her willingness to pass out of a shot also creating headaches for the Spirit and Flames.
“Courtney’s pull up, it’s world class,” said head coach Andy Stewart after yesterday’s result.
“Watching her go to work, it was just great to watch.”
“The whole group has the potential to come together so well, and to have a player like Courtney as well – you just can’t double anyone.”
The dynamic guard scored or assisted or 43 of Perth’s 83 points during her team’s victory over Sydney Uni.
Williams is currently averaging 20.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.1 blocks per game this season.
This is her first WNBL Player of the Week award, and her second consecutive WNBL Team of the Week award.