Riquna Williams signs in United Arabs Emirates with Al Nasr Sports Club
American Riquna Williams has signed for the
remainder of season 2015-16 with Al Nasr Sports Club, the current United Arabs
Emirates First Division Champion.
Riquna Williams arrives to Al Nasr after two
sensational months with the Turkish Adana ASKI, averaging 18.1 points, 5.1
rebounds and 4.1 assists per game in the Turkish KBSL and 17.2 points, 4.5
rebounds and 2.7 assists per game in Eurocup, being their main outside threat.
Last summer, Riquna Williams also had a
spectacular season in WNBA 2015 with Tulsa Shock in which she averaged 15.1
points per game and played in the All Star game for the first time.
Riquna Williams will travel today and her debut
with Al Nasr will be next week.
Riquna Williams is one of the best scorers in
the world and holds the WNBA record with 51 points in a single game (against
San Antonio 2013), also averaging 15.6 points per game in 21 minutes during
that season, helping her to be awarded as 6th Player of the Year.
The American guard also has overseas experience
after playing in Slovakia (14.5 points per game in Euroleague with Kosice),
Israel (21.7 points per game with Rishon), Italy (14.7 points per game with
Ragusa) and Turkey (18.1 points per game in Adana ASKI)
Riquna Williams Highlights WNBA 2015
Riquna Williams's career began in Pahokee High
School, where she averaged 32.5 points in her senior year.
In the 2008-09 season, playing as a freshman
for the University of Miami, Riquna averaged 8.7 points per game, including 23
points against Clemson.
In the 2009-10 season and as a sophomore,
Riquna Williams averaged 19.6 points per game and emerged as one of the best
scorers in the country, scoring 27 or more points in eight games and being
named in the All-ACC Second Team.
In the 2010-11 season, Riquna averaged 21.7
points and 5.3 rebounds per game, being included in the All-ACC First Team.
In her senior year, Riquna averaged 16.6 points
for Miami, ending finishing her college career with an average of 16.4 points
and 3.4 rebounds per game.
Riquna Williams was selected with the 17th pick
in the 2012 WNBA Draft by the San Antonio Silver Stars, being later traded to
the Tulsa Shock.
In her first season in WNBA, Riquna averaged
10.5 points and 1.6 steals in 20 minutes a game, being one of the best players
in steals and being included in the All-Rookie Team.
In the 2012-13 season, she played her first
season in Europe with the Good Angels Kosice in Slovakia where she averaged
14.5 points and 2.2 steals per game in Euroleague.
In January of 2013 she moved to Israel and
averaged 21.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game with Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion.
Back into the WNBA, playing forTulsa Shock in
2013 she averaged 15.6 points in 21 minutes per game, beating the record in
history in a WNBA game with 51 points against San Antonio.
Riquna was also named Sixth Woman of the Year.
In the 2013-14 season, Riquna Williams played
in Italy for Virtus Eirene Ragusa, averaging 14.7 points and 7 rebounds per
game, reaching the semifinals in the Italian Cup and being Finalist in League
with a newly promoted team.
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