Mikaylah Williams READY for March Madness

WHN | Mar 14, 2024

BATON ROUGE – Mikaylah Williams, the #2 ranked recruit in the nation, had her pick of colleges across the country…

Subscribe now and read this article for FREE!

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

BATON ROUGE – Mikaylah Williams, the #2 ranked recruit in the nation, had her pick of colleges across the country for her collegiate career. However, the Louisiana native chose to stay close to home. At just 18 years old, Williams boasts an impressive array of accolades, including Louisiana’s Gatorade Player of the Year, McDonald’s All American, and SEC Freshman of the Year.

Despite her remarkable achievements, Williams remains remarkably humble and grateful for the opportunities she’s received. Rather than exuding arrogance, she embodies humility, recognizing the platform she has earned on the national stage and her future prospects with LSU’s National Reining Championship team.

Transitioning from high school to college has presented its challenges for Williams. “Being in high school shape and being in college shape is completely different,” she admits with a chuckle, describing the intensity of LSU games and practices.

Reflecting on a tough match against South Carolina earlier in the season, Williams doesn’t shy away from acknowledging the team’s shortcomings. “That game slipped out of our hands,” she recalls, revealing her competitive spirit. When asked about the possibility of facing South Carolina again, Williams confidently asserts, “I’d put my five up against any five.”

Since joining LSU, sophomore guard Flau’Jae Johnson has been instrumental in Williams’ adjustment to college basketball. “Flau’Jae took all of the freshmen under her wing,” Williams acknowledges gratefully, highlighting the significance of Johnson’s mentorship in her development as a player.

Off the court, Williams finds joy in spending time with her family, particularly her younger brother, whom she describes as her best friend. This glimpse into her personal life underscores the balance she strikes between athletics and familial bonds.

On the court, Williams’ statistics speak volumes: averaging 14.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2 assists per game, she has established herself as a versatile threat on both ends of the floor. Currently recovering from foot complications and plantar fasciitis, Williams played reduced minutes in the SEC tournament, but the program remains hopeful for her swift return.

As Williams continues to make strides in women’s college basketball, she maintains her humility and gratitude for the opportunities bestowed upon her. “God’s blessed me with talents and abilities to play at a high level,” she reflects.

In Mikaylah Williams, LSU Women’s Basketball has discovered a rising star – a dynamic player whose passion, talent, and resilience foreshadow a bright future on and off the court. As she forges her path in college basketball history, one thing is certain: Mikaylah Williams is a force to be reckoned with, destined for greatness in the sport she loves.

Keeping Maryland Competitive Amidst The Ever-Changing College Basketball Landscape

WHN | Jun 5, 2024

WNBA Could Increase Media Rights Fees To $240 Million

WHN | Jun 14, 2024

Phoenix Mercury Signs Charisma Osborne

WHN | Jun 13, 2024

Iowa Alum Molly Davis Joins Coaching Staff Of Division 1 Program

WHN | Jun 12, 2024

WNBA Trash Talking Is Good, Actually

WHN | Jun 12, 2024

Pat Summitt’s Legacy Lives On In Candace Parker’s New Family Addition

WHN | Jun 11, 2024

Kyra Elzy Joins Duke As Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

WHN | Jun 10, 2024