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    Tahirah Williams
    2 Tahirah Williams
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Montclair, N.J.

    High School:
    Immaculate Heart Academy

    Height:
    6-0

    Position:
    Guard

    AT FIRST GLANCE
    Will provide depth at the guard and wing slots...an exciting player that along with her athletic gifts displays exceptional hustle and an enthusiasm for the game...has proven to be a capable defensive spark for the Huskies off the bench during her career...her athleticism and versatility could lead her to an increased role during senior campaign...has seen action in 76 games, including 27 during junior season.

    2007-08 SEASON
    Tallied four points in eight minutes of action in NCAA?first round win over Cornell (3/23)...made 4-of-6 free throws while adding three rebounds in just six minutes of action vs. Marquette (2/20)...totaled four points and block and a steal in win at Seton Hall (2/9)...scored five points and added two rebounds in win at Purdue (1/6)...tallied two points and four rebounds at Villanova (1/3)...registered two points and two rebounds in 12 minutes vs. Army (12/31)...posted two points and two steals in five minutes off the bench in win vs. Hartford (12/29)...scored four points while adding three assists and two rebounds in win over South Carolina (12/17)...tallied four points in win over Virginia (12/5)...scored four points and pulled down two rebounds in five minutes vs. Old Dominion (11/23)...pulled down two rebounds in nine minutes off bench vs. Holy Cross (11/14)...played eight minutes and scored two points in season opener vs. Stony Brook (11/11).

    2006-07 SEASON
    Appeared in 28 games during sophomore season in a reserve role...averaged 1.8 points and 1.2 rebounds...averaged 7.7 minutes per appearance...ranked fourth on the squad in charges-taken with four in 2006-07...saw in NCAA Tournament games against UW-Green Bay (3/20) and LSU (3/26)...pulled down two rebounds in 12 minutes of action vs. UMBC (3/18) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament...appeared as a reserve in BIG EAST Tournament wins over South Florida (3/4) and Louisville (3/5)...tallied six points and two rebounds in win at Providence (1/17)...recorded a season-high seven points in win over Seton Hall (1/9)...matched her career-high in minutes with 15 against and registered a career-best five rebounds against Sacred Heart (12/31)...totaled four rebounds in 15 minutes against Oakland (12/23)...totaled six points in 15 minutes in win over Colorado State (12/21)...recorded six points and two rebounds while shooting 3-of-3 from the field in BIG EAST opener at Georgetown (12/7)...tied career-best with three assists against Boston University (11/28).

    2005-06 SEASON
    Saw action in 21 games in her first season at UConn...provided depth during freshman season on the wing and guard positions...averaged 1.8 points and 0.7 rebounds while playing an average of 4.6 minutes per contest...shot a solid .560 (14-of-25) clip from the field in limited time...scored seven points in win over Hofstra (12/22)...was the team's second-highest scorer with nine points in loss against North Carolina (12/5)...scored first collegiate points in Huskies win over Cleveland State (11/27)...made collegiate debut with two minutes of action vs. Marist (11/12).

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds while leading Immaculate Heart Academy to a perfect 24-0 record during her senior season...named the 2005 Gatorade New Jersey State Player of the Year...four-time Street & Smith honorable mention All-America...pulled down her 1000th rebound during senior season...four-time All-County, All-League and All-North Jersey selection...led Immaculate Heart to four straight 22-plus win seasons during prep career...member of 2002 and 2004 New Jersey Parochial A North championship teams...Immaculate Heart captured the league championship during each of her four seasons and the county title in three seasons...tallied 16 points and nine rebounds per game as a junior...posted 15 points and 12 rebounds as a sophomore...team captain during senior season...also lettered in track during prep career.

    PERSONAL
    Born Tahirah Rukan Williams on January 30, 1987...parents names are Ira and Rita Williams...brother Isaiah currently plays football at Maryland...nicknamed "T"...communications major.