STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women's basketball team has received a National Letter of Intent from Christyn Williams during the early signing period as announced by head coach Geno Auriemma Friday. Williams will join the Huskies for the 2018-19 season.
5-11 | Guard | Little Rock, Ark.
A member of the Central Arkansas Christian School National Honor Society ... Chose UConn over South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and UCLA.
Ranked the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2018 according to ESPNHoopgurlz ... Averaged 26.6 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 2.4 steals as a junior in leading Central Arkansas Christian School to a 29-5 record and the Class 4A state tournament quarterfinals. Was named Arkansas' Gatorade Player of the Year for the second straight season and was also a Naismith and MaxPreps All-America third-team selection ... As a sophomore averaged 29.3 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 2.3 steals and was the Gatorade state Player of the Year. Averaged 31.0 points in the state tournament as CAC reached the championship game ... As a freshman averaged 28.5 points and 10.0 rebounds, and had 36 points and 16 rebounds in her first game.
With USA Basketball: Was the youngest player on the 2017 United States U-19 national team that traveled to Italy and took part in the FIBA U-19 World Cup. Played in six of seven games and averaged 3.2 points and 1.7 rebounds in 8.3 minutes off the bench. Team USA -- which included UConn sophomore Crystal Dangerfield and freshman Megan Walker -- won the silver medal, finishing 6-1 following a loss to Russia in the championship game ... In July she teamed with University of North Carolina freshman Janelle Bailey, University of Texas freshman Destiny Littleton, and Baylor University signee Aquira DeCosta to win the gold medal at the FIBA 3x3 U-18 World Cup in China. Williams shared team scoring honors in the quarterfinal win over two-time defending champion France ... She represented her country for the first time in 2016 and averaged 11.9 points and 4.0 rebounds in 30.9 minutes per game as Team USA won the bronze medal at the FIBA U-17 world championships in Spain.
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