Highest-ever draft pick in Michigan History
Personal: Mother, NaSheema, played college basketball at Vanderbilt before competing for Nashville Noise in American Basketball League … grandmother, Gail Hillmon Williams, played college basketball at Cleveland State … majored in communications and media at Michigan … first player in Michigan women’s basketball history to wear 00.
Other Professional Experience: Selected by Atlanta Dream with No. 15 overall pick in 2022 WNBA Draft, becoming the highest-ever draft pick in Michigan history … averaged 4.4 points and 5.1 rebounds over 34 games in rookie season … made 12 starts for the Dream … posted four double-digit scoring efforts, including season-high 13 points against Connecticut on July 15, 2022 … also reached double figures in back-to-back games against Minnesota (Aug. 7) and Las Vegas (Aug. 9) … grabbed 10 or more rebounds in a game three times, including season-high 14 caroms at Seattle on July 24, 2022.
International Experience: Averaged 10.3 points and 5.7 rebounds during 2018 FIBA Americas U-18 Championship as United States posted perfect 6-0 record and won Gold medal … led Team USA to 7-0 record and Gold medal at 2019 FIBA U-18 World Cup by netting 7.4 points per game … also paced squad with 7.6 rebound average while serving as team captain … named to 2021 USA Women’s AmeriCup Team and helped squad win Gold medal by averaging 11.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
College Experience: Four-year letter winner at Michigan who started 84-of-119 games from 2018-22 … graduated as the Wolverines’ all-time leader in rebounds (1,063), double-double games (52) and free throws made (487) … averaged 18.3 points and 8.9 rebounds per game with the Wolverines … first player in Michigan women’s basketball history to earn All-America honors … one of two women’s basketball players in school history to receive Michigan Female Athlete of the Year award … only player (male or female) in Michigan history to reach 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds … two-time Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-America selection who also claimed First-Team All-America distinction from the United States Basketball Writers Association in each of her final two years … member of 2021 and 2022 Sports Illustrated All-America First Team … named to The Athletic’s All-America First Team as a junior and senior … first women’s basketball player in Michigan history to earn four First-Team All-Big Ten Conference commendations … three-time Katrina McClain Award finalist … earned WBCA All-Region distinction three times … named 2019 Big Ten Freshman and Sixth Player of the Year … finalist for the 2021 Wade Trophy … consensus pick as 2021 Big Ten Player of the Year … earned six All-America honors during senior season, including five First-Team awards … started 29-of-30 games during 2021-22 campaign, averaging 21.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per outing … notched 29 double-digit scoring performances, including a pair of 30-point efforts … claimed five All-American distinctions as a junior, including First-Team notice by the USBWA, Associated Press, Sports Illustrated and The Athletic … owns Michigan single-game record (men’s or women’s) with 50-point barrage against Ohio State on Jan. 20, 2021 … unanimous First-Team All-Big Ten selection in 2019-20 after averaging 17.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game while shooting 56.7 percent from the field … scored in double figures 28 times with 11 double-doubles during sophomore campaign … appeared in all 34 games off the bench as a freshman while leading the team in scoring (13.1 ppg), rebounding (7.0 rpg) and field goal percentage (.628).