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Christyn Williams

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2017 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup.
  • Silver Medal: 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup.
  • Bronze Medal: 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship.
  • As a member of the 2018 USA U18 National Team, started in four of five games played and averaged 8.4 ppg. and 5.4 rpg. to help the USA to a 6-0 record and a gold medal from Aug. 1-7 in Mexico City; missed one game due to illness.
  • Member of the 2017 USA U19 World Cup Team that finished 6-1 and with the silver medal after losing to Russia by four points in the gold medal game in Udine, Italy; aided the USA squad to a 3-0 exhibition record against U19 teams from Italy, Latvia and Spain.
  • Teamed up with Janelle Bailey, Aquira DeCosta and Destiny Littleton on the 2017 USA Women's 3x3 U18 World Cup Team that earned a gold medal and a 7-0 record at the 2017 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup in Chengdu, China. 
  • Also teamed up with Bailey, DeCosta and Littleton to capture the 2017 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Tournament title.
  • Member of the 2016 USA Women’s U17 World Cup Team that compiled a 6-1 record and claimed bronze in Zaragoza, Spain; helped the USA earn a 58-46 victory over France in an exhibition game in Anglet, France.
  • Participated in the 2015 USA U16 trials.

College Notes

  • Signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Connecticut for 2018-19.
  • Moved into college after being named to the 2018 USA U18 National Team.

High School Honors

  • 2018 Naismith, Gatorade, WBCA and MaxPreps National Player of the Year; and Jordan Brand Classic.
  • 2018 McDonald’s Morgan Wootten Player of the Year and MVP of the game.
  • 2016, 2017 and 2018 Gatorade State Player of the Year.
  • 2018 All-Arkansas Preps Player of the Year and 2016 Sophomore of the Year.
  • 2017 and 2018 USA Today All-Arkansas Player of the Year and first team.
  • Four-time Arkansas all-state selection.
  • 2017 Naismith and MaxPreps All-America third team.

High School Notes

  • Played four varsity seasons at Central Arkansas Christian; compiled 3,500 points and 1,261 rebounds.
  • Scored a career single-game high 46 points (vs. Stuttgard in 2016). 
  • As a senior in 2017-18, averaged 26.8 ppg., 10.4 rpg., 2.9 apg., 1.8 spg. and 1.3 bpg. to help her team to a 36-1 record and a 4A state title; MVP of the state title game.
  • As a junior in 2016-17, averaged 26.0 ppg., 8.8 rpg. and 2.5 spg. to lead the Mustangs to a 29-5 record and the 4A quarterfinals.
  • As a sophomore in 2015-16, averaged 29.3 ppg., 11.0 rpg. and 2.3 spg. to help her team to a 24-14 record and the state tourney title game; had 20 games with 30+ points and three games with 40+ points; averaged 31.0 ppg. in the state tournament.
  • As a freshman in 2014-15, averaged 28.5 ppg. and 10.0 rpg. to help her team to the state tourney quarterfinals; had 36 points and 16 rebounds in first high school game.
  • Played in the summer with Cy-Fair Shock.

Personal Notes

  • Twitter & Instagram: @Christyn2000
  • Member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club and MU Alpha Theta.
  • Daughter of Cheryl and Sherman Williams.
  • Has two brothers, Timothy Watson (28) and Andrew Williams (25); and three sisters, Shelly Williams (39), Amanda Williams (32) and Timia Watson (26).
  • Brother, Timothy Watson, played baseball at Crowder College; cousin, Will Conroy, played basketball at the University of Washington; cousin, Brittney Dozier, played softball at Texas A&M University; and cousin, Wallace Spearmon, was a track and field 100- and 200-meter specialist who was a two time NCAA outdoor champion, won silver at the 2005 IAAF World Championships of Athletics and was a 2008 and 2012 Olympian. 
  • Uncles, Varick Riddle served in the U.S. Army; uncle, Derek Clemons, served in the U.S. National Guard; and uncle, Floyd Nickelberry, served in the U.S. Air Force.

The Scoop

  • First played basketball when she was 3.
  • Enjoys roller skating and hanging out with family.
  • Top movies: Monsters, Inc., Life, Set It Off, Love & Basketball and Sister Act.
  • Favorite player: LeBron James, because “our style of play is similar.”
  • Favorite class: Math.
  • Most played song: Boo’d Up by Ella Mai.
  • Favorite pregame meal or snack: Chicken, banana or a Cliff bar.
  • Inspired by: Her sister, Timia Watson.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S AVG MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2018 U18 5/4 85/17.0 16-40 .400 2-8 .250 8-16 .500 27/5.4 42/8.4 13 5 1 6
2017 U19 6/0 50/8.3 6-19 .316 2-9 .222 5-11 .455 10/1.7 19/3.2 2 1 1 2
2016 U17 7/7 216/30.9 29-77 .377 10-32 .313 15-15 1.000 28/ 4.0 83/ 11.9 9 15 2 9
Totals 18/11 351/19.5 51-136 .375 14-49 .286 28-42 .667 65/3.6 144/8 24 21 4 17

 

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S PTS/AVG
2017 3x3 U18 7 22/3.1

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