Kimberly Williams

Kimberly Williams (born October 14, 1974) is a former professional basketball player who played two seasons for the Utah Starzz of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

Born and raised in South Side, Chicago, Williams graduated from Marshall High School in 1993 and was Illinois “Ms. Basketball” as a senior.

She helped guide the Westark Community College (now University of Arkansas-Fort Smith) to back-to-back appearances in the NJCAA Women’s Basketball Championship. The team were national runner-us in 1994 and won the national championship in 1995, going 67–2 cumulatively in Williams’ two seasons. She was the first women’s basketball player from Arkansas-Fort Smith to be drafted in the WNBA.

Williams transferred to DePaul University, where she played from 1995 to 1997. As a senior at DePaul in 1996–97, Williams was Conference USA Player of the Year after scoring 25.1 points per game, second highest nationally, and leading C-USA in assists (5.6 apg) and steals (4.52 spg).

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