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Ronni Williams

Guard/Forw

Height
6' 0"
CLASS
FR
Hometown
Daytona Beach, FL
Experience
1L
School
Atlantic HS

(information as of September 1, 2014)

 

Major: Exploring Social & Behavioral Science

 

Pronunciation Video: http://youtu.be/2SIb_fBPvx0

 

OF NOTE:

·         First Gator signee named a McDonald’s High School All-American

·         Top-ranked basketball recruiting prospect in the state of Florida for the 2012-13 signing class and ranked No. 13 overall in the country by ESPN

·         Highest-ranked player ever signed by the Gators since the prep rankings began

·         Can excel at any position; trained to be a guard by her father

·         Father, Rodney Williams, played basketball at Florida for the 1982 and 1983 seasons

·         Uncle, Marlon McCree, played football at Kentucky before enjoying an eight-year NFL career; cousin Erik McCree plays basketball at Louisiana Tech and will be a junior for the 2014-15 season

·         She is part-Jamaican

 

2013-14 SEASON & CAREER AWARDS:

·         2014 SEC All-Freshman Team

·         SEC Co-Freshman of the Week (Feb. 3, 2014)

·         CSS’s Geigo Go To Player of the Game (Jan. 5, 2014 at Kentucky)

·         SEC Freshman of the Week (Nov. 11, 2013)

 

2013-14 SEASON & CAREER STATS:

·         Scored in every game except one (2013-14 season finale)

·         14 double-figure scoring games

·         3 double-figure rebounding games

·         3 double-doubles

·         UF’s leading scorer in 1 game

·         Rebounder leader in 7 games

·         Assist leader in 2 games

 

STAT NOTES:

·         Fouled out of 16 games in 2013-14 (most in a season all-time - set new record during game vs. Texas A&M, March 2 ... passed the mark of 14 set by Quientella Bonner in 26 games during 1978-79 season)

 

Freshman Year (2013-14):

·         Played in every game ... started 17 games, including the last 10

·         Scored in 32 of 33 games (scoreless for first time at Penn State in the season finale)

·         On team ranked: No. 1 Blocked Shots, No. 2 Rebounds, No. 5 Scoring, No. 2 Field Goal Percentage, No. 5 Assists

·         Among SEC athletes, ranked No. 10 in blocked shots per game (1.3 pg)

·         Impressive NCAA Tournament debut: vs. Dayton - 15 points (6-13 FG), 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists; converted 3 three-point-plays

·         Huge showing road win at Vanderbilt (Feb. 27) when she scored 11 points with six rebounds and five blocks; scored two buckets in a 36-second span late in the game after VU cut UF’s lead to four points

·         Scored the 200th point of her career at Arkansas (Feb. 6)

·         SEC Co-Freshman of the Week (Feb. 3): averaged 11.0 points and 5.0 rebounds with 3.0 assists while shooting 56.3 percent from the floor in two wins

·         Despite big foul trouble early (3 fouls in first half at Ole Miss, Feb. 2), finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and a career-high five assists in just 14 minutes of action. The rookie scored six of her points during the game-breaking 17-1 run in the second half.

·         Stepped up at Tennessee (Jan. 23), scoring 12 points (5-9 FG) and team-high seven rebounds with two blocks

·         Led a 14-3 run at Tennessee (Jan. 23) that helped whittle a 53-34 deficit down to eight points, 56-48; started the run and had six during the spurt

·         Named CSS’s Geigo Go To Player of the Game at No. 6 Kentucky (Jan. 5), when she posted her third collegiate double-double with a career-high 19 points (9-13 FGs) and 10 rebounds; scored 6 points during a 16-6 run that helped UF erase a 9-point, second-half deficit at No. 6 Kentucky and take a 69-68 leads with 4:31 remaining

·         Made most of first collegiate start (vs. Oregon State, Nov. 30); scored 11 points of her 15 points in the second half, when she also collected eight of her nine rebounds, including all six on the offensive end

·         Started second half of game vs. Illinois State (Nov. 29); scored 14 points with 7 rebounds

·         Notched second double-double with 14 points and a game-high 12 rebounds against Florida State (Nov. 21)

·         scored 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting before fouling out of win at Kennesaw State (Nov. 17)

·         SEC Freshman of the Week (Nov. 11) for her season-opening weekend performance

·         Spectacular collegiate debut with 15 points, 17 rebounds and 5 blocks in season-opener vs. Bethune-Cookman

·         Only second freshman to net a double-double in Gator debut (All-American & U.S. Olympian Tammy Jackson netted 13 points and 12 rebounds against Virginia on Nov. 20, 1981)

·         17 rebounds in season-opener set record for most in Gator debut (was 13 boards by junior Courtney Cooper on Nov. 16, 2001, and sophomore Benita Locklear on Dec. 4, 1976)

·         Checked in for first time in career at 18:05 mark of first half; scored first collegiate points on a driving layup with 15:19 remaining in the first half

 

2013-14 SEASON STAT NOTES:

·         14 double-figure scoring games ... 3 double-figure rebounding games ... 3 double-doubles

·         Scored in every game except one

·         UF’s leading scorer in 1 game ... leading rebounder in 7 games ... assist leader in 2 games

·         fouled out of 16 games (most in a season all-time - set new record during game vs. Texas A&M, March 2 ... passed the mark of 14 set by Quientella Bonner in 26 games during 1978-79 season)

 

High School:

·         Graduated from Atlantic High School (Port Orange, Fla.) Cum Laude in May of 2013

·         Atlantic High School records: 45 points in game (Jan. 22, 2011), 25 rebounds in a game (Jan. 14, 2010), 93 blocks in season (2012)

·         Ranked as the No. 13 best player in the country on ESPN’s Class of 2013 national recruiting list also recognized by ESPN HoopGurlz Super 60 rankings as the third-best wing-position player in 2013 recruiting class

·         Played in the 2013 McDonald’s All-American High School Game (April 3, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago) game featured the nation’s top 24 high school girls’ players

·         One of 20 high school seniors selected to the 2013 WBCA High School All-America Game presented by NIKE (played April 6, 2013 in New Orleans, site of the 2013 NCAA Women’s Final Four)

·         First player named Daytona Beach News-Journal’s Girls Basketball Player of the Year in each of her four seasons (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

·         Runner-up for 2013 Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Basketball

·         Topped the 2,000-point plateau on “Senior Day” and led Atlantic High School to the District 7-4A championship on February 2, 2013, with 19 points and 10 rebounds

·         Senior year averaged 20.2 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.1 blocks and 3.2 steals per game individual game high was a 38-point, 17 rebound performance in a win against New Smyrna Beach on Jan. 24, 2013

·         Junior year averaged 20.1 points (636 total points), 10.8 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 2.6 blocks helped the Sharks to a 21-6 record totaled 553 points, scoring a season-high 34 points on Jan. 17, 2012, vs. Crooms Academy

·         Sophomore year averaged 21.9 points, 13.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 4.2 blocks season highlighted with a 66-65 win against Apopka on Jan. 22, 2011, when she scored a career-high and school-record 45 points with 19 rebounds and five steals

·         Freshman year totaled 451 points and averaged 20.5 points with 13.5 rebounds statistical highlight game came on Jan. 14, 2010, against Orlando Jones when she recorded 29 points, 25 rebounds and dished seven assists in the win

·         Also member of the Sharks track & field team

·         Coached at Atlantic HS by George Butts

 

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