Christyn Williams adds Morgan Wootten Player of the Year award, state championship to epic haul
Last week in "The Christyn Williams Chronicles," we told you how the senior star at Central Arkansas Christian had been named the Naismith player of the year and was a win away from capping her senior season with a state title.
Four days and 42 points later, we've got a lot to catch up on.
Williams, the No. 1 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100 and a Connecticut signee, was named the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year on Tuesday.
On Friday, she had 42 points, 11 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks to lead Central Arkansas Christian (North Little Rock, Arkansas) to a 68-57 win over Riverview (Searcy, Arkansas) in the Arkansas 4A state championship game.
The Morgan Wootten Award is given annually to the McDonald's All American who best exhibits outstanding character, leadership and the values of a student-athlete in the classroom and the community. Last year's winner was Evina Westbrook, a freshman at Tennessee. Previous UConn recruits to win the award include Crystal Dangerfield (2016), Katie Lou Samuelson, (2015) Breanna Stewart (2012) and Maya Moore (2007).
In addition to her recent haul, Williams is a two-time Gatorade state player of the year (this year's winners are scheduled to be announced March 19) and has won gold, silver and bronze medals with USA Basketball. Last month, she was named the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's High School Player of the Year. In January she was named a McDonald's All American.
Next up for Williams is the McDonald's All American Games at Philips Arena in Atlanta on March 28.