Top 50 Girls Hoops: #39 Malia Williams

Only four Carroll Chargers played in every game last year and the team’s leading three point shooter, Malia Williams, was one of them. Williams hit 32 percent of her three pointers while averaging 9.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. Williams actually hit more than half of her shots on the season from three point range.

The first look at Williams is going to be as a knock down shooter and there is no reason to expect otherwise. She is a confident shooter who is willing to take risks, which can be a good thing and a bad thing too. Her enhanced experience last season though will make her risk taking more educated. A bright point for the Chargers: her confidence extends to other areas where she doesn’t mind being a physical threat here and there rebounding the ball or getting to the basket.

While her biggest breakout was in Sectional play, Williams started inserting herself more into the top shooter conversation with 12 points against Bishop Dwenger and 14 points against Homestead during the Summit Athletic Conference Holiday Tournament. In the Chargers’ sectional win over Northrop, Williams posted a career high 32 points. That is the impression she left on the area at the end of her junior season.

“Malia Williams came out on her own during sectionals by being an all-around scorer for us,” says Carroll coach Mark Redding. “Malia can shoot off the dribble as well as finishing around the basket. I expect her to continue where she left off last year. Looking forward for Malia having a great senior year.”

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