New Mexico Girls Basketball POY: Danni Williams

New Mexico Girls Basketball POY: Danni Williams

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New Mexico Girls Basketball POY: Danni Williams

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THE WINNER: Danni Williams

THE BASICS

School: Clovis (N.M.)
Grade: Sophomore
Position: Guard
Height: 5-foot-9

Athletic achievement: She has led the Wildcats to a 28-2 record and a berth in the Class 5A state semifinals, scheduled for March 14. A returning First Team All-District selection, Williams averaged 20.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.9 steals and 3.0 assists through 30 games. She shot 45 percent from the field, 36 percent from 3-point range and 75 percent from the free throw line entering the state quarterfinals.

Academic excellence: Also a volleyball standout, Williams has maintained a 4.22 weighted GPA and ranks No. 1 in her graduating class. A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Junior Honor Society and her school’s Spanish Club, she has volunteered locally on behalf of her church’s youth group.

THE PRAISE

“Danni is a terrific guard,” said Rich Harbin, head coach of Valley (Albuquerque, N.M.). “She has great shooting range and can also go to the basket very well. Typically, Danni does a great job taking care of the ball and distributing it to her teammates.”

THE FUTURE: Williams will be a junior next year.

 

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