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Williams Named Sun Belt Player of the Week

DJ Williams named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week. Courtesy WPDE

NEW ORLEANS, La. – DJ Williams of the Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team has been voted the Sun Belt Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday afternoon. It is the second weekly honor this season for Williams, who was previously named the Player of the Week on Nov. 27.

Williams collected a pair of double-doubles last week – bringing her season total to four – while averaging 20.0 points and 10.5 rebounds to lead Coastal to its fourth win in its last five games.

The junior guard scored 22 points and had game-highs of 10 rebounds and seven assists in Coastal’s win over Texas State on Saturday. Against UTA on Thursday, Williams led all players in both scoring and rebounding with 18 points and 11 boards. She also dished out five helpers in that game. In the two games combined, Williams had team highs of 16 free-throw makes, 12 assists and five blocks.

Williams is currently the Sun Belt’s second-leading scorer averaging 17.0 points per game this season. She also ranks second in steals (2.3), fourth in assists (3.9) and ninth in rebounding (7.2).

Williams and the Chanticleers close out their three-game home stand on Saturday when they host Appalachian State at 2 p.m. at the HTC Center. It will be the second meeting this season against the Mountaineers, who defeated the Chants in Boone, N.C., on Jan. 19.

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