Gabby Williams– Draft Profile
By Matt Hallett
Gabby Williams is a 5’11” forward out of the University of Connecticut. Her college career included two NCAA championships and two final four appearances. Williams was the glue player that every team needs, including winning the American Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2017.
Williams numbers are not eye-popping when viewed by themselves. For her career, Williams averaged 10.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.1 steals per game. The word that best describes Williams is efficient. She scored her points at 60.6 percent from the field.
Williams has a couple of chinks in the armor however. For her college career, she only shot 65.3 percent from the free throw line. However, it is from deep where Williams has struggled, making only 1-of-12 from deep for her career.
However, this is one small chink in Williams's armor. In her career, she has collected 25 double-doubles and one triple-double. This is the true strength of Williams. She is never just doing one thing, She is impacting the game in many different ways and this activity is what has WNBA teams so interested.
For most of the mock draft’s, Williams has been touted to go with the third or fourth pick. It does not matter which one as the Chicago Sky have both. However, with Azura Stevens, nominating and Victoria Viviens having an incredible NCAA tournament, Williams has moved down some mock drafts.
According to draftsite.com Williams could slip as low as seventh and go to the Washington Mystics. This is an unlikely scenario, however. Chicago has enough floor spacing with the 3-point shooting of Allie Quigley and Stefanie Dolson in the starting line-up. Williams is a high-class athlete who plays well on both sides of the ball.
This mock draft has Kelsey Mitchell going at three but the Sky is not likely to select a player who they will try and trade. They will select according to their needs and Williams certainly fits them.