And the beat goes on. Louisville Women’s Basketball team added another quality commit to the 2020 recruiting class. Malea Williams has signed on to further her academic and athletic career at Louisville.
— Malea W. (@88gigs) June 15, 2020
Malea averaged over 19ppg, 13rpg, and 2.1apg during her senior year while leading Scott County to a 28-7 record. Williams was a thousand point scorer and rebounder during her high school career. Back in January, Williams had a game tying putback at the buzzer while being fouled. With no time on the game clock, Williams walked up to the free throw line by herself and knocked down the game winning free throw. This season, she was named the KABC 11th Region Player of the Year and named to the KY All-State Girl’s Basketball Team. She is also a Miss KY Basketball finalist.
Malea Williams is an important get for Louisville for a few reasons, but mostly she’ll provide front court depth both in games and during practice. Williams considers herself to be an entertaining watch on the basketball court, with her ability to smoothly score the ball both inside and out I completely agree with her. At 6’4, Williams is equally adept at playing on the wing or the post. I see her being a good post player for Louisville, eventhough she played 4 out of the 5 positions during her high school career.
The 6’4 forward from Scott County High School, will join an already talented class that includes: 5* players Hailey Van Lith and Olivia Cochran, 2018 member of U17 Canadian National Team Merissah Russell, and top Juco guard Ahlana Smith.
Williams also had offers from Illinois, Syracuse, Souther Miss, EKU, WKU, and Vanderbilt to name a few. Going into her senior year, she already had more than 15 D1 offers. Give a lot of credit to Coach Walz and his staff for keeping this talented young lady in the state.
Below is a press release from UofL about the Cards newest signee.
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:
Louisville Adds Malea Williams to 2020 Class
Williams is joined by Olivia Cochran, Merissah Russell, Ahlana Smith and Hailey Van Lith in the 2020 class.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s basketball head coach Jeff Walz and his staff announced on Monday that they have signed Malea Williams, a 6-foot-4 forward from Scott County High School in Georgetown, Ky., to their 2020 class.
The addition of Williams completes Louisville’s 2020 class and she will be joined by Olivia Cochran, a 6-foot-3 forward from Columbus, Ga., Merissah Russell, a 5-foot-11 guard from Ottawa, Ontario, Ahlana Smith, a 5-foot-9 guard from Charlotte, N.C., and Hailey Van Lith, a 5-foot-7 guard from Wenatchee, Wash.
Malea Williams, 6-4, Forward, Georgetown, Ky. (Scott County)
Malea Williams was named Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches Region 11 Player of the Year and to the Kentucky All-State Girls Basketball Team. She is a finalist for Kentucky Lions Eye Association Miss Basketball, which will be presented virtually on June 28.
During her senior season, she averaged 19.6 points, 13.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.8 steals per game. She scored a career-high 32 points in an 89-28 win over Bryan Station. She finished her career with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.
She led Scott County to a 28-7 record and a trip to the 11th region championship in 2019-20. In her sophomore and junior seasons, she helped lead the Cardinals to a combined 65-5 record and two trips to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Sweet 16.
“We are excited to add Malea Williams, a graduating senior out of Scott County High School to our 2020-21 roster. Malea brings a unique skill-set as she is able to knock down the 3-point shot from the trail position at the post and adds a presence as a shot blocker on the defensive end. Malea will redshirt this season to focus on her academics, as well as strength and conditioning. We anticipate her being a great addition to our core group and look forward to getting her in the mix this fall.” – Jeff Walz, Louisville Head Coach