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University of Miami Athletics
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Ja'Leah Williams

position

Guard

Height

5-9

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Pompano Beach, Fla.

High School

Blanche Ely

 

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Twitter

@SlimLeah3

Instagram

@slim_leah

Major

Sport Administration

Ja'Leah Williams - Women's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

Career Honors:

  • 2022 ACC All-Freshman Team
  • 2022 Bob Bradley Spirit and Courage Award Recipient
  • ACC Freshman of the Week (2/21)
  • 2022 All-ACC Academic Team
2023-24 (As a Junior)
  • Was critical in the win against Duke Jan. 28, scoring 16 points to go with seven rebounds
  • Played a big part in Miami’s 60-59 win against UNC in the ACC Tournament Second Round, posting 11 points and seven rebounds
  • Set a career high with 12 boards against Virginia Tech March 8
  • Came up just short of a double-double in an overtime win against Clemson Feb. 8, posting 11 points and nine rebounds
  • Was a consummate distributor in the win against Fordham Nov. 12, tallying seven points, eight assists and three steals
  • Started a streak of four-straight double-digit scoring games Dec. 20, posting seven steals and 12 points in the win against Jackson State
  • Tallied her non-conference high for points with 14 on 6-for-7 shooting against Alabama State Dec. 28
  • Scored four of her 11 points at the line against Louisville Dec. 31
  • Grabbed eight boards and scored 10 points at No. 11 Virginia Tech Jan. 11
2022-23 (As a Sophomore)
  • Started all 35 games played
  • Averaged 6.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game
  • Led the Hurricanes in total assists with 93
  • Reached double-figure points on eight occasions as a sophomore
  • Poured in a career-high 28 points on 10 made field goals against Columbia (11/27)
  • Recorded multiple steals in 11 games, including a season-high five against UMES (11/7)
2021-22 (As a Freshman)
  • Started 28 of 34 games played as a freshman
  • Was the only freshman to start a game this season
  • Led the Hurricanes in steals (65)
  • Ranked third on the team in points per game (7.3) and rebounds per game (4.1)
  • Totaled nine double-digit outings
  • Led all Hurricanes in field goal percentage (minimum 200 attempts) with a .416 clip
  • Ranked in the top five among ACC freshmen in steals (first), rebounding (third), scoring (fourth) and assists (fourth), one of just two league rookies to do so
  • Finished the season third among ACC players in total steals (65)
  • Tallied multiple steals in 17 of 34 games
  • Posted a career-best six steals and seven assists against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (12/6)
  • Reached double-digit rebounding numbers for the first time in her career with 10 at Wake Forest
High School
  • Attended Blanche Ely
  • Named the Sun Sentinel Broward County Class 7A-6A Player of the Year in 2019-20
  • Earned a spot on the Miami Herald’s First Team and Sun Sentinel’s First Team for two years straight
  • As a senior, served as team captain, led her team to its first state championship since 1992
  • Totaled 10 points, five rebounds and four assists in the title game
  • As a junior, averaged 18.0 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and five steals per game
  • Honor Roll member every year of high school
Personal
  • Born Feb. 11, 2002
  • Parents are Jessica and George
  • Chose Miami over offers from West Virginia, University of South Florida, Georgia Tech, Florida Atlantic University, and North Florida
  • Fell in love with Miami’s environment and said it felt like home
  • Enjoys running track
  • Majoring in Sports Administration
  • Hopes to become a manager, physical therapist or athletic trainer