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Ja'Leah Williams

position

Guard

Height

5-9

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Pompano Beach, Fla.

High School

Blanche Ely

Twitter

@SlimLeah3

Instagram

@slim_leah

TikTok

@slim_leah

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

As a Freshman (2021-22): ACC All-Freshman Team; Bob Bradley Spirit and Courage Award Recipient; ACC Freshman of the Week (2/21); 2022 ACC All-Academic Team.

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.