Jan. 20, 2010
WACO, Texas -
Destiny Williams, a 6-0 forward from Benton Harbor, Mich., has transferred to Baylor from the University of Illinois, head coach Kim Mulkey announced today.
Prior to entering college, Williams won a gold medal with the U.S. U19 National Team at the 2009 U19 World Championships, July 23-Aug. 2, in Bangkok, Thailand. She averaged 4.5 points and 4.5 rebounds for Team USA during World's and twice led the team in rebounding. Coming out of Benton Harbor High School, she ranked as nation's the No. 8 senior by ESPN HoopGurlz and was No. 16 according to Blue Star. In addition, she was a McDonald's All-America selection and a WBCA high school All-American.
Other prep honors include being named 2008-09 Gatorade Michigan Girls Basketball Player of the Year and she was a two-time first-team all-state selection by both the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News. As a senior, she averaged 29.9 points, 16.1 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 4.5 blocks a game. She led Benton Harbor to a Class A state championship and 25-2 record as a senior, with a double-double of 31 points and 21 rebounds in the title game.
She was named 2008 Michigan Class A Player of the Year by the Associated Press after averaging 24.5 points, 13.9 rebounds, 4.2 blocks and 3.7 as a junior and leading her school to a 17-2 record. As a sophomore Williams averaged 25.3 points, 14.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.3 steals per game to earn all-state (AP and Coaches), all-conference and all-city accolades.
Williams, who will be eligible at the end of finals of the fall 2010 semester, will have three years of eligibility remaining. She is the fourth McDonald's All-American in the Lady Bear program, joining senior Morghan Medlock, sophomore Brooklyn Pope and freshman Brittney Griner.