If Williams could keep herself on the court long enough to play the same minutes Paris played her sophomore season, she wouldn’t quite catch her on the boards, averaging 11.6 rebounds, but she’d pass her in the scorebook, averaging 25.2 points.
Paris was the national player of the year following the ’06-’07 season. If Williams could put up 25.2 and 11.6, she might get some votes.
Also, if you were wondering, OU leading scorer Aaryn Ellenberg is averaging 19.3 points in 36 minutes for a per-minute average of 0.54. Williams’ per-minute average of 0.83 is more than 50 percent higher.
Maybe there will never be 36 minutes available to the young post. Maybe there will never be 30. But just imagine what Williams might do with 25?
Ellenberg and Morgan Hook and Sharane Campbell and Nicole Griffin can lead the Sooners a long way. But if Williams can keep herself on the court, OU can go so much further.
She’s the key to the season.
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